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“What a surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wyke Down Country Pub & Restaurant

Wyke Down Country Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 117 Restaurants in Andover
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Andover, Hampshire
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

On the 3rd Feb' a group of us booked in here for a Birthday Celebration meal for my Sister. It had been a LONG time since we had been "turned away" for a Dinner , due to a group (12) booking :( Well! What a Surprise. The food is NOT for the faint Hearted , as , portions are "HUGE" The Staff were AMAZING which made the whole evening exceptional Value for money. Look forward to our next visit. :)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tony1104
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Abi D, Manager at Wyke Down Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Glad we suprised you! Unfortunately sometimes we do need to let people know there is a long wait if lots of people have booked or a large party is due to eat. We do our best to get round this by asking large groups to order from our pre-order menu on our web-site and if you book a table we will serve you before others. If you can't eat our huge portions then we do a selection of our menu in smaller portiions.
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Poole, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“no rationing here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

We also attended with the reenactment group.Servibg a large group of hungry folk atthe same time isn't easy,especially when you are recovering from a power cut.
There was ample and well cooked food.The roast beef really hit the spot.The service was very good and nothing seemed too much trouble.If we are fighting the hun in the area again we shall certainly call again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pete l
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A meal for an Army to march on!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Our WW2 reenactment group the 4 Bn Dorsetshire Regiment had been on an early spring exercise and realised that we would need somewhere for a troop of hungry, muddy soldiers to eat. Well we certainly came up trumps when we booked the Wyke.

Despite having lost their electricity the previous day, they were back up and running and provided our group with great rations and best of British service; well there is a war on!

One of our members needed a gluten free and despite a slight mix up, was served a roast chicken dinner with gluten free gravy. According to the boss if pre ordered they can also provide bread and crackers.

We shall certainly be using our food coupons here again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gezza67
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Abi D, Manager at Wyke Down Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Thank-you for your review and for marching in to see us. We all had lots of fun! Luckily rationing isn't around anymore although no electric did make us feel a bit like the "blitz spirit" was needed!!
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“ANDOVER RADIO CLUB ANNUAL DINNER”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

The Wyke Down pub and restaurant is easy to find, on elevated ground with plenty of parking space. The staff are courteous helpful and prompt. They served our 42 (plus one unexpected extra) with an excellent Dinner in warm and friendly surroundings. This is not the first time we have had our annual dinner there and I expect that if our numbers remain high we will be back again in the future.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank G8ALR
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Abi D, Manager at Wyke Down Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank-you for taking the time to place a review. We are pleased that you had a lovely experience with us and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Birthday meal out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

A pleasant pub on the edge of Andover with good food.
Extensive menu of tasty well cooked food.
Warned on ordering that some of the dishes we had ordered would take a little longer than your average order time as they were made from fresh - which was good and set expectations, however I thought the food came very promptly and wouldn't have considered our wait unacceptable if we had not have been warned.
Note to self: Remind 22 year old daughter to bring her id next time, so that she can have a cider! She forgot and was refused - completely fair enough as bar staff only trying to protect themselves, good to see a pub acting responsibly and meant that daughter was promoted to driver to take us home!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carolinet1
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Abi D, Manager at Wyke Down Country Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Thank-you for placing a review. As you discovered, our meals are all cooked on the premises so sometimes customers can be waiting a little while for their food as we are not a fast food restaurant. Hope you had a lovely birthday and enjoyed the taxi ride home!
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