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The Watermead Inn

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10 Lakeside, Aylesbury HP19 0FX, England
+44 1296 433123
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Went with a group for lunch today. The restaurant was fairly empty except for our group. After ordering it took nearly 30 minutes for our starters then another hour till our main dishes. Our lunch took so long. The portions are huge! They need to improve as too long to wait.

Thank traceychambers
never never land
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Have eaten here countless times, but never taken the time to leave a review. Have had so many good meals here, but the salmon is to die for, always cooked to,perfection. I have asked for it to be cooked with garlic, and that has never been a problem, in fact whatever I ask for, has never been a problem and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017

There seemed to be too big an emphasis on Burgers and chips and Yorkshire pud with everything! The antipasti was good but the main courses lacked finesse and were largely overcooked. This is a friendly family hostelry which could raise its standards to reach a wider audience.

Thank 888anthony
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Second time eating here in the last month after a good first meal. Today was very poor and ruined Mother's Day dinner. We had to pre order our food a couple of days ago. Despite the preorder they forgot to bring my wife's meal out. The portions were smaller, the service was slow and moody. Would now not want to... More 

1 Thank thejimwah
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We were very disappointed with our Sunday roast, the beef was very tough, potatoes and parsnips were frozen and not home made, the veg was very, very under cooked, raw, the gravy was like water. Such a shame because we had heard good things about The Watermead Inn and will defiantly not return. The restaurant was also very loud with... More 

2 Thank Debbie F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

The restaurant faces the lake and has a lovely view during the day and lighter evenings. Also a balcony to sit outside on in better weather. We found a table in the dining area, a little away from the more noisy pub drinking area. Menu is good pub grub and we found that it was also generous portions, so good... More 

Thank Mary A
Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Pleased with variety and quality of the food menu ...only complaint was the very slow service..possibly not enough staff !

Thank theowlgit
Milton, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited with an old friend on a Thursday lunch visit and really enjoyed it. Good selection of food available and portions were very generous. Would recommend

Thank mrpink2017
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Four of us went there last night for dinner. Had a great welcome. Turned out to be Chinese New Year so was offered free Chinese buffet. The owner is Chinese. Lots of Chinese decorations. Brilliant atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Sandra A
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Great friendly service, food was great and good Value. The kids burger was enough for an adult and the ribs were a good size too.

Thank lewis f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Lakeside, Aylesbury HP19 0FX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury Vale  >  Aylesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 433123
Æglesburgh at the Watermead Inn is a well-established pub loved by many and is often referred to as the 'Mead'Located close to the centre of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. We hold a prime location situated on Watermead's picturesque lakeside. Æglesburgh is a comfortable vintage venue with a relaxing atmosphere serving excellent food and drink all day, ideal for visitors, businesses, local people and families.

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