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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Great food and atmosphere!!!had the big Charlie and the truffle fries. Denise was our bartender and was really friendly and good fun!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Incredibly lucky to have this pub on our doorstep! From the food, amazing variety of drinks, band nights, karaoke nights, comedy nights (the list goes on….) Eloise is a fantastic landlady and has made our local village pub the place to be!!! the chuck and...blade burgers were also to die for too!! 1000% recommend xxMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

I have been to the Walnut tree on a few occasions, but seem to be there more now that they have Chuck & Blade!! The Burgers are unreal and the sides are just as good, its hard to choose sometimes. The pub is a traditional...scene and has an amazing atmosphere, which is only elevated when they have events on. The service is great and Eloise (the landlady) is always friendly and welcoming, that this little venue can get rammed, but the outside is spacious and has definitely helped during the summer. Overall I would definitely recommend this to family and friendsMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Real pubs seem to be a dying thing now, which makes the ones left extra special, which this one definitely is. Visited with a friend for a glass of wine, but once we saw food coming out we HAD to order. Two burgers and some...dirty fries, and they were all amazing. Absolutely loved our evening at the pub, lovely regulars too that made us feel welcome. Service was also great, bar staff was friendly and quick to serve. The landlady was really friendly and welcoming, she told us all about some events coming up, we will def be back for a band day! A real pub with great food and great wine.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

This place has it all! The ‘Chuck & Blade’ burgers were insane and the staff were fab. Every member of the team went out of their way to make us feel welcome and the outside space was perfect for a party! We even met the...landlady who was as accommodating as her staff. We will definitely be back! Thanks all for a great night!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023 via mobile

Eloise does a great job here and to bring in an ever growing burger chain has worked so well. On point food, great bar feel and a good place to pop on in for a burger and pint of passing through with family or friends...:)More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

My husband and I had a lovely time. The food by chuck and blade was incredible and Eloise the landlady was so friendly and welcoming. We can wait to go again. Thank you for a wonderful evening xx

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023 via mobile

A brilliant pub with amazing new food. Would recommend to anyone. Staff are superb and have been nothing but helpful and polite

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Brilliant pub. Friendly. Good vibes. And lovely staff. Just what u need for a good night. Highly recommend this to all to all who are thinking about paying a visit x

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

So, After hearing a lot about the Chuck & Blade burgers my friends and I visited the walnut tree in loose this evening for a takeaway treat. I am a massive burger fan to be fair and was rather excited to try these tasty burgers...that everyone keeps raving on about. Upon arrival we were told that the food would be no longer than 30 minutes which was fine and we excepted that they were busy so had a drink or two at the bar. Jacob was ever so helpful and friendly and kept us updated on times but after nearly a TWO HOUR wait we thought that this was unacceptable to be honest. After then asking Denise if we could have a free drink to accommodate the waiting time we weee blankly refused there and then and no chance of the meal becoming half price. I have worked in the hospitality industry for years and was quite frankly disgusted with her attitude of well it’s nothing to do with us as they are a separate entity to the pub! Wrong answer LOVE! All the while you have people cooking in your establishment then you should be able to make an executive decision as to what to do for the customer instead of palming it off to the Chuck & Blade chef whom I must say clearly knows how to cook an amazing burger as they were very nice indeed for the record or saying that the management here at the moment so it’s out of my hands. Absolute poor management styleMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

Awful Sunday roast!!! Burnt potatoes, soggy veg and over cooked chicken. Rude stuck up children run this pub. Mega over priced dive! Customers are scruffy and loud. !!AVOID!!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023

Fantastic pub, cosy atmosphere, friendly staff & locals and good food. Accommodating chef and landlady, lots of choice for both food and drinks and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

Picked this pub for family Sunday lunch - awful food and overpriced - won’t be back! One baton of carrot and one baton of parsnip. Yorkshire pudding was cold - was told they had no more but I could have cauliflower cheese instead!!!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023 via mobile

Wouldn’t recommend this awful pub at all. Completely ignored, awful food and slow service and all stupidly overpriced. The landlady Eloise was making nasty and rude comments about us right in front of us to the other staff so we could hear. Cold and unwelcoming...atmosphere and will not be returningMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

Having read the reviews we thought we’d try the Walnut Tree for a birthday lunch. To say we left disappointed would be an understatement. It was around 2 o’clock but it was cold in there. We ordered 2 diet cokes, ended up with 2 pints...of coke, we had the fish & chips with peas together with the Walnut Tree Signature Burger. On Trip Advisor and Google there are pictures of sumptuous looking burgers. The one I got was anything but. The meat tasted and felt like an Asda reduced fat burger. The chips felt like McCains oven ready, served on paper on a wooden board so it kept sliding about, the cutlery was pretty useless too. My other half said it didn’t look very appetising when it arrived, she was right, I didn’t even eat it all. The fish and chips wasn’t much better, at least it was on a plate, the peas were hard, the fish wasn’t great and the same chips. Oh well, you live and learn, but we definitely won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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The Walnut Tree is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5