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The School House Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner


$10 - $25
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here. Food was delicious, decor inventive, quirky, imaginative, original and cosy. There is nothing we disliked, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Trishwr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for a meal, nice place, the staff were fine, overall it all seemed acceptable except the food was so disappointing. E.G. we ordered some menu advertised 'home made bread' and received one piece of bread roll the size of two small boiled eggs...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Nic M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and were greeted with very polite staff. Unfortunately the food failed to deliver. The amuse bouche was very nice but from there it went down hill. My father ordered squid, the dish came out and it had only 2 extremely small pieces in...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 159diannek
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

A little gem of a place. The staff are the best ever. Nothing is too much trouble they are so friendly and helpful. The food is not mass produced but cooked to perfection. Absolutely Everything was lovely. We last came here on Christmas Day which...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MymyLF
Reviewed June 17, 2019

Booked relatively last minute and were asked for a deposit - which we had no problems with and duly paid. We then went for a meal but one of our party of 7 was ill so only 6 coud make it. We had a very...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Farmboy20021
Reviewed June 16, 2019

We booked last minute on a Saturday night they accommodated us even though it was very busy the service was spot on and the food was even better! Lovely food, good value and a friendly service.

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Poor food after an inordinately long wait,yet still charged full price! would neither recommend nor return.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed June 7, 2019

Having booked this restaurant purely from looking at the menu on line we were a little disappointed when we found it as the area was not what we might have expected - but - "never judge a book by its cover" is an old saying...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank pky2018
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

This was my second time coming here and it was just as fantastic as I remembered. The restaurant has lovely high ceilings and feels very spacious. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to help. The food itself is absolutely fantastic and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank roamingtraveller92
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere different do a Sunday lunch and were told we should try the school house. Glad we did. It was unfortunate that the cooler for the bar taps had died but there were still drinks in the fridge. As for the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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November 22, 2017|
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Response from Gration2000 | Property representative |
The opening times are available on TripAdvisor, google, Facebook etc.
November 27, 2016|
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Response from Gration2000 | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, All medical dietary requirements are catered for, so when booking please let us know. Thanks SH
March 30, 2016|
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Response from JulieN194 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. Not been in a while but usually very good. Unsure of the current cost
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