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The Rose Inn

££ - £££, British,
Main Street, Willoughby CV23 8BH, England
+44 1788 891180
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Street, Willoughby CV23 8BH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, lovely atmosphere and helpful staff... I booked for my mum and I less than 2 hours before closing and they were very accommodating! We enjoyed a lovely Sunday roast followed by an equally nice dessert...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Janet B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a complete delight & I really thoroughly recommend that you try it. We live in an era where chain pubs with poor microwaved food dominate the market. So, how lovely that proper top quality old school pubs like this exist. All the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank v66rhm
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Just been for an evening meal at The Rose. We come here about once every two months or so and it never fails to disappoint. It is by far the best quality food in this area. We love the menu which isn't too big and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank libbyengland2017
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This place never disappoints. Some unfair reviews lately from people who clearly never took the time to understand some temporary issues which were clearly explained on entry (chefs been getting some bionic implants). This place is very much a husband and wife team cooking quality...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank GCSwiss
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The Rose Inn is an amazing village restaurant which is the only place I would choose for a special occasion! The family run pub serves amazing food with great service, we are never disappointed!

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Corinna B
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Went there for Sunday lunch, the place was pretty busy and our table was ready on time. So far so good. We had been sat down no longer than 2 minutes when the waitress asked were we ready to order, we said no, please give...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Roy P
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for two, for 7.30. We weren’t in a hurry, however having been shown straight to our table we didn’t expect to still be sat there 45 minutes later having still not ordered. We were served our drinks. The pub was not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sharronj281
Reviewed 18 September 2018

A couple of friends wanted to take us out for lunch today as a treat - I suggested The Rose as it was near and allowed dogs. We arrived and were shocked to see between 1-2 pm on a Tuesday lunchtime that we were the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nickie-no-drawers
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Out for a midweek ride along the canal I got a puncture at Willoughby and stumbled onto the Rose as a place to sit whilst changing my tube. Pleasant sitting outside with a really nice pint. The barman asked if I had everything needed for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank TeaWithQ
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Last Friday evening after over 120 miles of driving, six hours on a boat in torrential downpours and a walk of a couple of miles, me and my two 11year boys were extremely hungry and thought that a meal at the Rose was just what...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tim_dickinson
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13 May 2018|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
no its the same owners and , if anything, I think it's got better. The range of beers has widened and they have some good offers like the pie and point nights. you must have just had a one off bad night. I'd give them... More
michael j
10 January 2015|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Willoughby CV23 8BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Willoughby
  • Phone Number: +44 1788 891180
  • E-mail
The Rose Inn is a warm and welcoming country pub serving freshly prepared meats and fish to order. We have a range of traditional real ales, draught beers and a well stocked wine rack!Our daily lunch and evening menu has something for everyone, from the all time favourites to some more modern dishes. Depending on the day, you can also enjoy our Italian menu, traditional Sunday roasts and once a month our tasty Tapas.During the summer, The Rose Inn is a great place to come and enjoy a drink with friends in the garden. If you’ve been to one of our events in the garden, then you’ll know that we host a good party! However, if you’re after something a little more sedate, why not come and dine in the comfort of The Rose Inn and enjoy the charm of our 400 year old country pub.The Rose Inn is even better in winter! What can be better than drinking your favourite tipple whilst sitting on one of the comfortable tweed upholstered settles by a roaring log fire?We not only welcome you but also your four legged friends, so if you’ve been for a long walk and are in need some sustenance then feel free to leave your boots at the door and come on in!Here at The Rose Inn we can also cater for larger parties, so if you have a special occasion coming up and would like to enjoy it with friends and family then why not get in touch and we can help you arrange it.
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