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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious pub food. Great service. Reasonable prices. The pie of the day was to die for. Enjoyed the Guiness and Magners. Has an old English pub feel....We'll sure be back.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 20 April 2024 via mobile

Stopped in for the night before our flight out of Heathrow. We were intrigued by the history of this inn and how authentic it is. Why stay in a chain hotel that could be anywhere in the world? Had lunch in the pub downstairs. Absolutely...delicious meat pie and cold cider on tap. The staff is kind and genuine. A real gem.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

Prebooked and pre-ordered Christmas lunch for 8 people. Couldnt pay customary £10pp deposit because the PDQ machine was not working when I called. This did not stop them kindly taking our reservation. We were given a private space that could hold 12, so we had...plenty of room. It was nicely decorated and festive. Service was friendly, especially Cherrie. Food was lovely, I recommend the Beetroot Wellington.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

After the first visit on a business night out... the food and selection of real ale was so very good we repeated the visit every night after that.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Freezing cold restaurant, hour long wait for food, like the Marie Celeste, only positive was the food was edible! We had booked the table for 12:30 and after fighting our way through Saturday traffic arrived just after. So was a little shocked to find someone...still hoovering the floor with a trailing cable meaning we couldn’t access the “dining area”. Although in hindsight this could have been a bad decision. We sat down and were given three menu’s (a table of four) our young lady finally came back with a fourth, no biggie one of us can share with our partner. After a while drinks were ordered and about twenty minutes later they slowly started coming out. The gentleman of the party had ordered bar drinks, the glasses were old and filthy. The ladies had ordered hot drinks, a pot of tea and a hot chocolate, the tea arrived with no cup, the hot chocolate just didn’t arrive for another ten minutes. Thankfully as old friends we chatted and time didn’t really seem to matter, however, we had already joked about drinking up and heading off elsewhere! We thought we would persevere but now wish we hadn’t bothered. Finally order placed after lots of fumbling about not having a pen to take the order. Shouting across the dining room to the kitchen to find out what the Pie of the Day was. We finally got all the food orders in. Now the waiting game began. After in excess of one hour to cook, fish and chips, pie of the day, sausage and mash and a fish finger sandwich!! It arrived all looking rather underwhelming and bland, it was edible thank goodness as by now we were hungry. Nobody had been asked if they needed another drink and by the end of the meal we were all really thirsty. I will hasten to add, the one staff member vanished between serving us. At one point someone arrived to check in while we were waiting for our food and we just said we couldn’t help but there was someone about. When she finally returned I asked for some water to wash down my food, it had been an hour and a half since my first hot drink. The boys asked for another drink too. She instantly bought their drinks, and subsequently vanished. When she came back with the jug of water a good ten minutes later she openly admitted she had forgotten about the water. We finished off as quickly as we could got up went to the bar and settled up, was this meal worth £100+ No bloody chance As someone who actually works nearby and is looking for a venue to book a works Christmas lunch, you have just lost a customer Bad businessMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

I arrived here for Sunday lunch with my boyfriend the place was quiet and 4 members of staff are stood chatting at the bar my boyfriend said hello to them - nobody responded then we asked for a table for 2 and was looked at...like we were a terrible inconvenience after looking for a menu I asked if I could have one then a very rude waitress said ‘no I’m in the middle of talking’- needless to say we walked out. We were horrified at how rude they were. No wonder the place was empty if that’s how you treat customers.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

The service and the room that we stayed in before our holiday was brilliant. The food was ok. The lamb shank was average and the other selections of food were also average, however we would stay here again as everything else was really good.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023

Had a meal last night, excellent meal. Very friendly staff. I can't remember the ladies name, but believe she is the restaurant manager, excellent. We have stayed before at the hotel and have a function in September, went yesterday to discuss, couldn't have been more...helpful.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Such a beautiful friendly place, we drove past the other night and had to visit before we left. On arrival we were greeted and shown to our table. We hadn’t booked but this wasn’t a problem, you wouldn’t believe you were right next to Heathrow...airport. You can see it’s a very old building which definitely adds to it character.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

Visited here as a goodbye to friends flying the next morning. Clean and comfortable room. Breakfast continental, basic. Dinner delicious. Great value for money

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

Stayed at a nearby hotel and came across this pub. What a nice place. We went to order some good but were told kitchen was closed. They asked what sort of food we wanted and we said fries. They were kind enough to make them...for us. A huge portion too. Really recommend this place .More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2022

I was staying in the Holiday Inn Express and although they also serve food I fancied treating myself. My online search identified The Ostrich as worth a try. And so it was. The bus ride was £1 and within a few minutes I was there....Described as a restaurant this was more like a traditional inn. I had tried to book via OpenTable but that seemed not to work - although apparently it did - but fortunately there was a table free near the welcome of the open fire. In addition to a lovely pint of Spitfire, I opted for the breaded squid rings and the (homemade) roast vegetable strudel. All excellent. Service was prompt and courteous. Perhaps I've a bit picky, but I particularly liked the response "you're welcome" to my offer of thanks - rather than "no worries" or "no probs" ;)More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022

We stayed here after landing from our holiday. Although the Reception staff were wonderful and so welcoming, I was more than disappointed with the room… It was huge (which was great), and my 9yo loved the sofa bed, HOWEVER, there was nowhere to have a...private shower as only the toilet was behind a closed door, just a shower head over a bath which doesn’t suffice for privacy. There was no soap at the sink, the bedside lights were covered in a thick layer of dust and the room just smelt old and musty, as though it hadn’t been used in a VERY long time. I get this may be the case because it’s an old building, but it wasn’t very pleasant. We checked in just before midnight and had left by 7:30am without having had showers- we just wanted to get home and get clean. Also, although the planes stop overnight, the lorries whizzing along past the bedroom windows getting to their airport destinations don’t. It literally feels and sounds like you have an 18 wheeler crashing into your bed. The overall pub is beautiful and outside area looked great, but I wouldn’t stay overnight again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

We were there on a Tuesday for lunch. The place was practically empty. The manager seemed engrossed on his laptop sitting the bar but he did tell the bartender to serve us. We asked about the soup of the day. After 5 minutes we were...told there was none. We ordered a Ploughman's lunch (no cooking involved).After 30 minutes my wife asked how long lunch would be. She was told "Shortly" After another 15 minutes we left. We did not ask them again about the food because, like the TV Show, it was pointless and we did not want to even listen to an excuse. It's bread and cheese, pickle and throw on a bit of salad. 45 minutes and nothing. We may go back later this year to see if our lunch is almost ready.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022 via mobile

5 out of 5 we visited to go to legoland and Windsor castle on arrival the staff were so friendly and welcoming and our room was very spacious and the manager was so helpful the food also very good I would totally recommend this place...to stay I look forward to return when we visit Windsor again in the futureMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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The menu is fixed and it’s a gastro pub ... means if you don’t consider their food healthy don’t go there to eat, just drink ...! After all it’s still pub food, not a healthy restaurant but I’m sure you ask for changes in... More
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