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British, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing chicken Caesar salad. Fresh crunchy lettuce, succulent slightly charred chicken, tasty salty anchovies, crispy bacon, shards of Parmesan, crunchy croutons and plenty of yummy dressing. With a pint on a hot afternoon, simply delicious!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the bridge inn for lunch and was seated straight away with a lovely view. Quite cold as the chefs were in and out with food prep which I found a little odd. Our meals arrived and fish looked microwaved as the batter was...soggy. The chicken flatbread looked ok but again the chicken was a bit dry like it had been pre cooked and re heated. I travelled from Portsmouth and this meal was meant to be a family treat. We were left quite disappointed. Later in the afternoon / evening I had become violently ill and never experienced anything like this in my life. My family had also become poorly all within hours of each other. We made contact with the manager an my family member also returned back to the bridge inn as I was too poorly to do so and he said this could have been a number of reasons why this happened, drinks, ice machine etc. Forms were also completed on site. We were told that a refund would be given along with compensation. The manager has now ignored numerous emails and we have heard nothing since. I have had investigations and proven to have had food poisoning. We were also told that this kitchen was also closing the week after for a refurbishment. I wish I knew this at the time. Avoid this place at all costs.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a family meal, we all became very ill within hours. Spoke to the landlord who said he would refund us, which he still hasn’t done & ignores all messages! He said it could have been the drinks or ice machine as they have...trouble cleaning it. Would not recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Kev mccarthy, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your Trip Advisor review of your visit to The Bridge Inn on 13/4/2024. Unfortunately, in your review you forgot to mention a few key points. Your party actually had 3 different meals on your visit which were served from 2 different sections...More

Reviewed 15 April 2024

As someone else put, good food but poor service. Staff (well, the man running the floor) were rude to one our party, fed up, one was picking their nose, others had a face of thunder on them and weren't able to properly clear the table...or remember drinks orders. One younger lad was great at serving us and polite though. Not what it used to be, unfortunately.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Kev mccarthy, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2024

Hi Seb Thankyou for your feedback. Firstly let me apologise for your experience. I have only returned from holiday today and am concerned to read your review as i find poor service the one thing that i don't and wont expect from us at the...More

Reviewed 21 March 2024

Appalling service, as usual, keep giving this place another chance, but that's it, won't be visiting ever again. Unfriendly/rude/inattentive staff, don't listed to what has been ordered/ refused to serve a particular drink - patheticMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Kev mccarthy, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Hi Liz Firstly let me apologise, i was on holiday yesterday and would really appreciate if you could call me on 01619623030 so i can look into what has happened here and who has given you this sort of service. We try to please every...More

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Customer service was very poor. We normally come here for a midweek meal and a Sunday roast. We have always enjoyed J W Lees roast in several of their establishments. Today was not good. We arrived at 2:25 and at 2:40 no one had asked...if we would like a drink so we went to the bar and asked to be served..we ordered the lunch at the same time as the drinks.. the food did not arrive until 3:10 and unfortunately was not up to J W Lees normal standard. The Yorkshire pudding had deflated and was totally flat and the roast potatoes were soft like mash. Admittedly this was the first time this has happened to us but we were annoyed that the staff were standing around or laying tables and completely ignoring us.. I am hoping this is a one-off but won’t be coming here for a while.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Kev mccarthy, Owner at The Bridge Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

Hi June Sorry for the late reply but i have been away. Let me apologise we have failed to meet expectations on this occasion. I would appriate it if you could call me on 01619623030 so i can look into this and we can sort...More

Reviewed 7 February 2024

Great night spent with family and friends. Great food, happy helpful staff and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend as a place to go. Will certainly be returning

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

A HUGE “Thank You” to Matt. I thought I had lost my favourite hat. I had accidentally left it behind in the restaurant and when I returned a few weeks later to see if it was in “lost and found”, Matt checked and it was...there. Thank you once again to the amazing staff who kept it for me.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Everything from start to finish was as expected! I pre booked a table for my birthday and to make things easier we pre ordered our meals which it did. Our starters came out which were gorgeous, and then when we were ready for our mains...they came out shortly after followed by dessert. The ladies who served us, along with Matthew the manager went above and beyond to ensure our evening was wholesome! I can’t wait to return!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

Good food, poor service unfortunately. This is the first time we have been to the bridge since it changed hands. We booked a table and surprisingly were seated in the bar area which always used to be for walk ins, however table service was provided...and it was clear that the venue was busy. We ordered drinks which the ok quite a while to arrive, when they did we ordered food which came relatively quickly. The food was tasty but and so we ordered desserts. Whilst waiting for these a lady started setting up speakers next to us and a staff member came over starting clearing our table and said they’d be starting live music soon (read between the lines, you need to move!) we said we’ve ordered desserts, oh he said! The desserts came around 5 mins later. He’d cleared chased the kitchen up to get us shifted! We ate our desserts which were lovely, but our mood was dampened by the staff clearing up around us. Even though they seemed keen for us to leave we had to ask for the bill 3 times beds it was eventually brought. We had booked, why the bookings if you can’t accommodate a reasonable dining experience? We’d been there just over an hour when they were looking to set up for the live music. All in all, not a pleasant dining experience and we won’t be returning even though we are relatively local to this venue and the food was nice.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Most recent visit was a spontaneous pop in after work with husband. We love The Bridge and were delighted when it re-opened earlier this year. Great to see returning staff. (Especially Matt, who remembers us even when he has not seen us for a while)....All the team are a friendly bunch and "on it" with bar and table service. We have recommended to various nieces and nephews - who love it. Great for a family get together. An all year around pub - fab in summer outside and fantabulous in autumn, winter - indoors!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

Absolutely amazing place all the staff and management are Extremely friendly Matt went out of his way to help us on several occasions an absolute credit to the place Food is amazing Great if your just wanting a drink in the bar area or food...in the dining area We have been several times now and cannot fault anything, even booked for Christmas Highly recommend This is now our weekly lunch treat xxMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

We booked for Sunday lunch, it is our local but we hadn’t been in since it reopened. Staff were friendly, we decided to go for the sharing platter, three meats, Yorkshire puddings, roast and mashed potatoes and loads of vegetables. Excellent, plenty of food for...two, pity the plates were cold. My biggest moan is dogs in restaurants, there were three large dogs, one of which was continually barking. There plenty of outside seating, it wasn’t raining so take the dogs outside.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

What a cracking good pub! Delicious meal (the cheesecake is to die for), exemplary service and a great band! Perfect Friday night out!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

Absolutely fabulous place,great food and great service, staff very friendly.the outside space is fantastic on the canal

Date of visit: July 2023
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5