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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews ham fish and chips sunday roast lasagna the pub great traditional pub staying locally good home cooked food pretty village pleasant service beautiful village visited twice tasted lovely food was lovely friendly atmosphere great meal at lunchtime
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Reviewed 10 January 2024

Caravaning in the freezing cold so went for a hot lunch - delightful experience! Cosy, bright pub, lovely friendly staff, delicious food, nice atmosphere and dog friendly (landlord joked the dogs get fed better than humans - she liked her treat but human food way...more tasty!). Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Came across this little gem on the off chance on Christmas Eve, Very welcoming & friendly..able to seat a family of 10.. Food was home cooked & you couldn’t fault it.. Service was excellent.. we will definitely be going back..

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Popped in as we travelled down for tractor rally. A warm welcome and a nice atmosphere. Landlady very friendly and despite being busy found time for a quick chat. Will be back to try the food

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Attended lunch time without booking - friendly welcome as we walked through the door - Food was amazing I had Chilli Prawns , Indian Platter and finished off with Bread and Butter Pudding. Couldn’t fault a thing - Will definitely be going back - Price...was extremely reasonable in fact I would go as far to say it was surprisingly reasonable bearing in mind the location and the surroundings. A massive well done to the owners - It’s 11/10 from me - You have a lifelong customer -:) thank you so much Oh - and the toilets were spotless !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Attended here for the first time with ex-colleagues for a catch up and a meal. Attended on a Monday. The food was excellent and really good for value for money. I had garlic mushrooms for starter, steak and ale pie, and apple crumble for pudding....Highly recommend and will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Got to say had the best dinner here tonight. The food was really really good. Christmas menu was superb well done team flyer. Excellent

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Just had an awesome Sunday roast ! I opted for the mixed meat roast which was lamb, beef and turkey. The meat was fantastic and accompanied by a generous portion of vegetables which included cabbage, broccoli, roast potatoes, carrots, swede, and cauliflower cheese !! The...staff were very pleasant, not over fussy but very efficient and always smiling. I would highly recommend the Flying Horse for a first class Sunday lunch. We'll be going back very soon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Came with my mum to a special murder mystery event. I've used this pub a few times and the hostess is always very approachable, accommodating and friendly. The food as always was faultless, I wish I could have them cook for me every night! The...event itself was hilarious and very enjoyable a 10/10 for me.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

We were staying locally and recommended the pub by our hosts. We rang ahead as we were requiring a pub that allowed dogs. Thankfully the pub is very dog friendly, even providing fuss and treats. The pub did not disappoint at all. A great menu...selection which was a refreshing change from just burgers. A nice chat with one of the staff members whose daughter runs the pub and our food order was taken promptly. When the food arrived we was delighted by what arrived, presentation was great and the taste even better. We were both very happy with our meals. We have already recommended the pub to our family and plan to revisit again soonMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Amazing atmosphere and service was above and beyond . Drinks brought to the table great value and food was absolutely lovely. Bar maids made us feel so welcome. Large food portions beware adding extras lol

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

Fantastic lunch here yesterday (01/09/23) to celebrate a 70th birthday with 10 family members. The pub is charming. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. They coped with our many requests for extra plates, spoons and glasses immediately. I would highly recommend...The Flying Horse for a family celebration. We’ll visit again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

We had a wonderful time at The Flying Horse on Sunday eve. We were staying locally at a campsite with a group of friends formed of 10 adults and 8 children and a dog and that can sometimes prove tricky for us to book somewhere...to eat out. The Flying Horse accommodated all of us, were friendly and welcoming and settled us quickly to our table. As we had pre-ordered being a big group, the children were served promptly on arrival and the adults soon after. Between us we had a variety of roasts, which were delicious and plentiful. An ice cream van arrived outside from which the children selected their desserts and these were given as a complimentary addition. All of the adults thought they were too full for dessert but managed to fit one in as they were too delicious to resist. The drinks were good, the service brilliant and we would definitely return if back that way sometime.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Visited the flying horse today after staying in a air BnB. The pub closer to us had bad reviews about the landlady being unfriendly so I searched out this place and have them a call to book a table. Reviews said this pub was friendly...and I certainly got that impression from the call when booking, so was looking forward to taking my wife there to celebrate our anniversary. On arrival we where welcomed straight away and seated. Service was super fast and friendly. The pint of inch's slid down nicely. Shared a camembert with my wife which was so so good, then decided on a mixed Sunday roast which was absolutely delicious and so large I couldn't finish it all. The roast potatoes and cauliflower cheese particularly with mentioning. Didn't think I'd have room for dessert but after watching another patron drizzle a sticky toffee pudding in custard then I couldn't resist. The dessert was good and not overly big which after that roast was probably a good thing. Our experience of the pub was nice, staff were friendly, happy and attentive and unlike some pubs when your a stranger from afar made us feel welcome. I found prices more than good value and tipped accordingly. Would definitely return if we ever come back this way. The staff are definitely a big selling point for the place.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023 via mobile

Visited the Flying Horse last night for a couple of drinks and again tonight for a drink and ordered Fish & Chips (takeaway) Absolutely delicious 😋 Great local pub and Tash and her staff are always very welcoming. Thank you 😊 We will be frequenting...more often xxxMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

We went there for Lunch as a family. We were greeted warmly when we entered the pub. The staff took our drinks order straight away and left us with the menus. The menu has an amazing choice of dishes and there were daily specials to...choose from. The staff were happy to answer questions about the dishes and make recommendations. The food was amazing, tasty and hot and came out from the kitchen quickly. It was a relaxed atmosphere and we were not rushed through our lunch. I would highly recommend this pub for any meal or just a drink.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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yes we are :) our bar area and outside is available. we don’t allow dogs in our restaurant but we always have a boneo on hand for our 4 legged friends.
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Yes, The Flying Horse offers takeaway services.

The Flying Horse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5