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“Great building”

The Pheasantry Brewery
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
nottinghamshire
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great building”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were quite excited to try this new venue, so we booked a table for the evening meal. Trying to find the place was a nightmare, the main road to the junction turn off is very busy so trying to find a sign was quite difficult in the dark, it suddenly loomed up at the junction but was not easily visible at night as it is not lit up. We finally arrived at the end of a very long country lane (nice during daylight hours) to find a large car park,(careful ladies if wearing heels as its a gravel laid car park). The building is fabulous! light airy and welcoming. The building fab, decor is modern and suited to its originality of a brewery, lighted candles in bottles on table don't CLASSIFY IT AS A RESTAURANT, hence the rating! The atmosphere is nice but you get the feeling that you should eat n go (closes early) The meal itself was very average but presented beautifully, I feel the cost of the meal was reflected in the quality of the crockery/utensils not of the meal itself, very disappointed in the food! We had the mussels, good portion size but very salty & tasteless, shame really! The menu could do with an overhaul if its to be classed as a restaurant as at present its suited to more of a cafe/bar, with a couple of 'grown-up' choices. Great place for a beer, burger n chat! but a bit out of the way to just drop in. Get the menu right, open later & maybe it'll become the in place.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Cafe/Bar, great staff, good food”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

We have been to The Pheasantry a few times now and love the atmosphere of the place – it manages to combine the lively ambiance of a trendy Cafe/Bar with that of a more traditional venue – all set alongside the Brewery itself, in a spectacular rural location. The staff are always attentive and friendly and the food we’ve had has always been very good. The choice of beers brewed on site is not the largest I’ve seen, but that’s not a bad point in my opinion. Particularly like the Pale Ale! Went to one of the first evening openings with the family recently and the food was a step up from the daytime menu - we were pleased we’d booked!
Will definitely be back!!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank SherwoodBill
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Katikati, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Decidedly average”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We'd heard good things about The Pheasantry. Well what a disappointment. My wife got out of the car and there was a old used tampon lying on the ground. Gross!! We proceeded inside and were greeted by excellent staff. My wife ordered the pumpkin soup. Tasteless. No/very little salt, no other seasonings and the bun was dry (not quite stale!). My Game & Pale Ale Pie was lovely, pastry exactly right, meat well cooked. The meat mixture could've done with some thickening as by the end of the dish, was just a watery consistency. My wife ordered the Mussels and there were plenty. That's the best she could say about the dish. There was no seasoning at all, and it was tasteless. Some of the mussels were overcooked and some were nearly raw. Again the bread accompanying the dish was dry. The views were wonderful - until we spied a huge dog turd outside next to the tables where people were smoking. All in all an utterly forgettable meal. I would definitely not recommend anybody to go there.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank RobertF619
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Lincoln
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pheasantry Delight”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Having visited the Pheasantry Brewery on several occasions for both breakfast and lunch in these idyllic Country surroundings, we have never been disappointed.......
The Owners, and Staff are very pleasant, friendly, genuine and, with the architectural development, the Brewery and Restaurant create a peaceful ambiance in which to enjoy excellent food.
There is a subtle undertone of relaxing music, along with tranquil views of the countryside, with indoor, or outside seating available.
Clearly, with a lot of hard work, and planning, by both the Staff, and Owners has made this venue an attractive retreat for a chat over locally sourced food, prepared and cooked on the premises by two very capable chefs.
With Pheasantry brewed Pale Ale, and Best Bitter both excellent on the palate, we eagerly look forward to a third choice, apparently in the 'pipelines'.
A great place, and a recommended venue to visit when in the area, or just passing through......

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Dave T
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Retford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A wonderful find”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We visited The Pheasantry Brewery for the first time today and had a wonderful lunch, served by attentive, friendly staff. The well-presented food was served promptly and portions were generous. The setting is lovely and we certainly plan to return in the near future to sample the delicious sounding evening menu. This is a great addition to Retford's eateries.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Deborah C
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