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Brave Old Oak

104-106 Watling Street East, Towcester NN12 6BT , England
Brave Old Oak
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well, where to begin? Manager was rude, room wasn't clean, and it was completely overpriced. Our room was considered 'ensuite' which involved there being a shower plonked in our room... The loo and bath were down the corridor, with no locks and filthy. To enter after 1am it was necessary to climb THROUGH the fire escape into the toilet.. Need... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often call into in this pub if in Towcester or on my way to Milton Keynes. The staff are great, Sally is a little gem! The food is good honest pub grub, well presented and reasonably priced. My fish and chips tonight was cooked to perfection. They also do a great range of beers, as you expect from a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Absolutely terrible place to stay I wouldn't let my dog stay there. How can a B &B in this century not have a shower in the room or in a bathroom that you can use they only have a dirty bath 😷 I will never stay here again although the food was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Brave Old Oak was a good find. Whilst travelling a lot for work I stay all over, and what you want is a nice, clean room, a nearby pub with a decent menu and a good night's sleep. The oak has a variety of rooms, from a large triple bed with ensuite bathroom and lots of space down to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I like to go here as a meeting place as there are lots of places to sit and friendly bar staff. I occasionally here but not too keen on the menu. Portions sizes are very big, can rarely finish a meal. The drinks are more expensive here than some other pubs but the food is very cheap. Lots of outside... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We really enjoy the food and atsmophere at the Brave Old Oak and go every 2 months or so. The prices are reasonable and we have had nice meals but they have also messed us around with kitchen closing times. They usually stop serving food at 8pm, one evening I called ahead to confirm this and we arrived at 7.40... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Only stopped off for lunch here but was pleasantly surprised ( given some previous reviews.) The pub was warm and clean with an olde world atmosphere despite the pool table, which was set back in its own space. The beer was well kept, prices were very reasonable and the coffee was nice and in a generous sized cup. Staff were... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Visited here planning to have dinner but was put off by someone sat in there with the dog (Not a Guide Dog) some dirty old mongrel, really think they should review lwtting dogs onto a premises where they are serving food.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

As reasonably seasoned travellers across the UK we can say without reservation, this is one of the worst places we have ever stayed and would implore anyone not to make the same mistake. The pub itself looks quite reasonable from the roadside and it is only when you go inside you discover this place has little or no charm or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This pub is fine if you're not too fussy, and I'm apparantly not. Yes, the bathroom walls and woodwork could do with a clean but it's a really old building and I'm sure it would be a nightmare to keep it clean, and the actual bath, toilet, etc are cleaned regularly. There's still no lock on the door of the... More 

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