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The Birch at Woburn

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20 Newport Road, Woburn MK17 9HX, England
+44 (0)1525 290295
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner on a Saturday night so very busy. Both our meals were very good, and the service was good. I was still eating however when my plate was removed may be a little to keen. The only slight downside was serving a cold dessert on warm plates. The dessert was very good though so forgiven on this occasion.

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Thank SilverBanshee
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello SilverBanshee Pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service last Saturday. I will have a word with the front of house staff about removing plates before our guests have finished eating. It is not acceptable and it is kind of you to be so amenable about it. It is a pet hate of mine that cold food... More 

Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the place with its excellent design, tasty food and great ambience. However I can't excuse some lapses in service that our group experienced during the visit. It wasn't anything bad, e.g. sauces weren't offered and once asked, the waitress literally added a spoon or two on a plate as if mayonnaise were black caviar... However it is not... More 

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Thank mrrodik
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello Mrradik Glad to hear that we are one of the best restaurants in the area. I will certainly be investigating why the service did not warrant 5 stars and will be addressing the issues raised. We hope to see you back to The Birch when hopefully you will award us 5 stars. More 

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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited on a Friday night. Fantastic service and amazing food...salmon followed by trout and cheesecake .... Delicious! Husband had duck, swordfish and cheeseboard. Great wine and coffee. Relaxed afterwards in lounge area. This restaurant always has a relaxed, great ambience and decor feel. Will be booking for Xmas eve too!

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Thank Mark D
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello Mark d Great to read your fantastic review which the staff thoroughly appreciate. We look forward to seeing you on Christmas Eve, if not before. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table of 6 to celebrate two birthdays. Whilst the food was lovely, we were placed in a small corner out of the way which meant we barely received any service to the table whatsoever - waiting for long gaps to order drinks, food, then between courses. When there was a problem with one of the meals, there... More 

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Thank Samantha H
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello Samantha H First of all may I apologise for the poor service that you state you received on your recent visit to The Birch. It is not acceptable and I will be taking it up with all members of staff on duty. If you wish to contact The Birch and leave your contact details I will be more than... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent beef, perfectly cooked vegetables and Yorkshire pudding all set in a lovely pub just between the Woburns. Shame wine was a tad pricey for the quality otherwise I would have given this restaurant top marks

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Thank laurahaworth
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello Laurahaworth Thank you for your kind comments regarding your superb Sunday lunch. I am sorry that you consider our wines a ‘tad pricey’ but much retail research was carried before we set our wine prices and we consider that the quality of wines that have on offer are good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Bletchley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Birch has always been known for great food and service. This time I was in a wheelchair after an op and they took care of me very well. They wheeled me through the lovely courtyard straight to the table on the upper level and manoeuvred my wheelchair right up to the table so I didn't need to get out... More 

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Thank mkjane77
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello MKJane77 Thanks MKJane for posting such a lovely review – much appreciated by all the staff. Sorry to hear of your operation and may I send my best wishes for a speedy recovery. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a return visit for my parents who used to visit regularly, with age their desire to drive a distance has declined so when I offered to take them anywhere, this was their first choice. The service was brilliant, apparently it always is. Very friendly and welcoming. I had the Charred Broccoli, Marinated Feta & Tomato pasta which was... More 

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Thank DiscoGem
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello DiscoGem What a great name! It was certainly a pleasure to read your brilliant review and the staff thoroughly enjoyed the content. I was delighted that your parents manage to see us again and I hope that you will bring them again for a return visit. Many thanks More 

Harlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to the birch numerous times but not in recent years as I hadn't felt it was much to shout about. This however is no longer the case! Went for dinner on Saturday and it was lovely. Great wine, beer and cocktail menu to start with and then a great food menu to follow! Perhaps a little on the... More 

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Thank ljanker
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello Ljanker I am delighted that we manage to resurrect your opinion of us and that you consider us to have great food and atmosphere. You recommendation is much appreciated by all at The Birch. The team look forward to welcoming you back. More 

London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never had a bad meal here. Service is good and definately some where to go for a nice occasion. Food of good quality and the nicest restaurant in the Woburn area

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Thank stevegoodwin
James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello Stevegoodwin Thanks for taking the time to post your positive review – much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went mid week and found that there were quite a few others with the same idea. The place has a good smart appeal to it and the menu was varied. I had the swordfish special and my wife had another fish dish. The desserts were lovely too. I ordered the trifle however they were out of it and settled... More 

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James C, Owner at The Birch at Woburn, responded to this review

Hello JTS1980 What a lovely review – the staff are delighted. I have to admit that the crème brûlée is one of my favourite desserts at the Birch and though ‘huge’ goes down a treat! Hope to see you return to The Birch when you will be assured of a warm welcome. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $45
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Newport Road, Woburn MK17 9HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Woburn
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1525 290295
Description
The Birch is a family owned restaurant and bar of individual style, set on the outskirts of the prestigious ancient market town of Woburn in Bedfordshire. At the Birch we are passionate about sourcing the freshest ingredients from farms and estates throughout the country, cooked by our team of talented, highly qualified chefs.We pride ourseleves on looking after our customers and have gained a repuation for offering excellent fresh food all delivered with a friendly smile in a welcoming environment.The Birch is the perfect place to socialise with friends, entertain clients or meet up for a special family occassion.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?