The Old School Inn

The Old School Inn

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 22:00
Mon
16:00 - 23:00
Tue
16:00 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 0:00
Sat
12:00 - 0:00
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About
The Old School Inn, Epworth is a privately owned country pub crammed with heritage and sense of place. A stones throw away from the main village the newly renovated Victorian school boasts a great pub and restaurant, with large secure garden and stacks of style.
PRICE RANGE
£5.00 – £18.00
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles283 reviews
Excellent
150
Very good
55
Average
37
Poor
23
Terrible
18
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

LeanneR1312
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 business
Our third visit and after two lovely previous visits, this time we opted for the sharing meat and cheese platter. For £18 we were looking forward to it. We asked if it came with bread/crackers as one would expect, to be told it did not and if we wanted bread, it would cost an additional £6. When it arrived the platter was mediocre, the bread rather bland and we had to ask for chutney. The meat you can buy in a pack from Asda for approximately £5 and the cheese was night but was certainly not worth £12! For such an establishment one would expect chutney, assorted bread perhaps some grapes etc to be included in the price. The reason I gave this review 3 stars rather than 2, is the fact that waiting staff were very nice and apologetic at our obvious disgust (not at the prices but at what was included for those prices!) We were offered the bread at a discounted rate of £3 (!) so in effect it was only £21. We were courteous with our remarks and asked the staff to pass on our comments as constructive criticism as we feel they should review the contents for what they are charging. I felt I should write this review in case that did not happen and to manage people's expectations if they are planning to visit.
Written 17 January 2020
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Andrew S
Epworth218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
We haven't eaten dinner at the School Inn since 2019 and this was the first time the whole family could get together. Not surprisingly the chef and menu have changed in the two years. We were greeted warmly by the staff and Ellie showed us to our table and listed the specials. There were no starter specials and all of the main specials were meat - a nice choice (Wagyu sirloin, wild boar, crocodile, kangaroo) but all meat. The menu had surf n turf, pork loin, sea bass but the only vegetarian dish was butter squash risotto. For starters we chose 2 king prawns on a lovely fresh salsa and a tomato soup which was very rich and tasty. For mains we had 2 sea bass which came on roasted mediterranean veg, the Wagyu sirloin and the wild boar. The wild boar was lovely served on finely chopped cabbage, celeriac, carrot and smoked pancetta. The Wagyu sirloin was very nice but not so special. Truffle mash as a side was very tasty. Ellie was great at serving and very attentive. With drinks the bill was not so cheap but decent value overall. We sat in the main bar area which was fine but you can get a more "restaurant" atmosphere if you sit in the restaurant. area I feel for the veggies out there who would not get much choice at the pub.
Written 5 February 2022
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moonbag1
Doncaster41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
We visited on a quiet quiet, sunny Saturday. We were welcomed on arrival and the service was excellent throughout our visit. The food was so tasty, each part of it showing some creative flair from the chef. The drinks were cold and an explore of the outside space cemented that I’d be very lucky to have this as my local.
Written 26 August 2023
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Marie R
Scunthorpe2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 friends
The place was nearly empty when we arrived but service was very slow. On the £15 daring board we had 4 small pieces of bread so I asked for some more. They brought 4 more slices for which I was then charged £3 when spending over £50 on the meal. When I complained I was told “tough that’s what we charge” - disgusting rip off
Written 7 March 2020
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G C
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
13 January 2023. We were a party of 4 and we all chose the prawn starter, 2 fillet steaks, duck and fish & chips. The waitress then returned to our table a number of times firstly to say there was no Bearnaise sauce for the 2 fillet steaks so we changed to sirloin steak. She then came back some time later to say there was no cod for the fish and chips but could substitute sea bass, not really appropriate so changed to another sirloin steak, all medium rare. Next, there was no potato gratin to accompany the duck. She then came back to say there were only 2 portions of the prawn starter. One person changed to a different starter from a very poor choice and the other three agreed to share the two prawn starters between them. It was a surprise that so many menu items were unavailable given that we were the only diners in the restaurant area. When the steaks arrived 2 of them were rare. The third was actually raw inside and cold and was sent back to the kitchen. All the steaks were very poor, being chewy and sinewy. Obviously, we decided against a dessert and asked for the bill. This arrived with the original 4 prawn starters listed, meaning an overcharge of some £15. When this had been rectified we paid and left, never to return.
Written 18 January 2023
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MrsCAPalmer
Scunthorpe1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 family
Went for Sunday lunch with family’s all of us noticed everything tasted salty from the veg to the gravy. Pointed this out to the waitress who was very defensive and told she would inform the chef. Starters and desserts were average for the price. All the party were very disappointed. The staff were miserable including the bar staff and no atmosphere in the place . We used to come here prior to covid times and was much better. We won’t be returning.
Written 20 February 2022
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James
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
Absolutely shocking. Terrible service. Whole table of 5 ordered, and then on the last order the chef said he wasn’t taking any more orders and was very very rude. Won’t be coming again absolutely disgusting behaviour on behalf of your staff
Written 11 September 2022
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Tony P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Really nice location, attentive service from Amy and the team. She let us know that the food would be little slow, this wasn't a problem for us. I had butterflied King prawns lovely! My wife had the duck balls equally delicious. I had sea bream 2 fillets with risotto and the most amazing roasted kale really crispy and tasty! My wife had stroganoff with fillet steak and oyster mushrooms And really nice vegetable rice and skinny chips. On the whole, excellent! Thanks again Amy and team, far better than "pub grub" but for a comparable price . A real revellation! we will be regular visitors. Thanks! Tony and Lynne Parker-Jones.
Written 30 June 2024
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Tracey W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
I booked The Old School Inn for 14 people following my grandsons christening, I was not disappointed! Nicola the manager personally coordinated the booking making sure everything was right, my family had come over from Toronto so we needed everything to be perfect and it was, Nicola even came in on the day to make sure all was well, even though it was her day off! The food was brilliant, well worth every penny and nobody came away disappointed. Can’t wait for our next visit.
Written 7 March 2023
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Simon W
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
My wife ordered sirloin steak. When it arrived, it bore no resemblance whatsoever to Sirloin. Asked to speak to the chef who refused. Didnt eat this chewy lump of beef, nor paid. This is the second occassion we have had poor food and poor service. Wont be eating there again
Written 23 February 2023
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Andy E
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Went for a 50th and though I do not normally review, just had too.. Both the food and service was excepional.. Great staff, absolutely no complaints.. All more than accommodating for a party of 7.. Thoroughly enjoyable and we'll worth the visit..
Written 10 September 2023
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Angela C
Scunthorpe27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
attended last night with a group of 26 ladies. a long time since ive been here but the food was absolutely fabulous both in presentation and taste. service quick and efficient despite the size of our group and with a smile would highly recommend
Written 12 January 2024
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Quest786856
Sandtoft7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Have visited several times for evening drink and often meet friends there. Had a Sunday lunch with family sometime ago in the bar and thoroughly enjoyed it so decided to go on our own in the restaurant. Not many in, but the food was delicious. Will definitely go again.
Written 10 April 2020
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Rich
Scunthorpe96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Visited with friends for Sunday dinner and what a treat we had. Met by the friendly staff, a great choice of quality drinks on offer to suit all. Three of us had the beef diner and one had the pork. Has to be without a doubt the best Sunday dinner I’ve had out to date. Everything was cooked to perfection and full of flavour & nice and tender. The giant yorkshire pudding topped it off. Sat and enjoyed a few beers in the sun trap beer garden afterwards. Highly recommended
Written 4 June 2023
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Pippa R
101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
We ate in the restaurant on a Fri evening. The building is lovely, better on the inside esp in the restaurant. The service was great, staff were attentive and friendly but not over the top. The food was delicious. Definitely visit again
Written 9 February 2020
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