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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Old House At Home

The Old House At Home
Newnham Green ., Newnham, Hook RG27 9AH, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Newnham
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We tried the Old House recently and were not impressed. The food is at best average and the atmosphere dismal. Three out of four of us were not impressed with the food or the service. The staThe chips were like you get in Macdonalds, by all means sell thin oven chips, but have a choice of chips or fries and to how thick they are.

It is a pub pretending to be a restaurant so I guess the fact there are no table cloths, just grubby tables and chairs is acceptable to some. All of this for what came to £50 a head for two courses including a mediocre plonk. I won't be going back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice but a little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Had a meal here with my husband whereby we used a Travelzoo voucher code which was a very good price. The food was lovely but if we were paying the proper prices I'd have found it too expensive for what is essentially pub grub. Nice enough pub,nothing special, service was ok have had better

Visited February 2013
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Consistent good food, wine and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We have been coming here since 2004 and have always experienced good food; the menu is constantly changed, which the convivial proprietors Suki and Ollie are both instrumental in compiling. Ollie takes a very keen interest in the selection of wines and sources some amazing varieties. The service is efficient and friendly but not imposing. We are extremely fortunate to have this little gem close by; we have frequently been here with friends who have equally been as enthralled. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant/pub, you will certainly want to return time and time again!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 104 cities Reviews in 104 cities
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
“GREAT EVENING OUT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Visited on a Travelzoo offer a few weeks back with friends and have to say we had a really good experience, It was a dark and miserable Saturday evening and we found the pub more by luck than judgement. The owner (Olly?) was really friendly and chatty and we had a table in the main bar area - most Travelzoo diners seem to be put into the big room adjoining. I didn't look into the room and so can't comment on the ambience but we were more than happy where we were.

The food was extremely appetizing and after a few drinks we left later feeling rather stuffed. Yes, the prices are a bit steep if you're paying full whack but I think you have to judge it by the overall dining experience and on that basis we would go back and have no reservation in recommending the establishment.

My only gripe would have to be the lack of a website. I did discuss this on the day and was told it was in hand and due for completion but here we are weeks later and no obvious progress, which is a shame as we would be happy to return pronto if there were further offers available. Oh and there is another minor issue from my perspective and that's the lack of ale choice but then again I am a bit of a moaner!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This was a repeat visit for us, and it didn't disappoint. The food was really good quality and just the right portion size. The service was friendly and efficient. We had a Travelzoo voucher which made it great value, as it can be a bit pricey. I would suggest that they do a fixed price menu in addition to the a la carte, as this would definitely be a winner. With so few decent restaurants locally, they could sweep the board.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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