We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“sunday lunch”
Review of The Chough - CLOSED

The Chough
Price range: $6 - $13
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Located in the market square, The Chough is a charming 16th century Coaching inn, full to the brim with character, which serves honest home cooked food 7 days a week, with a large selection of fine cask ales. Families welcome.
Andover, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“sunday lunch”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We visited this city centre pub for a Sunday roast, the choice of the day was chicken, beef or lamb for £8.95.
Our order at the bar was taken by the friendly bar man and the food arrived at our table in good time. The plate was almost bare! Only TWO roast potatoes, only TWO different vegetables (carrots and near raw broccoli). The quantity of meat was ok but it wasn't very warm.
Had the waitress who served us returned to the table to ask if our meal was ok, I would've requested another potato at least. But as I'd paid at the bar when ordering they obviously felt no reason to come back to our table!
A little tip to the chef would be to pile a few more vegetables onto the plates, they cost pennies and would certainly make the meal look bigger.
All in all, we will not be eating here again.

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank tinbiz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheChough, General Manager at The Chough, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
hi thankyou for your review as always we grate full for any feed back and are quite new to trip advisor i sorry you found your vist dispointing it appears we let our selves down as waiting staff are suposed to do check backs and when your meals are dilivered they are instructed to offer more vegtables if required. should you wish to return please drop me an email to andy@thechough.com and i make sure your well looked after.

Andy Vining
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

29 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chelmsford Essex
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A good pub set in a centrally located old coaching inn”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Four of us went for an early supper.
It's not a gastropub, but the beer is well kept, and the food was very acceptable.
Service informal but efficient.
The décor is, mostly, nicely done.

  • Visited May 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank EricAshley47
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Basic food - good for lunch”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

Good for lunch if you're in town and want a bite to eat. Pub lunch

Thank trahard
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Chough also viewed

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing