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“Pub Lunch”

The Coach and Horses
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Not bad. We Popped in for lunch. The menu was well balanced. I had a ham hock terrine that needed more toast. Sarah had a decent salt cod fish cake. My pheasant main was excellent as we're her bangers and mash although apparently the gravy was too sweet. The beer was good but there were only 2 bitters on offer. The bar area was refreshingly untouched and the dining area was in a simply converted old outbuilding. The garden looked promising for Summer. The service was OK if a little robotic although there was a long wait for the bill. I sensed the neighbouring table was having a less satisfactory experience.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

How refreshing to find a genuine, unspoilt country pub. Too many have been ‘Farrow and Balled’ with duck egg or grey paintwork, trendy fittings with ‘food from the freezer’ meals.

We all had something different to eat, Ham, Eggs and Chips, a BLT Baguette and an Egg Mayonnaise Baguette. However as a starter, we chose to share a melted camembert served with toast off their starter menu which also came with a onion marmalade.

The food was really great, the ham was local and carved from a joint, the eggs local free range and the chips – well they were to die for, really thick, crisp on the outside and soft inside. Perfectly cooked.

My BLT was served in a very large Granary Baguette with a generous helping of wonderful bacon. Sue’s Egg Mayonnaise Baguette was also generously filled and again a really soft, fresh baguette. Washed down with a local pint, what more could you ask. It was quite difficult leaving the warm fire and heading back outside rather than staying and ordering a full-bodied red wine and some cheese and biscuits.

No wonder it is in the Good Pub Guide and the Good Beer Guide. Well done to the owners for keeping a genuine pub alive, old bars, great beers, wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank StocklinchTraveller
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

I may be local and the bias could be there, but I feel this pub has an amazing country feel with an exceptional beer garden in summer whereas in winter the place has a cosy, warm and inviting feel. the meals are always fantastic offering a great choice of wines...the staff are very welcoming!
Its has to be my favourite pub and am blessed its my local too....keep up the great work!

if you are in London etc its about an hour away and worth the visit!

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Thank CheesygrinLondon
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

It's quite rare to find a pub these days that still has genuine olde worlde charm, but this is a lovely example. Lovely country pub with excellent food, not the cheapest but very good quality and extremely friendly and helpful service by everyone we came across. Would definitely recommend..

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Thank rovingspringfielder
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Good service and tasty, well cooked food. We met friends (table of 4) today at The Coach and Horses. The staff were very friendly and polite. The food was delicious at a reasonable price. We had eaten the day before at Blanc Brasserie at Gunwharf Quays and the food there wasn't nearly as good as this little place! The drinks were reasonably priced too as was the wine.
A pretty country setting. The garden looked pretty and look forward to returning on a warmer, sunnier day to enjoy that too! Definitely returning soon and highly recommend.

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Thank Barmymarny
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