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“A pub that offers something for everyone”
Review of The Old Orchard

The Old Orchard
Ranked #1 of 144 Restaurants in Uxbridge
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 15, 2014

You have to know where this pub is to find it. You go down a small lane and notice the lovely pub on one side and a spectacular view on the other - a valley with lakes . There is a large car park and today as it was sunny a small tent on the lawn serving barbecue to picnickers outside
The lawn was packed as was the seating outside the pub itself - despite it being 5 p.m. on a Sunday
The barbecue looked inviting but we had booked a table inside the pub.
The staff coped well with 10 people asking for a variety of drinks. There were a number of good casked ales on offer.
The menu is extensive with snacky items, a main menu and a children's menu. A large menu is suspicious but in this case the food was very good
Starters (including pate with apricot chutney, cod cheeks and crispy tofu.with various shredded vegetables) were well executed and tasty - especially the tofu which is so easy to get wrong
The mains were large helpings indeed and everyone struggled to finish them. Sausages were huge and 3 came with each helping. A beef teryaki salad looked wonderful and was on the whole very god but with a few chewy pieces of steak and too many peanuts. The fish cakes and the fish finger sandwiches were well received.
Some brave souls tried the puddings - passion fruit sorbet - much liked, as was the creme brulee and rhubarb crumble.
The general consensus was it was a very enjoyable meal and was reasonably priced
We sat outside enjoying the sunset with a last drink before departing
A very pleasant outing

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Thank Uday T
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are looking for a real ale pub that also serves tasty and wholesome food in generous quantities, then this place is fine. We both had tomato and red pepper soup; to follow, I had chicken, ham and leek pie, while my wife had strips of beef teriyaki with salad. The food was all well cooked and tasty, and the portions were more than sufficient. The service was efficient and friendly. However, we felt that both the presentation of the food and the service lacked finesse. We also felt at times that the waitresses were over-familiar - not everyone likes to be addressed as "you guys"!
The view outside over the lakes is magnificent, but the interior decor was rather basic, and the bare tables were old and worn. The place lacked atmosphere.
Notwithstanding these limitations, we felt that we were being charged full restaurant prices, particularly for the wine, without the benefit of a full restaurant experience.

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Thank Peter H
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Yesterday we visited this restaurant and was very disappointed. We have been before and it was nothing like it was yesterday. Poor service, chaos in the kitchen food late, and the utter chaos on trying to leave when there was so much traffic we were hemmed in for ages. The food isn't bad the staff whilst nice are young and hopefully inexperienced. A visible restaurant manager is badly needed here. Pity its such a beautiful pictureque spot. Shall not be returning. Have written to Dan Redfearn the owner.

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2  Thank Patsy A
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Went here with husband and toddler for a late lunch on 30th dec. We had lots of their meal ticket loyalty cards from previous visits to use before our second child put in his appearance and we dropped off the radar for a while. I was a week overdue and having erratic contractions. I had the fish and chips which I shared with my daughter and my husband had the burger and chips. As usual the food was great and the service was thankfully swift. We didnt risk staying for coffee and dessert but would have usually. Our lovely little boy arrived the following morning and I'm glad I had a good solid meal to see me and hubby through the long night that followed!!

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2  Thank jpm_555
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went twice while visiting relatives near by. We enjoyed the garden at lunch and the pub for dinner.We will definitely return on our next visit as we enjoyed our surroundings so much,. but as with most pubs its advisable to order what they do best .In this case the old standbys burgers and fish and chips. My fish cakes lacked fish. The crab pasta was dry, ,and the rare roast beef was well done. Service was good and there is ample parking on site

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1  Thank pillingerp
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