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Bexley, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Moved on from the Saracens to this pub and soon as we walked in found it to be great atmosphere, buzzy & busy, and quite a few small groups of people scatted around the pub. Pub is what you’d expect inside, loads of wood architecture and no plastic in sight. Young girl serving behind the bar was smiling and a...

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Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

A lovely dining area with a mix of old and new traditions. Attentive staff and food was very nice, i had the Roast chicken dinner which was very tasty and very good rump steak. Gingerbread cheesecake is definitely worth a try!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

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...

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2Thank GraceRogerson
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 5, 2015

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...

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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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4Thank Kenny C
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...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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...

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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4Thank CazB00
Worcester, United Kingdom
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...

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  • Bar/Lounge
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Address: 104-106 Watling Street East, Towcester NN12 6BT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Towcester
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask for room 11 (that's the big one!) avoid room 14(that's the tiny one!) and if you don't like salt on your chips, ask for no salt as they come out salted.”
 of 5 bubbles Stainless69, Sep 18, 2014 | Read review
“In another hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles GavinM626, Aug 5, 2012 | Read review
“Arrive early and eat in. The beer's good!”
 of 5 bubbles mari-vegi, Jul 27, 2012 | Read review
“Ask for one of the few rooms with an en-suite shower. The water trickles like a tap, but is much more preferable to the communal bathroom which has a bath but no shower and seems to only get cleaned once a week.”
 of 5 bubbles IanS811, Jan 22, 2012 | Read review
“Get one that's not over the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles silverflanger, Oct 22, 2011 | Read review
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