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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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After attending today with family I ordered the half chicken, it can only be described as inedible I couldn’t even pull the flesh from the skin, so old or over cooked ! We did complain and was told she would get back to us, sadly...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

We had to find somewhere for a small wedding party. Harriet and her team were exceptional. They went out of their way to be helpful to make the happy couple enjoy their day. Thank you for completing a special day .

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021

Five ladies for lunch on Monday. Food excellent, service superb. If we could give more stars we would. This is definitely our favourite pub.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021

Had a pint and some food with a friend for my first night out post lockdown. Lovely heated outside area with great atmosphere, especially later on in the night when the football came on. Food was good, and staff were great! Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

Not much gluten free and dairy free on the menu but even despite this the steak meal I had was delicious and service was very accommodating. Very accommodating of wheelchair and my dietary requirements and I was able to customize the menu to suit me...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

We booked a table for food, turned up and found what we wanted on the menu. The app didn't have food so we were told to order at the bar. Even I went to order we were told food would be "at least an hour"....More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020

This is a amazing pub with great staff and outstanding food, just a lovely place to be. Especially the land lady had set out the pub to covid standards, very happy with my visit!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020

nothing like it was before.. all of the staff were very greeting when we entered.. food was bought out within a reasonable time and everyone was very kind and helpfull will definately be making a return visit very well done to the new manager

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

I went with friends last night for a quiz & something to eat. I ordered a sharing platter. Unfortunately when it came it was the wrong one. As there was 2 different types. I went up to the bar & explained what had happened. Everyone...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020

Great pub with lovely friendly staff. All COVID precautions carefully considered and being followed. Staff were great and very attentive especially our waitress and food was great value for money. Will definitely be back! Do recommend if you’re in the area.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Response from Bader W | Property representative |
That’s correct, We are dog friendly with dog water bow outside and treats behind the bar, but we do ask that our K9 companions are kept on the hard floor areas, and can also supply dog blankets for the floor if required... More
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The Douglas Bader is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3