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£16 - £46
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Regrettably this establishment has significantly slipped in its standards since Redcat took over the management from its previously family-owned business. I have stayed regularly - previously very well run and efficient. Now there is no managerial oversight to ensure efficiency and hospitality. Examples: last two...occasions that I stayed - staff could not get coffee machine working for breakfast - water or juice only - if machine is not working or waiting for parts, why not have kettle/instant coffee? (suitable apologies from staff; pre-ordered cooked breakfasts not ready at the requested time - evening team did not hand over to morning team (again apologies from staff); archaic payment system for paying for B&B stay (manual input of long card number into laptop - why not use the card machine that's used for paying for drinks/meals?).More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I popped in for a quick bite prior to planning a family dinner. With total honesty, there were five cars in the car park including my own. I believe there were a few folk in a wigwam outside..., honestly a wigwam..., arrh bless..., little bit...dated nowadays. Ten years ago I guess it was a bit of a trend. I was astonished to find the place absolutely empty and staff sat around, even one sat on the floor..., truly! In typical poor British customer service, not so much as a good evening, how are you but then what can you expect from the younger generation other than a dumb 'dunno'. Instead a question fired from whom I presume a person in authority..., are you staying with us? You tell me! I explained my status to which a reply swiftly followed..., we're full tonight..., honestly, there was not a person in there. Even if the place was full I would never turn away one man for dinner who would probably take no more than thirty mins to check the place out. The choice not to bring the family here has been established. As I was walking out they even had the audacity to say I can stay and have a drink at the bar. Gee thanks but no thanks. Gosh, standards in this country are appalling. What has happened I ask. I don't see much of an alternative than to leave my dear old England to the do-gooders, immigrants and leftwing loonies whilst committing oneself to bluer skies. Sad!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Hadn't been here for a few months and noticed that it's now part of a chain (maybe it always was?) which for some reason I wasn't sure about... but I needn't have worried. The food was really very good. Haddock and chips obviously not a...super exciting choice but was very nicely done, great fresh-tasting fish in light crispy batter. The venison was absolutely perfect, tender and full of flavour served alongside a pommes anna which isn't often delivered as well as this. Spiced apple crumble exactly as you'd expect, and none the worse for that. All in all, much better than you might expect from 'pub' food. Also, the service was superb - really efficient and professional, warm and friendly at the same time. We had interaction with three wait staff and every one was great. They're a very young team but as good as you'll find anywhere. So, I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Wonderful atmosphere, very friendly and cosy. Staff are so helpful and caring. Molly and Adam are very friendly and lovely. Molly is the manager and incredibly caring and hospitable. Highly recommended. They also have a wonderful tipee outside. The whole vibe is awesome. Can't praise...them enough.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

The Nag’s Head could not have been more perfect for our wedding reception. They hosted us and 40 other guests in the Tipee 3 days before Christmas and it was magical. We simply left all our decorations there with a plan for each table and...when we walked in as man and wife, it was even more glorious than we had imagined. The team were outstanding. The food was exceptional and was prepared by one of the finest chefs we’ve ever deal with, Jack. His attention to detail, his professionalism and mastery of skill was just outstanding and every single guest at our reception is still talking about how special the food was. It made our day even more perfect than we could have imagined and we cannot recommend this venue any more.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

The menu featured the strong flavours of red meat, beef and venison, and mussels. As vegetarians we did not have high expectations of the veggie option. We were so wrong! The roasted celeriac, pearl barley and hazelnut main was a powerhouse of earthy, delicious flavours....We had a glass of shiraz and a a glass of sauvignon blanc, which both complemented the main perfectly in their different ways. The apple and plum crumble was freshly cooked and a generous portion. Worth the wait! There are clever details in the food, too, such as the nutty-flavoured cooked butter served with the bread. Staff were all lovely and it's clear that the chefs have skills which can go well beyond grilled steaks and burgers.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Exceedingly consistent poor service from a ‘pub’ restaurant that did have a good reputation but this has dipped & they don’t care.

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

I felt compelled to write a review after reading some of the very negative ones below. I obviously can’t speak for anyone else’s experience but we had dinner here last night with some friends. It was the first time I’d been in about 3 years...- I used to go very often. It was quiet for a Friday night I thought, and the carpet is truly awful. That’s about where my negative comments end! The staff were absolutely lovely, so friendly and attentive, we even met the chef who was genuinely interested in our experiences. The food was delicious! Definitely a cut above your average pub food - yes it’s pricey - but it really was good. The little ‘nibbles’ were a real joy - the pork belly in hoisin sauce with homemade pickles was honestly the best thing I’d eaten in ages! The fish was exceptional the steak was cooked absolutely perfectly and was brilliant quality. We had delicious wine which was a very reasonable price. The deserts were also yummy. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it as a place for a lovely meal. The toilets were also lovely and very clean and with lovely toiletries - just little tokens of care that show someone is thinking about the experience.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Absolutely delicious food - especially the fish and chips, and the buratta salad. Very friendly staff, value for money, and lovely big roaring fire! A must visit

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

we stay here quite often when we visit friends in the area! i’m sorry to say that we won’t be staying again! The room was very noisy overnight, door banging etc! The girl on breakfast was lovely, very attentive and polite! I ordered the full...english! everything was swimming in grease! the black pudding was burst to a crisp, so much as i couldn’t cut it! We were really dissatisfied with the breakfast this time and i’m sorry to say that we won’t be visiting again! For the price we paid it wasn’t worth it!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

Good quality food but the atmosphere and service need to improve to justify the high prices. Not really a pub but also not a restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

Really good food. We visited as a family of 4. We all really enjoyed our food. The Sunday roasts were extremely good and the cauliflower side dish was delicious. We’d booked at 1.30pm, think if you do visit booking is advisable. Limited spaces and busy....Service was a bit slow but you could see the servers were working really hard. I think better planing and upping staffing would definitely help especially at the prices, but it did not take away from an amazing Sunday roast.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Four of us had Leg of Lamb, which was impossible to cut and inedible . Roast potatoes were not cooked from scratch and also inedible Yorkshire pudding was cold The only meal that was passable was the Halibut Even the apple and plum crumble, at...£9.95, was a fruit compote topped with muesli However, our waitress service was very good Thank goodness we had a great social timeMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

Food was excellent as always so compliments to the chef . However service let it down. We had to keep asking to order drinks and we wanted wine with the main course and i had to go up to someone eventually as we had waited...some time for it . The lady I spoke to was a bit rude and said they only had one and she was trying to find it . This is a beautiful pub but think the staff need to come across as less stressed on busy periods and clear the empty glasses from tables more frequently as they didn’t do it until the end of the meal so was a little cluttered .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Went for Roast Dinners awful rock hard very expensive lovley staff will not return ! Also wat we ordered was not send to our table lovley place but food lets it down

Date of visit: October 2023
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Tracie C
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Hi Tracie, Not sure whether you left your manners in bed but I don’t work at the hotel and suggest you contact them directly for dining service times. Thank you.
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I am afraid that I can not answer your question,but I am sure if you rang them they could help you.Good luck
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Yes they are but generally just in the bar area.
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  • Value: 4
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