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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just love this pub. Very good food, especially the chips, very nice staff, good atmosphere, what else would you want? We go there regularly and enjoy it every time!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Weather wasn’t great but there was a warm welcome at the Bun. I had a fish finger sandwich, which came with chips and coleslaw. The bread was fresh and the fish fingers were proper beer battered ones!! Delicious! The staff gave my little dog lovely...fusses, fresh water and biscuits. I paid for him to have a treat, one of the local butchers sausages, they also do dog ice cream, which we’ll sample next time. Always such a lovely atmosphere, I feel comfortable eating alone here too.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always enjoy a visit here. Food is good and service is great. My dog is welcome and loves the garden. Would recommend it for anyone looking for a cosy traditional pub.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a lovely family friendly, dog friendly pub. Food is always great. Staff very friendly and always accommodating. Thank you for always making us feel welcome

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came in for dinner with the family, had a wonderful meal and the staff are so lovely and friendly, nothing was too much trouble, we love the fact we can take our dog and it is stress free, they even bring him fresh water and...treats!! Greta place with great people, definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not dog friendly. Middle aged lady with glasses came out - poked her finger and said “is that yours” meaning our dog who was having a funny 5 minutes! The most unapologetic miserable staff I have ever met! Never again!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

From booking to dining, the staff were exceptional. Always a good dining experience, with friendly staff. Thank you for a really good evening. We all enjoyed ourselves.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Visited here after being given a recommendation for Sunday lunch. Definitely not disappointed. Food arrived piping hot. The chicken was lovely and moist, the roast potatoes were nice and crispy yet fluffy inside, and the accompanying vegetables were great. Will definitely be returning!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

The best pub around food was extra hot which is so important good prices no service charge we always leave a tip but it is nicer if you can leave what you think. We had the chicken and mushroom pie Omelette Steak and sea bass..., four deserts and drinks .very good price .More

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

Excellent service Excellent food Excellent presentation Would highly recommend the bun penny Well pleased What else can one say

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere. We’ve been regulars at the Bun for many years years and it is consistently good. Best mix grill and Pork belly in. The area by far. Recommended

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

Love everything about this pub. The food, atmosphere and lovely staff. Never had a bad meal here, always freshly cooked and spot on. Friendly staff that go the extra mile.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

We had lunch with 9 of us including 2 children. Food was all nice although as 4 of us had a roast the veg was in a separate dish and the serving of cauliflower cheese was far too small. But otherwise no complaints and the...service was pretty good.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Very disappointing visit - wish I had read the reviews before wasting our money. The pub was rowdy, and very very noisy. The staff were not interested. As no one came to our table we went to the bar to place our order, they said...it was table service and someone would be over….. no one came so after another 10 minutes we stopped a member of staff and they said they would get someone to us. When the food came it was again disappointing the burgers were very under seasoned and only a few chips, the salmon fish cake was completely tasteless and the mushy peas with the scampi and chips were awful, this would of been bought to the staffs attention but no one asked us how the food was as no staff seemed interested - no engagement from staff at all…. Certainly won’t be going backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

4 of us went for an evening meal booked for 7.15. We were seated in the bar area which was really noisy. We asked to move, but nothing else available. Portion size of all main courses was meagre to say the least, although very nice....One more mature member of staff was rude when we asked for more drinks. Asked for coffee around 9.15 to be told the machine had been turned off!! Last orders was rang at 9.50, on a Saturday evening!! Our bill was brought to us, without our request, with the comment 'we are closing at 10pm!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Jan S
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Response from Andy T | Reviewed this property |
Hi I do not work there but my daughter is a veggie and she enjoys the nut roast and has had the stuffed pepper roast too. I highly rate The Bun Penny. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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Response from Andy T | Reviewed this property |
My daughter is a vegetarian and we eat there together all the time. If you ask the staff there what is veggie on the menu they have always tried to do whatever she wanted. They are very helpful and even made a tomato sauce... More
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The Bun Penny is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4