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“Good food, excellent service.”
Review of The Trout Inn

The Trout Inn
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Ranked #122 of 634 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $10 - $52
Cuisines: British, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Irthlingborough
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service.”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

I went here for the festive meal with my family. We booked some time ago and although the table was booked for 14.00 we could not get a table until later due to some issues on the M40 and A34. The staff were very apologetic and kept checking with us and letting us know what was happening. The meal was excellent, we all had empty plates. I have been here before and it is very popular and busy but I have not had a bad meal or service here. Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank joy_hood
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Another lovely meal”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Another nice meal at a lovely little pub!! helpful, patient staff....as we couldnt decide what we wanted..... and all in all, a really nice evening for my partner, myself and my son. This is our 3rd time eating here, and we will definately be going back in January as we were given 10% off vouchers for a meal in January.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank emma b
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Fantastic Dinner on a Crisp December Evening”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Beautiful setting, sumptuous food, brilliant service from very switched on waiting staff (with a sense of humour) simply made for a fantastic evening. so much so that we returned with different friends two nights later to repeat the event; and again it was first class. Keep up the good work guys!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank David D
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely place to sit in the afternoon sun”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Very busy but enjoyed the atmosphere next to the river in the sunshine - unseasonably warm May day and a pleasant walk back to our hotel

Visited May 2013
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Thank Mo J
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very disappointing service”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

We visited The Trout Inn today for lunch, a group of 4 adults and 4 children. The food was ok (not amazing) but completely spoilt by the following areas of awful service;
No sign of our booking when we arrived.
Had to wait 10 minutes at an empty bar to get served.
Booking found (no apology for the wait) and table available but then the waitress was not aware that we had pre-selected our menu choices.
Very slow service to take children's order. No bread on table, no starters offered for children. Adult starters arrived. Menus not taken away, empty glasses not removed when drinks arrived so table was messy and cluttered.
Long wait for main courses. Very hungry children!
Main courses finally arrived. Two drinks were ordered that didn't arrive until we asked again.
Then long wait and children's dessert orders taken. Their desserts brought, plus coffees for adults then.....coffees drunk, kids finished and bored and.... finally the adult's desserts arrive. Over 2 hours after we sat down at table we had finally finished. Eating desert in a mess of empty plates, glasses, pots of sauce and general mayhem on the table.
Then the final disappointment was the defensive and unapologetic attitude of the manager when we complained. Some money was taken off our bill but that did not help us feel at all inspired to recommend this place or ever go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Laura M
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