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Review of Fowlers Farm

Fowlers Farm
Ranked #15 of 129 Restaurants in Braintree
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Fowler's Farm in Braintree is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Would not rush back. We went on a Friday. Staff lovely but overworked and not enough of them as only one person behind bar. We were left waiting a long time for our drinks. We ordered water at the same time and that arrived as we were leaving.
Food just ok nothing special for the price charged. When you see prices like that you think they know what they are doing, Some of the mains were a bit on the small side, eg the pies.

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Thank Anne L
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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Such a lovely old building but all else is shocking.

After thirty minutes of ordering our drinks arrived- coke was totally flat. Politely mentioned it to be told "it has come out of a bottle". No apology or even look at the drink that was without a hint of a bubble.

Mains arrived after an hours wait.

Service was surly. Second drinks did not arrive.

Kids desserts took 25 minutes- we have up on desserts for adults.

Food was ok- all centrally specified so it should be.

Hard to tell if the issue was staffing level or just lack of any service. We had five people come to the table and some were friendly but others were almost rude.

Thank H67bug
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Yesterday I visited Fowlers Farm for a lunchtime meal with my husband and two friends. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by the staff and were told that that in addition to the extensive menu and specials board there were a range of pies to choose from as 'Wednesday is Pie Day'. We had already made tentative choices from the on-line menu before leaving home but were tempted by the mouth watering pie menu. After enjoying our starter courses my husband chose the three cheeses and onion pie with Mediterranean vegetables in a tomato sauce which he declared delicious. The remaining three of us chose two braised beef and merlot pies and one fish pie with winter green vegetables. We all agreed that they tasted just like the best home cooking and were so satisfied that we only had room for coffees.

We have eaten at this pub and restaurant with family and friends several times in the past fifteen years and have noticed that, since Damian arrived as Manager, he has created a warm ambience that makes the surroundings feel inviting and homely. This is reflected in the friendly efficient service provided by his staff. We will be eating at Fowlers Farm more often now.

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Thank Rosemary B
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Well the last time I ate here was about 2 yrs ago and after that I didnt want to go back. However being someone who likes to support local business i thought lets go again.
We had to wait 20 mins on Sunday afternoon , this was no problem and staff seemed good.

After being sat down we waiting about 15 mins before being asked for drinks . We all went for roasts. A table of 2 sat next to us ordered 10 mins after us and their food came first. We waited 35 mins for mains.

All our food was luke warm (especially veg), meat totally overcooked . We were so hungry that we ate it anyway but I really should have sent it back . The table next to us sent their entire 6 person order back also for being cold.

All in all I wont be going back !!!

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Thank Gezzerboy
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Pricey pub food cooked from frozen - wouldn't go back nor recommend to anyone £50 spent on fast food not my idea of a good meal

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Thank Risforrebecca
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