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Reviewed April 8, 2024

Went for Easter Lunch with a couple of friends and WOW what a welcome we had, The Management are very understanding and helpful as my partner is in a wheelchair and my friends had a wheelchair too.. so accommodating and caring.. and helpful.. The food...was Amazing very well presented and there was enough on the plates.. very tasty .. would Highly recommend Top Marks to the staff to.. certainly made us laugh.. Thank you Everyone for being supportive..More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 15, 2024

Just OK, but not great, we've had good meals here before so know they can do a lot better. Most noticeable thing was the lack of service, I put in more legwork than the waiting staff which isn't how restaurants are supposed to work. As...for the meal, Rump Steak went down well enough, nothing to report there. The Fish and Chips were disappointing, underdone fish of barely legal size and the mushy peas looked like they'd crashed there; from a great height. The beef and onion pies were the best of the lot, didn't look like a perfectly formed"Brakes Special" so hopefully home made. All in all not a great dining experience, we'd have probably spent more if prompted to do so but couldn't quite get up the enthusiasm to ask for anything again and quit while we were ahead. 4 people for £100 so resaonably cheap for this neck of the woods.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed January 18, 2024

Amazing food, games for kids and some great books. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.staff are amazing. ++++

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed November 6, 2023

Broke our journey on the M4 for a lunch stop and glad we did. Good home cooked food, generous portions well presented in a reasonable time. Friendly staff who were very welcoming. Good 'old fashioned' pub with some lovely craft ales. Pleased we came here...and happy to recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 31, 2023

I've just stayed the night at this wonderful little Inn in Chievley. The staff were all friendly, welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Food was all home made and excellent. The accommodation was a converted thatched cottage, which was warm and extremely comfortable. I...highly recommend this to anyone. I travelled from Cornwall and used it to break my trip to Heathrow before I fly to New Zealand. Regards to everyone Jon Schuller.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 16, 2023

Came here for lunch last week to meet some business partners. Not been here before but it was in an ideal location, right near the M4 and A34 junction. Bar staff were helpful and cheery, which was nice. Pub was pretty busy and they had...sport playing on a screen, so it felt like a good atmosphere and definitely popular with the locals. Food wise, one of my colleagues had the chicken and ham pie which was very nice, however I ordered the cheese and bacon ciabatta and it would have been so much better had it had more filling. There was one small piece of streaky bacon in it, but into about 4 bits, so I had to send it back and ask for more filling. I should really have asked for more of everything as there wasnt a lot of cheese or mushrooms either. It may have just been a one off and I was unlucky, or they were trying to be extremely tight with their fillings, either way it reappeared with more bacon and i was happy! I would come here again as it was nice and friendly, and I am sure I was just unlucky with what I ordered.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 8, 2023

Atmosphere good but the lunch a disaster! Dry crab, rewarmed potatoes, boring green salad with no dressing. The excuse given ‘it was hot in the kitchen’!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 23, 2023 via mobile

Had an excellent Sunday lunch with family, superb roast beef dinner. Also had starters which were great. Good service with friendly staff. I will definitely go back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 7, 2023

Great lunchtime spot. Easy to find and excellent choices especially the specials board. Friendly staff and comfortable surroundings. A

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 6, 2023

We met friends here for lunch. The food is well cooked and tasty with a good portion size. Parking gets busy so get there early!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 19, 2023

Nice food and very good service. We all enjoyed what we ate. Particularly good were theKorean chicken wings.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 17, 2023

Very nice village pub with friendly staff and general hubbub of locals, some with dogs, drinking at the bar or watching cricket on TV. Nice variety of food on offer on the menu along with a Specials board. Beautiful whitebait starter was plentiful and the...smoked haddock with poached egg was tasty. The delicious rump steaks were two inches thick! All reasonably priced. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 7, 2023 via mobile

Good venue for a meal with friends. Lovely atmosphere, replete with the regulars with a pleasant buzz of conversation.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Dougal N, Owner at Ye Olde Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2023

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed it. Come see us again!

Reviewed March 14, 2023 via mobile

We went for a mid week meal and were pleasantly surprised. Having been there a few times under the old ownership we were hoping for a similar quality. We were not disappointed, a good beer (Arkels) selection a decent wine list (plenty of by the...glass options) and a small but nice meal selection. The whitebait starters are good, the rump steak was very good, the chickpea burger was a bit dry (I never have this so maybe it's normal) the Thai curry good. The baileys creme brulee very nice. Drinks and dinner for 4 £160 well pleased.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 2, 2023 via mobile

Came here for a date night and had the most amazing meal! We both had venison pie which we honestly can't stop talking about - it might be the best pie I've ever had, and then a baileys creme brulee which was delicious too. The...service was very good, attentive but laid back at the same time. The ambience is nice, we sat next to the fireplace and there are cute fairy lights around/nice decor. Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone who will listen! Thanks for a perfect evening!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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