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The Barge

££ - £££, British,
15 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AE, England
+44 1908 233841
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (24 reviews)
“pies” (10 reviews)
“country pub” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
15 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AE, England
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11 - 20 of 501 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely place with friendly staff. Watch out for the low head room. We went on a Friday evening and the place was busy but not rammed full. It made a lovely change to avoid Harvester type restaurants; no sticky tables and staff who are...More

1  Thank Andy E
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Hey Andy Thank you for your review, hope to see you again soon Warren and the team

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great attentive staff, lovely old building , dog friendly in the front bar. Good food choice and great beers. Food cooked very well. This place is worth a visit.

1  Thank tonytinaL
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for your review so pleased you enjoyed your afternoon here Warren and the team

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We drove from Leigh on sea to meet friends at the Barge for Sunday lunch. The service was ok unfortunately my meal was cold, when I gave it back to the waiter a fresh plate was brought out straight away. If this could be produced...More

1  Thank chatterboxessex
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for your review, I apologise the original meals were not as hot as you would have liked and pleased it was rectified quickly. We were very busy on Sunday lunch, but any mistakes are priority to put right. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

This pub use to have the best food but now it's bland. The food looked dull & had very little taste. I paid £73 for my partner & I we shared a starter which as wasn't up to much, then I had a burger where...More

2  Thank Lisah2510
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi there I would like to understand more about when you visited here as I do not recall your complaint. Our servers would not have taken food from the kitchen that was incomplete. We appreciate all feedback especially when there are things we can improve...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We popped in here yesterday for a drink & chat yesterday for the first time. While my husband & Brother in law got a drink for us, my Sister & I popped in the toilet. The toilets did not smell clean & had cobwebs. My...More

4  Thank Crazeycatlady82
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi there, yes we do allow dogs into the bar area where there is no carpet so the stone floors can be cleaned easily. I apologise if the person on the bar appeared off with you or your guests and I will be having conversations...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for a Saturday tea time as a stop off on the way back from Luton airport. The menu was good and we all enjoyed our meal. We have a 3 year old and a 1 year old; our waitress, Lynn, was so fantastic...More

1  Thank Mossley1990
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for your great review

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited the barge to celebrate a family birthday recently, We are a large Irish Gypsy and the manager went out of his way to make us feel welcome.....In fact he even bought drinks for the birthday boy. However that said we were most disappointed...More

1  Thank Craic D
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for the review but we think you might have got the wrong venue! Glad you had a good birthday meal wherever you went !

Reviewed 14 September 2017

I'd had a busy day, and on my way home decided to go to this pub and have a meal. Managed to get a table straight away, with a menu and made my order. My drink arrived, followed by my food. I'd order the vegetarian...More

1  Thank Carole K
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. You have not mentioned if you complained on the evening about the food you had? The vegetarian pie is a very popular dish and we rarely have issues with it, but the caramelised onion in...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

I recently visited The Barge after a period of abstinence following a decline in service, availability of food and idiosyncratic chefs who experimented with deconstructed dishes! I was pleased to see a great improvement! Only one menu item was not available. The two waiters were...More

1  Thank Chris B
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Always good to hear when one of our guests really enjoys what we do Many thanks Warren

Reviewed 12 September 2017

A friend and I visited on a Tuesday evening - we have been in the past and the food has been ok, but after this meal I'm afraid we won't be visiting again. 5 dishes off the main menu were not available for a start....More

1  Thank JackDanielsMK
General Manager A, Manager at The Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi there I am sorry that your visit was not satisfactory. I hope you give us another try to see that the issues you have described are not our usual standard. we have a new menu which means we can keep more items in stock,...More

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samtownsend67
25 July 2017|
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Response from Barge I | Property representative |
Hi Matt there are two play areas within a short stroll from the pub but not directly on our grounds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Newport Road | Woolstone, Milton Keynes MK15 0AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: +44 1908 233841
  • E-mail
Description
Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Barge offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.
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