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£6 - £35
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely authentic pub with cosy atmosphere, welcoming staff and good food. We had sea bream and a burger and it was all delicious. The pub dog is gorgeous too!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently refurbished. Fabulous pub, fabulous food, fabulous service! Can't fault it. Megan in particular was amazing!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Prebooked table for Boxing Day lunch.We arrived after a muddy walk together with muddy dog.The owner was so accomodating and found us an excellent table.The pub was very busy but the service was excellent. It is a real "country pub" with everything you expect. Open...fire, very good range of real ales and first class service. Our lunch, particularly the specials , was first class.We will return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and drink and great service. Very interesting surroundings and a very warm and pleasant atmosphere. We went for my husbands birthday and had a great meal. Would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

Excellent pub and food. Eleven of us visited this pub for some lunch after completing a hike as part of a walking group. We hadn’t booked but were warmly greeted and given menus. We ordered various different meals which arrived together. Dietary requirements were no...problem, especially for celiacs. The food was delicious. It’s a characterful 13th century pub with an open fire and warm atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023

Came her with friends. wasn’t expecting much but I was too quick to judge. The food was excellent, decent size portions at an even more decent price. The evening had a nice flow to it, in a traditional pub. Also the drinks selection was superb

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

When Kathryn was running the Ostrich and doing the cooking we used to go a long way out of our way to eat there as her dishes were superb, especially the smokies and the delicious risottos/risotti. It was our favourite and we were very sad...to learn that Kathryn passed away last year. We visited earlier this year hoping that her recipes would have been passed on and still available, but sadly the cuisine is now bang-average pub-grub by comparison. Reluctantly crossed this one off our list.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

A great traditional style cosy pub that provides a big choice of quality food. We can not fault the food or the service. You would not be disappointed if you choose this pub for your evening meal.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

Absolutely gorgeous Sunday lunch can't wait until we go again.The selection of vegetables were great

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

What a lovely pub, food was amazing, even my hubby was impressed and that takes some doing, couldn't fault our meal

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

The pub is attractive and the staff were friendly. I met a friend for lunch, we both chose the ploughman’s. It arrived, and was some bread, two pickled onions, ham, a little salad (no dressing), some sliced apple, cheese, a tiny pot of chutney and...a single small piece of wrapped butter. The bit that disappointed me the most was the cheese; it was obviously mass-produced, when I have a ploughman’s in a country pub you expect rind-on cheese proper cheese. The bread wasn’t fresh but wasn’t bad. What are you supposed to do with one small piece of butter on three big pieces of bread? The ham was nice and the chutney too was excellent even if there was so little of it. But at £15.50 for a ploughman’s you expect proper cheese and some dressing on your salad. The French would laugh at you if you gave them undressed salad, so the Ostrich chef should know better. I won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

On holiday in the area and booked lunch at The Ostrich as it had such good reviews. The pub looks promising from the outside, set in the beautiful village, opposite the magnificent church. Firstly the pub itself is in need of a good clean, the...carpet and bar area are beyond grubby. The garden itself is truly terrible. A border full of weeds, tubs dried up and dead. The patio again full of weeds, needs sweeping and clearing of clutter and pots of dead flowers. No sign of any pride taken in the presentation of this pub which is a shame as it's setting is glorious. We'd already ordered our food unfortunately as things did not bode well. The lamb was an unappetising mass of fat, the gravy congealed, served on a stone cold plate, yuck. The pork undercooked, gravy granual gravy...not good again served on a cold plate. Totally inedible. This isn't a moan for moaning sake, this place could be really lovely with a manager/owner who made an effort to step back and take note of the state of the place. We do not recommend. Two stars are for the young lady in the bar and the young man serving, and the setting.More

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

Went with a group of 8 friends whilst staying nearby . Full.of character and great staff with very friendly service Great selection of real ales and a good choice on menu . Home made pie and fresh whole plaice . 8 people left well satisfied...and if we are ever back in the area we wouldn't hesitate to returnMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

I've visited The Ostrich a few times and my most recent visit this weekend was so fantastic I had to write a review. As a coeliac, it's often difficult to find restaurants that can guarantee no cross contamination when it comes to gluten, but not...only were the staff totally educated on what I could/couldn't eat, the food was absolutely phenomenal. Hugely appreciated the fact that they use separate fryers for the chips and that two of the desserts were 100% gluten free. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. Can't wait to visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

This is a dog friendly, characterful pub in a small, pretty village. Food is expensive, choice of beer & real cider is limited. Sat outside in the “garden” which needs TLC. Unimpressed.

Date of visit: August 2023
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832katiek
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Response from ssndrs | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay in reply. Yes, they do and also have a beer garden
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Response from Sue C | Reviewed this property |
The ostrich is open from 12.00 - 2.30. The again from 6.30. (Some Monday's it's closed - so worth a phone call if you are planning to go on a Monday).
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Response from RADE23 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they are open "all week between 12 noon to 2.30 pm and from 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm with the restaurant closing at 9.30 pm".
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Ostrich Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4.5