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The Wooden Spoon


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed yesterday

We just had a great meal with friends. A very wide choice on the menu The food was lovely, service was goodt A really good night

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu, plenty of choice. Well cooked food, large portions. Great atmosphere & friendly staff. What’s not to like!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Claire A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ribs were old, cold, tough, very little meat for ribs. The bbq sauce was minimal, the ribs very hard to separate. The “freshly made” steak and ale pie consisted of STEWING steak , old , tough, and tasteless. As we were not asked if...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a place get service... polite staff and excellent service food is brilliant and all home made can’t recommend this place enogh

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Balders1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Salisbury. Located in a lovely village. Old style type pub. The real ale served was excellent. We had ham egg and chips. It was superb. Ham very tasty, egged were perfection and the chip homemade , not frozen. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank gsxrEastSussex
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We nipped into the Wooden spoon looking for somewhere to eat whilst passing through Downton. It has a very small carpark to the rear possibly 6-8 cars and it’s full so you may need to park out on the road and walk to it. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Button1321
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This pub provided me with the worse Sunday lunch ever. Limp lumpy roast potatoes cooked in a cheap oil that were clearly reheated, a soggy and burnt Yorkshire pudding, between my partner and I we had 3 broccoli florets, 8 French beans and a table...More

Date of visit: August 2018
6  Thank lh0ckaday
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I recently visited this lovely pub for Sunday lunch and as usual we weren’t disappointed... it was delicious. Glen and Lou are amazing hosts and always make you feel welcome even when they are really busy. They had a couple of big tables expected in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Portugalpat
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

someone on here said the place is old fashioned with ok food. Clearly they dont have a clue what old fashioned is. This is a fabulous traditional English pub with a refreshing and mouth watering menu. the food is of fine dining quality with n...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank J W
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Been here a few times as it's local to me and I'm still struggling to understand the rave reviews. Perhaps it appeals to customers who're looking for something a bit "old-fashioned" (there certainly seem to be a lot of over-60s whenever I've visited) but the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
5  Thank betweencloudshadows
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was 2 dogs on leads when I was there.
25 April 2016|
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Response from Bernie L | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember, sorry. Suggest you call them; 01725 511899
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