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“A TOTAL SHAMBLES”
Review of The Snooty Tavern

The Snooty Tavern
Ranked #175 of 419 Restaurants in Bedford
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Description: We are an independently run Pub/Restaurant, husband & wife team with many years if experience. Absolutely all food made on the premises. We also cater for outside functions and bars.
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A TOTAL SHAMBLES”
Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

I agree totally with the review laura365. We had been told how great the tavern was and decided to go for our anniversary. I booked a table for a tuesday and at no point were we informed that it was a limited menu. We arrived and were ignored so eventually got someone's attention the owner I think. We ordered drinks which were wrong then we were given a menu which was their limited menu when we enquired about a full menu we were then told it was limited on a tuesday if i had known this we would not have booked. We were then shown to our table, we ordered our food. Then a large party arrived there was clearly not enough room so we were then moved into the bar area not especially the romantic ambience we wanted. Our food arrived cooked well I admit but it was only steak and chips we asked for French mustard and got whole grain mustard. This just shows the staffs lack of attention. Overall a very disappointing evening on what should have been a romantic night. I feel their attention is focused on big parties and not couples looking for a quiet evening . Would not recommend

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Staff are inept, rude and amateur, AVOID”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

We have visited the Tavern on several occassions and everytime it has failed to deliver, the service is terrible, we booked early to ensure we could eat before going out for the evening and upon arrival were ignored by three members of the staff for sometime before being given dinner menus to read at the bar by an abrupt and impolite waitress.

Instead of being led to our dinner table we were told to sit in the bar area, we expressed to the waitress we had plans and were in a hurry, her response was blaise and she left us sitting for twenty minutes before taking our order, we reiterated that we were in a hurry and would not be able to have starters as we were conscious of the time before our evening plans. She continued to be blaise and left us in the bar area for another 25 minutes before telling us the table we had booked an hour prior to arriving (and the place wasn't full) was finally ready, after waiting 45 minutes; we now had to carry our drinks, coats bags and scarves into the smoky dining room and await our meal.

After specifically advising the waitress of our dietary requirements my meal came out containing the ingredients I had specifically checked were not in the meal I had ordered! she took it away but left my husbands meal cooling on the table (apparently she expected us to eat seperately!) An hour after arriving we decided to give up and leave without eating despite all the trouble we had experienced we were still charged for our drinks, a small price to guarantee that disatified clientele never return!!

  • Visited May 2012
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4 Thank Laura R
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United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good hospitality”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Friendly local pub/restaurant. Welcome was excellent. Efficient hostess. Food excellent. Only don't have the Creme Brulee, it is tinned custard with a crispy topping. But that was the only grumble.
Will recommend and will go again.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank maple52
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Caroline B, Owner at The Snooty Tavern, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
We can assure you we do make our Creme Brulee here and always have
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Colmworth
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Great service. Prices very reasonable. Enjoyable. Food good

Visited April 2012
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Thank Ali M
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious food, efficient & friendly service”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

We wanted a place near Grafham Water and found this pub on the internet. We booked for a family Sunday lunch, not sure what to expect as most places falter with the food quality esp on Sunday when it's busy. We were pleasantly surprised . The food was excellent and the staff efficient and friendly. When we book, the staff was thoughful enough to inform us that a big party has booked at 12.30 so we know to get there beforehand to get our order in. The price was reasonable and the menu choice was varied with allowances made for 'on the spot' request.
Overall, a real find & will definitely visit again!

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Newz_67
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