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£3 - £21
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely location with a nice relaxing outside patio area. Sunday lunch very average. Not served very hot. Potatoes parsnips and carrots chewy and Tough not reheated correctly. Yorkshire pudding over cooked and like eating a prawn cracker. A shame the food letting it down.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buddle is not what was. A very limited menu. Although it said seethe specials board there was nothing on it! Service poor. The food was fine for what it was. The Buddle has changed if you remember it before it closed then be prepared...for a very different pub. They may have spent a lot of money on it but be prepared for a different pub!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely meal at The Buddle Inn recently. The food was lovely, the place itself was great and the live music made for a lovely atmosphere. What I really wanted to compliment were the lovely staff - I'd made the booking earlier in...the week, then changed it a couple of times before we arrived. Teal, who I spoke with was so patient and accommodating with my numerous changes. So a big thank you to her personally and to all the team for a very lovely meal! Hopefully we'll be back again in the summer!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is in a beautiful setting and recently has had a lot of money spent on it but for us not all good. We often have visited over the years but I think it’s lost its cosiness plus the food quality is no longer...as good. So, would return for a drink but not food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

Great location and good outdoor space with parking. Staff were nice enough. However the beef brisket was poor, very chewy and somewhat inedible. The rest of the meal was fine, but for the price of £18 per meal, the quality wasn’t there.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

11/10 in all areas! I don’t usually take the time to write a review but the Buddle Inn deserved one. We were warmly greeted and treated to the best fish pie I’ve ever had. Coupled with a pint of Islander ale and looked after excellently...by the team, this pub should not be missed on your visit. We visited on a Monday, but I’m reliably told that there is live music on Fridays which sounds lovely!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

Lovely old pub, but what a let down on the food, very disappointing. We ordered smoked oakwood croquettes, which looked lovely but arrived stone cold, lacking in flavour. For mains we order the beef brixsket and the three meat roast. This sadly arrived stone cold,...so was sent back to be re cooked! We were offered an apology and complimentary drinks. The new meals arrived and again looked lovely but yorkshires were stone cold for the second time, offered a new Yorkshire but decided that given the wait for these we would be best to cut our loses. Whilst waiting for our bill, another couple sent their meals bs l as cold and a third couple complained their meals were cold. For the pleasure of voicing our concerns, no deduction off the bill except for the service charge and the cold roast meals!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

I’ve got various food issues and the staff here were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. They are kind and friendly. The pub has a great atmosphere! We saw nothing of the ‘spiritual kind’ but can imagine what fun it would be!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

A delightful setting with friendly, welcoming staff. We were expertly looked after, especially the two hangry kids, and the whole family agreed that the food was delicious. I particularly recommend the Buddle Burger. All in all, a great find.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Great decor. Lovely atmosphere. . Friendly efficient staff and superb food. What is not to like. Best pub on the Island?

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Recently reopened after a refurb and the pub looks great. We had a fantastic meal, great atmosphere and live music. The food was really good and it has one of the best gluten free options I have seen on the island. Really recommend it.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

We have been here a few times but not since last year In our last review (photo attached) we were positive about most things Today's experience means we are unlikely to return It was Easter Monday and there was a very limited boring menu Other...times we have always found something unusual and tasty This trip the choice was so poor we felt a roast was basically our only option My chicken was burnt (see photo) The table next to us complained their food arrived cold The Yorkshire puddings looked shop bought and were tasteless. We asked for pepper and it arrived in little paper sachets like you get in a motorway cafe!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Went on Easter Saturday for dinner with the family. A great atmosphere and a brilliant duo playing live, they were really excellent, We used to go a lot before it shut down over winter and always loved it, sadly at least for this visit the...food was not good. Far better before the shut down. I’d say a 3 because the fish and chips were ok, the starters good but the hake was really poor, very small portion swimming in a congealed bland sauce. And the burger was really poor, burger very very small, completely overcooked, and tough. A shame as still a great pub, friendly staff but the food was honestly poor. I’m sure we will be back but really hope they sort out the kitchen/ chef.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch on Good Friday. The food was excellent and served by welcoming and friendly staff. One of our party is Gluten Free and the menu options were great and the staff really helped to make sure the GF options were fully...explained. Would recommend The Buddle Inn. We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

The starters and desserts were good. However the main course meals were just average and looked and tasted as though they had been mass produced and made well in advance. So a bit disappointed given the good reviews I had read.

Date of visit: March 2024
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We do a normal pub menu, using local fresh produce wherever possible, we also do a specials board if you fancy something a bit special and of course Sundays we do a traditional homemade roast.
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The Buddle Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4