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“Thanks for a great night out”
Review of The Brocket Arms

The Brocket Arms
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 1, 2013

My wife and I met 2 other couples for a meal and some drinks tonight. This was our second visit to the pub and once again they did not disappoint. On our first visit the owner took the time to come over and introduce himself and have a chat. We really appreciated that. When you drive up to the Brocket Arms you see a beautiful period pub in a gorgeous, rural village. We went in and immediately were greeted with a friendly smile. We were there for wine and a meal but were also given a taste of the guest ale which was exceptional. I had the fish and chips which was excellent. It had a great batter and was obviously fresh and the homemade chips were just right. The service was very good as well. We were looked after at the right level, taken care of but not intruded on. Our plates had nothing left on them when we were done!! I had an apple crumble for dessert which was homemade and very tasty. The wine was spot on as well. Very nice. I have to say, the roaring fires (one open and one woodburner) along with the beams really gives this place an atmosphere. The pub is clean, well taken care of and friendly. For me it's exactly what a pub should be. Well done to all the staff there and thanks for a great night out.

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Thank Rick L
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

"We had a fantastic Valentines night, the food was brilliant, the atmosphere perfect and the service excellent! Kate and the other waitress were really attentive without being intrusive, just right!"

Thank Dan A
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Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We went to the brocket arms for a family celebration at lunch time on Sunday. The restaurant had been recommended to us by frends who live in the area and we were looking forward to it.

We were a party of 10 and so we had pre-booked and were asked to pre-order which we did. Despite that the starters took over an hour to arrive with the main courses significantly delayed too. We had to ask twice for a bottle of wine before it came and then it was the wrong choice and was chilled even though it was red wine. Similarly we had to ask a number of times for water and for desserts at the end. When we complained at the end we did get the service charge taken off and a lot of apologies from the Manager.

However we will not be going there again

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Thank GilllB
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We frequently visit the Brocket, which is a gorgeous pub in a stunning setting, with a lovely atmosphere and a good selection of (decent) real ales. I am also aware of many people having told us of very good experiences with food here. However, we've not had one. The availability of options on the menu is also an issue; we've never experienced more than 50%, and on two occasions have been asked to change our order because they'd run out of something further. There has also often been a long wait.
We now only pop in for a drink, and choose to eat elsewhere. At some point will try eating here again but we seem to have, at the very least, been very unlucky with our timing in the past!

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Thank B0n_Viv
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The food is extremely good at this attractive country pub. There is a formal dining room with a set meal with enough choice for all the courses to be freshly made. Alternatively, you can sit in the pub and still eat food off the main menu. In the winter, the game dishes are excellent and all sourced locally. Service is friendly and the tables are nicely spaced. In the summer, you can eat in the garden. We keep going back!

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Thank Miriam14
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