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“Expensive food and swarming with unruly children” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Scotsbridge Mill

The Scotsbridge Mill
Park Road, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, England
01923 778 377
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Ranked #25 of 53 Restaurants in Rickmansworth
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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“Expensive food and swarming with unruly children”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Pleasant building, pleasant staff, pleasant enough location. But the food costs too much for what it is (it isn't especially refined or tasty), and the drinks are very costly indeed. But it's the excessively-family-friendly approach they take here that allows children to roam the rooms like wild animals, unchecked, at ALL times of day, that eventually drives you a little mad. If you want a playpen for little "Jack" or "Annabel" or "Poppy" or ruddy "Tarquin" to run around, whilst you eat expensive, average food and drink excessively marked-up wine - and you drive a Chelsea tractor such as a Range Rover or BMW X5 - then you will love this place.

Anyone else who hasn't got oodles of cash to burn, doesn’t think their children are the centre of the entire universe, and prefers to go to pubs for the calm company of other reasonably-mannered adults – you might want to go elsewhere instead…

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Hertfordshire
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“A little disappointed................”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The service was slow, but that was not too much of an issue - however being served hot food on cold plates was!
Definitely not as good as our last visit. They need to pay attention to detail, even if they are busy, like serving drinks a little quicker and not expecting us to lay out our cutlery for dessert.
Although the food was nice (and they do serve smaller servings which is a plus), we felt that it was overpriced.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Slower than slow”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The beer was flat and when raised this with waitress she said they knew and it had been like that all day! Scallops were undercooked and cold. Service was extremely slow- on two occasions another waitress saw we needed attending to and dismissed us, told us to wait the first time, the second time looked at us, ignored us, going to two other tables who had been waiting for less time on both occasions. When we finally got the desert menu we were waiting for 30 minutes before asking us if we wanted anything at which point we were so disappointed we just wanted to get the bill. This again was a ridiculous time to wait and was not at all acceptable. Over priced menu for such a disgusting service.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We went in here by chance in Sunday to have a Sunday lunch we were not planning to the bar staff were brilliant and accommodated us immediately helping with menus and drink selections
Roast dinner,wine and beer was good value for money and enjoyable.
Really good buzz about the place and good value it was a pleasure to go there keep up the good work we will definitely be back

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good, but a few niggles...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Let's start with the niggles...

Small table - we are both slim but found sat at this table cramped and stuck looking for places to put our different dishes and glasses.

Wine knowledge - This is something that seems to let lots of these modern pub/restaurants down. I know my wine and like the staff who serve me to know what they are pouring. A little bit more training in this area wouldn't go a miss.

Final niggle, clearing the table - we were left for quite some time with our starter plates, then our mains appeared which lead to a rather embarrassing moment of 'you hold that, while I take this'!!

The Very Good bits...

Staff friendly and welcoming, which makes up for the niggles about clearing the table etc. They all seem very jolly and smiley :)

The food was yummy, well presented and lots of choice on the menu, you could go a few times a week for a while and not get board of the menu here. I had fish for my main which was delicious and seasoned perfectly!

The wine was great, chilled perfectly and they had a good up to date wine list with like the food menu lots of choice. Again, you would struggle to get board as there was a good and varied range.

Overall a very good experience.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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