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“Magic Michaelchurch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bridge Inn - Michaelchurch Escley

The Bridge Inn - Michaelchurch Escley
Pandy to Hay on wye road via Longtown | Powys, Michaelchurch Escley HR2 0JW, England
+44 1981 510646
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Price range: $14 - $34
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Riverside Inn with rooms, B&B and small Campsite with electric hook up available. Eat | Drink | Enjoy and Sleep
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Magic Michaelchurch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Booked a little 1 nighter at the Bridge Inn, as Ma & Pa were staying nearby, we've eaten there before and knew it was good. Camped in the field next to the pub, fine by us. Had a lush walk along The Cats Back (Black Hill) to Hay Bluff and back for a couple of pints, quick shower (all clean & tidy) & dinner booked for 8.30, with the Olds. The food is fantiastic, 1 ribeye, 1 hake, 1 chicken, 1 salmon, all delicious, plentiful, cooked to perfection. Not really enough room for pud, but we forced a couple down anyway. Great wine....not overpriced, loads of ales etc. Lovely staff that just seemed pleased that we were enjoying ourselves. And they were flat out busy.
Next day had a bit of eggs'n toast with a coffee. Later booked in for what must be one of the best Sunday Lunches in the UK (and we work our way around the South West trying them out).
Slow cooked meat, Pork Belly, Blade of Beef, Rump of Lamb, so much veg you can't eat it all, but also a wicked cheesy/potato croquette, yorkshires to die for and not too much spud, the gravy is like the best pie filling juice you ever had. Again, brilliant. Sadly we then had to leave. The place is a little chaotic, and haphazard, but in a good way. Embrace it, enjoy yourself and don't be too uptight. it's a pub in the middle of nowhere that is always full of happy contented full up faces. Excellent. can't wait for my next trip.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A very warm friendly greeting upon entering this lovely pub. We decided to eat outside next to the brook and weeping willows as it was such a warm evening. The food is excellent, all three courses spot on and service was first class. Thank you to the young lady who looked after us so well and always with a smile. A great way to spend our night off! We shall return soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Superb food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a charming local pub, situated on a stunning riverbank and very close to Hay-on-Wye. Fantastic food: the kind of meal where you want everything on the menu! Huge portions, great choice and warm, friendly service.

Visited May 2014
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Talgarth, United Kingdom
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“Birthday Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husbands birthday on the 20th June so we decided to go out for a meal with two friends. We arranged to meet at The Bridge Inn , Michaelchurch Escley HR2 0JW. A 16th Century Riverside Inn which was difficult to find but having found it it was well worth the effort. A large menu to choose from and the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I had a chicken dish followed for sweet by Banana mess - the both were delicious. My husband had duck followed by creme brûlée. Our friends had beef burghers, presentation of which was first class with dribbled cheese over in a bun with onion rings followed by banana mess. We were all overjoyed with our meal and will certainly be visiting again . I can't wait to take my family I was so pleased. Excellent landlord and landlady.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hereford
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This country pub is a real surprise: a marvellous menu of absolutely delicious locally-sourced dishes, beautifully presented. You won't find the Bridge because you are passing by: few top of the range gastro pubs can be quite so off the beaten track. But the restaurant and its chef have longstanding reputations preceding them and it is well known in the local communities.
The dining room is attractive with simple, wood-dominated design and furnishings. You can sit outside by the river on a nice day, with lovely views of the Black Mountains above.
Service is delightful and very friendly and accommodating.
This place is well, well worth the detour..

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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