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“Disappointing return visit”

The Tollgate Inn Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Holt
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing return visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Having visited the Tollgate many times in the past, being well satisfied with the cosy welcoming atmosphere and excellent food, this was only our second visit to the Tollgate under its new ownership. The first was in August 2013 when we popped in for lunch with friends. We were impressed with the welcome, and the beer battered fish and chips but being traditionalists asked for the meal to be served on a plate rather than on a wooden chopping board, which they did without hesitation. However, our last visit with friends for a special occasion was a on a Saturday evening and was disappointing. The decor in the upper restaurant has been updated and is minimalistic but we felt it has lost its ambience. The menu was limited and unimaginative and our starter of spiced pumpkin soup was tasteless. The main course of fish and chips was all batter and little fish and bore no comparrison to our previous visit. It appears that we will have to search elsewhere to dine out for special occasions.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Local Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

The food here is fantastic, the venue cozy and the selection of food is up there with the very best. Perfect for a romantic night out, or business meeting.

Visited October 2013
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Eton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“My local away from home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

I noted the Tollgate on getting lost one day and when I ended up staying at the Woolley Grange up the road, thought I'd try it. Clearly the farrow and ball paint job worked for me! Anyway, they have a lovely deli on the back of the pub and then the pub itself has plenty of dining space. They serve all local beers, ciders etc. the menu is very local orientated, which I like. Plenty of good classics, extremely we'll cooked, supported by a great range of specials. It's really well priced too and the service is great. The only thing that stops me giving this an excellent is that perhaps the chef tries a bit too hard on some dishes.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Geoff C
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Bath
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A lovely pub with good food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Good pub local to nice places to visit. There is a small shop on site as well. Service was a bit slow on a busy Sunday lunchtime but staff were helpful and the food was fresh and well prepared.

Visited August 2013
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england
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Scrummy food and lovely staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We visited on a Sunday and were really glad they could fit us in. We had our little girl with us and they did us a special small version of the children's portion and were really sweet to her. The food was good old Sunday grub - filling and delicious. We'll definitely visit again!

  • Visited August 2013
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