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“Great little restaurant”

The Pytchley Hotel & Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Pytchley is a silver-award winning four-star country inn, with a traditional and informal atmosphere. The popular family-friendly restaurant maintains a far-reaching reputation for the quality of our chargrilled steaks and grills, and for excellent value home-cooked British food. See also our Tripadvisor listing under "Accommodation"
England
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Really enjoyed the food here, great steak offers on too.

Ambiance and décor were really good, food was just gorgeous.

Only thing to let it down for me was the waiting staff didn't take your orders at your table. You had to go to the bar every time you wanted a drink and place you food orders there. There are plenty of waiting staff and it would have given a more restaurant feel rather than pub dinner feel if they took your orders.

Couldn't fault anything else though and we would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank loula_blue
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tracydemetri, Public Relations Manager at The Pytchley Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you loula–blue (great user name by the way!) for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. We value all feedback we receive as part of our ongoing drive to keep improving standards at The Pytchley.

You raise a fair point about there being no table service for orders and drinks. Although ordering paying at the bar is not perfect, we have found that this system has proven to be the most efficient way of delivering a particularly wide-ranging menu of freshly cooked food whilst keeping service costs to a minimum. The vast majority of our customers find that the advantages of quick turn round times and value-for-money outweigh the inconveniences that you mention. Having said that, there are occasions when a member of staff may be able to take orders for food or drink at the table - perhaps for larger parties, or if a customer has limited mobility, and we are constantly reviewing ways that we may be able to expand this service further.

I am delighted to hear that you found the food to be “gorgeous” and that you plan to visit us again soon and hope that you continue to enjoy our hospitality. Once again, many thanks.

Kind regards


Tracy Demetri
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northampton
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Superb !!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Just like to say this is by far the BEST steak house restaurant around this area for miles ! The hospitality is second to none ! Run by Jim & Christina a wonderful Cypriot family know how to make you feel part of the family ! The food is superb whatever you order on the menu ! So for the best food Round this area please go here ! Thanks Tracey & Chris Goode .

  • Visited August 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Service”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went here for a birthday dinner as a group of 4, luckily we had booked a table as it was a Friday night and absolutely packed out!
At full capacity, it can feel a little cramped, the tables are very close together & if you have a loud table next to you this can be difficult, as we found out!
We went for 3 courses but the portions are HUGE! which is reflected in the price I guess.
The Pate starter was excellent, loads of toast which is rare & an enourmous slice of pate.
All had different mains, but they were all well received, very good quality and again very large!
Some of us still managed to squeeze a pudding in (although I have no idea where!) and these were also very good.

Overall:
Pros: Good quality food, huge portions, Quick Service, Nice Staff
Cons: Need to book, can get very busy & feel very squashed at peak times, A little expensive.

Would return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Went to the Pytchley for dinner last night....the menu offers a good selection of food, although the prices have risen somewhat! I ordered the pâté as a main as I don't eat very much, it was delicious and came with an abundance of toast. My husband decided to go for the mixed grill and he raved about it! The steak was cooked to perfection, the lamb was gorgeous and the gammon to die for! Was all really very good! My child had the chicken bites and they came on time, nice and hot and made with real chicken bits, not reformed! Good atmosphere, very easy, great food!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank lesley p
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tracydemetri, Public Relations Manager at The Pytchley Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review lesley p - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Pytchley and that you found our restaurant to offer “good atmosphere, very easy, great food”.

I think it is fair and balanced to raise the point of rising prices. We are constantly being reminded in press and news coverage that the cost of food has risen at an alarming rate over the last few years, and throughout this difficult period we have endeavoured to keep our prices as keen possible. We consider the quality of the meat and ingredients that we source to be paramount, and would never compromise on that principle. Inevitably this has meant that we have had to review the pricing of some of our dishes whilst still retaining a competitve edge. To ensure that The Pytchley continues to be a very affordable option for families, we have developed a very wide-ranging menu, with great value children’s meals, sharing platters and many of our main dishes offered as “small-plate” options (our customers often say that even our small-plate meals are comparable to normal portions offered in other pubs and restaurants!).

The mixed grill remains one of our “flagship’ meals, and I am delighted that your husband enjoyed it. Priced at £16.50 it is at the top end of our menu - and for a massive 22oz of best British meat served with fried egg, grilled tomatoes, chips and peas, I am sure that you will agree this still offers fantastic value.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to post your comments - all feedback we get indirectly through Tripadvisor and face-to-face in the restaurant is invaluable for us to continue to improve and offer customers the best on service and hospitality. We hope to be able to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards


Tracy Demetri
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Bradenton, Florida
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“Friendly food.”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had not booked and were given a place for 4 easily. My dinner was delicious, the garlic roast potatoes were wonderful and the fish just perfect, it was hard to be healthy and not eat them all! The room was busy and the staff coped very well

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sally8684
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tracydemetri, Public Relations Manager at The Pytchley Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thanks for the review Sally, its great that you enjoyed your evening with us and that you were impressed with the food and atmosphere at The Pytchley. I presume from your Tripadvisor listing that you are based in Florida? I do hope that you come and see us again next time you are in the area.

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Tracy
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