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£7 - £15
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 7 February 2024

Excellent food and service, my only comment is that it's difficult to find a quiet corner, it's very busy and therefore the noise volume can be difficult to deal with

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Food always very tasty here. Good menu with lots of choice and large portions. Our car broke down in the car park and the staff couldn’t do enough to try and help us. Thank you!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

The food is really good here. We arrived just before the kitchen closed after a long journey and were fitted in and looked after really well. We came back for the second night of our stay and the food didn't disappoint. Good quality and value....Everything we picked was delicious. We booked the second night. It was very busy on the first night which was a random winter's Tuesday evening. We took it as a good sign that it was popular. We weren't let down.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Staff were lovely , Food was amazing , Quick service , Clean tables ,, Would recommend for everyone

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Visited with friends again excellent service and food staff were friendly and helpful nothing to much trouble,Food came within a few minutes after ordering. Only problem a table full of loud noisy people and a baby,noticed two ladies left a table near us due to...noise. Apart from that excellent food,will visit again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023 via mobile

Parking is generally an issue and the parking area is tight but once parked the restaurant area and service is well managed. Generally busy so booking recommended essential at weekends. Friendly staff and good varied food with daily specials. Great roasts on Sunday. Would recommend...for family or friends eating.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 June 2023

We've been here a few times in the past, but it's not as good as now. It was a cooler day, windows closed, but so many flies around us indoors, landing on our food all the time, horrible. Don't normally get that problem inside. The...steak apparently had a lot of gristle. The vegetarian pie was very dry and unappetising. The whole meal wasn't great, no one was enthusing about their food. No one asked if everything was ok. Not cheap these days, won't be backMore

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

We experienced a very pleasant time at lunch here today . Good welcome , friendly service and plenty to choose from …good pub menu . We all had different main courses which were generous, tasty and nicely presented . We stayed for a long time...to chat and there was no feeling of time to leave !More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Fantastic food, quick service. The owner went above and beyond to help with the needs of our dog. Would 100% recommend to everyone.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

Excellent Sunday lunch, eaten outside in the garden. Lovely roast, including a very good nut roast for veggies. Best I have had, in fact. Delicious puds and staff were really friendly. I really recommend this pub.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Lovely pub no far from Stowmarket, one of the quaintest i have ever been. We had a table booked, as its a busy place. Food is simple pub fare but really tasty, portions are quite big. All the staff was really friendly.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023

Had a great meal, 2 gluten free and one not. They had a great menu both for gluten free and non. A fair price for a good meal and we were so pleased to be given some many gluten free options. Also good and friendly...service.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

First impression was odd as the phone was answered but he had to get the diary. I held for 5 mins but he didn't return. I called again and booked table!! On arrival we had a table and were served drinks, ordered food which was...absolutely gorgeous from 1st to 3rd course. Then, out of the blue, my husbands dessert came out from kitchen with a candle and the whole pub singing happy birthday. This was the perfect end to this lovely evening. If I could give 10 stars I would, atmosphere lovely, staff lovely, food amazing what more can I sayMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

The cheesy garlic bread was delicious, as was the house red wine. However, the Barnsley lamb chop was supposed to have been served with a ‘mint jus’ instead it was served with a thick gloopy gravy. Not good.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

We were served by friendly helpful staff. Our party all cose different main courses. The meals were served piping hot and the portions were generous. I felt that my food could have had a little less salt, but the others in our party all enjoyed...their meals.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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