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All reviews pizza brie chips and peas pancakes salad sunday carvery live lounge the pub sweet chilli great choice of food main course lovely meal phil parcel eater
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a lovely meal last night, one of many we have had at the Village Inn. Really enjoyed the choice off the specials board. Sunday lunch is always good. You will need to book.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

We have been customers for over 10 years and the couple we were with have been customers for over 20 years, visiting on average once per month. The food is usually excellent, however on our last visit there was an issue with our pizza, it...was overcooked, burnt at the edge and very dry. Understand completely that things go wrong on occasion and in this case the place was busy. We raised this twice with the waiting staff but it was not addressed. The bill arrived and there was no interaction with us. The issue was referred to the owner as my friend was requesting that they address this with a reduction to the bill. The owner appeared to take this as a personal attack and accused my friend of causing havoc and quite bizarrely accusing my friend’s husband of upsetting her and causing problems on our visit three weeks prior. He also said the we had upset his staff. He demanded we pay the bill in full or he was going to call the police. He also said that in his place, it was his rules which mattered. It appeared to us that his staff were afraid of him. I also feel sorry for his staff to have such a poor example of how to deal with complaints, his staff will not learn anything useful from him. The saddest thing was when I said to him that I don’t understand why he is in the hospitality industry given his attitude and he said he didn’t either. So as a result of him not addressing the issue raised and the way he conducted himself, he has lost four customers and we have lost a favourite place to eat out. Such a shame.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Our 2nd visit to this restaurant and again, absolutely excellent. Its not often I can eat a whole pizza but seeing them freshly cooked in from you is excellent and they are so light. My son had the haddock and chips and that was huge....look forward to coming againMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Philip Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2023

Thank you Steve for your positive review

Reviewed 8 June 2023 via mobile

First time visit here on friends recommendation. Great choice of food to suit all tastes at very reasonable prices. Bit of a wait for our food but not a problem when it’s clearly all cooked to order. Tables nicely spaced out, great place to go...for a relaxing informal meal. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Philip Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2023

Thank you for your very positive comments.

Reviewed 2 April 2023

Although we had to wait quite a while ,the food was lovely,fresh and piping hot. Portions were great and we really enjoyed our meals. Really friendly staff too.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Philip Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2023

Thank you for your positive review. We do try and serve people as quickly as possble, given how busy it is.

Reviewed 2 March 2023 via mobile

Totally beautiful meal both had vegetarian mushroom pancake to die for Well done deffo return lovely

Date of visit: March 2023
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Philip B, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2023

Thank you for your positive comment

Reviewed 25 October 2022

I visited the pub and have to say that the atmosphere was warm and friendly. The food was fantastic and the staff were so friendly. I went back for carvery on Sunday which was fantastic. On Friday they had a live lounge which was very...entertaining. I look forward to going back there next year.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Phil Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2022

Thank you so much for such a positive review. Look forward to your return

Reviewed 9 October 2022

I booked a table for 7.00 pm by telephone. When we arrived at 6.45, we were told they had 7.30 in their records. Assured this would cause no problems. We were handed menus at the bar and told a member of staff would come to...our table to take the order. Well we waited, and waited until in the end, about 7.00, I went to the bar to order two starters and two mains. At about 7.20, one starter arrived, but was told the second had not been processed. Another wait, at at abour 7.30 both starters arrived. We were then abandoned as no one came to collect the plates etc., until we managed to call a member of staff. Finally, now just before 8.00, surprise, surprise, only one main course arrived. When asked 'where is the other' the response was it was being plated up. This then arrived after a further wait, but the chips were missing. At this stage I asked to speak to the manager, who was doubling up as the chef. This of course delayed her arrival. I recounted our experiences and the number one excuse was 'we were very busy'. So to help this business, I suggest no one visits, and anyone who risks coming may get a proper service. Apologies were made.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

I organised a family Sunday carvery for the end of July this year. My large extended family & I were staying locally on a week’s holiday. I contacted Sarah (one of the owners) a few weeks in advance especially because our group consisted of 11...adults, 6 children aged 4-9 and a 14 month old toddler. From the moment we arrived in the spacious dining area, we were met by helpful, friendly staff. Every member of our group (there are some fussy eaters among them) were so impressed with the standard of the food as it was very fresh, tasty & plenty of it. Let’s put it this way…..every plate was empty when they were collected. If I could have scored this beyond 5 stars I would. A big thank to Sarah & her staff for making our day so special! Debbie & familyMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Philip B, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2022

Thank you so much for this excellent review. I will certainly pass on your comments to Sarah and all our staff

Reviewed 8 June 2022

Went on Sunday for the carvery absolutely beautiful home cooked dinner, my husband is the meat eater and I am vegetarian I always order a Brie and sweet chilli parcel and it absolutely lovely, thank you

Date of visit: June 2022
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Phil Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2022

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

We organised a birthday Sunday lunch for x17 people. Staff were all very friendly & great service. We all had starters which were lovely followed by mains. Absolutely loved it huge thanks to Phil, Sarah & their team. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Phil Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2022

Thank you Diane for this excellent review. Always welcome

Reviewed 13 March 2022

1st time we'd been here for Sunday lunch and we were very impressed. Food was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. The apple and raspberry crumble finished the meal off brilliantly. Thank you 😊 💓

Date of visit: March 2022
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Phil Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2022

Thank you very much for this positive review

Reviewed 6 March 2022

My husband and myself have been having lunch at the village inn for years and all over the covid 19 lockdown when permitted we were always served at our table and the food has always been beautiful, the staff always making sure that they and...customers where following covid rules. We went today for lunch and to be honest I was quite surprised that there was a lot more people inside than I had expected and that we had to go up to get our food which was not upto it’s usual standard the vegetables wasn’t as hot as normal but the worst thing was that both our desserts we’re only just warm I did pass this on to our server and to the bar staff when we paid our bill, there was also another table of 4 people that had bee waiting ages to get there food.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022

We called her last week as we had heard about the pizzas, and boy we were not disappointed. They were delicious, and to learn they do takeaway to is great too. We enjoyed it so much, Lisa and I visited the next day for the...Sunday carvery, once again this was delicious. The real ale i was served was also kept at a high quality I think we might be visiting alot more in the futureMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Phil Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2022

Thank you for your very positive review. Welcome to Marehay

Reviewed 3 February 2022

Great starters: goat's cheese and salad, fishcake and salad. Mains were brilliant: lamb shank, mash and veg; gammon, pineapple, chips and peas. Generous and tasty.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Phil Barnaville, Owner at The Village Inn Marehay, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2022

Thank you Jenny for this most positive review

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Neil G
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Thank you for enquiry. Sorry, we do not allow dogs in our buildings unless registered guide dogs
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Hi Thanks for the call this morning. We have moved fish to the specials menu due to fluctuations in supply and price. I'll make this clearer to customers on our main website
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The Village Inn Marehay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5