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British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at The Stag for the 1st time today (Saturday). What a beautiful, community run place! Delightful mix of light, modern with traditional. So welcoming. Delish food. Friendly staff. Can't wait to having lunch outside in the summer. Really recommend Saturday lunch as wasn't...at all busy.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience at The Stag. We're thrilled to hear that your first visit left such a positive impression and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked into The Stag, to a lovely welcome from Jules behind the bar. The pub is just immaculate and the beer was exceptional. Tring brewery ales . We hadn’t been here since late Autumn but it was lovely to be welcomed back as if we...were locals. Pub was busy and warm with a lovely fire . A perfect English pub with lovely staff and good beer . What more do you need on a cold February lunch time. Thanks Jules and the team.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 30 October 2023

It has been many years since visiting The Stag and was not disappointed. We had a splendid Sunday lunch celebrating a family birthday. Safe to say we all left feeling very happy and very full. The food was excellent, portions spot on. The desserts were...delightful. The staff were very attentive so all in all a very enjoyable celebration and we shall certainly be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

It's fantastic to hear that your recent visit to The Stag for your family's birthday celebration made you and your guests very happy. We’re delighted you found the food excellent and the service attentive; it's heartwarming to hear the team’s efforts are appreciated. We're truly...More

Reviewed 19 October 2023

Second time we have eaten here and once again the food was good , i would even go to exceptional, good quality and good size portions, not too big and certainly not too small. Staff were attentive and considerate . Price point is about right...for the quality of food . One comment/criticism would be the tables we had were modified from old sewing machines which although quirky were a little un-practical for comfort . Overall i would recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2023

Thanks for sharing your feedback about your second visit to The Stag. It's always great to welcome back returning guests. We're delighted you found the food exceptional and the service attentive and considerate. As for the sewing machine tables, we love to add a touch...More

Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

After visiting The Stag many times, it is safe to say it lives up to its expectations. Firstly, it has a beautiful well maintained garden, that I thoroughly recommend going in on a sunny day, whoever does the garden deserves a raise, as what is...has become now is astonishing! The staff have always been very friendly and welcoming, serving drinks and food in a quick and efficient manner. Every meal I have had has been great, presentation and taste wise. If anyone is in the area I would highly recommend a visit to this amazing pub, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 11 October 2023

My husband took me for a birthday Saturday lunch...ended up leaving disappointed. Had to wait to be shown to our table...told on arrival we would need to wait 15 minutes..then we were taken to an empty table. Young waitress was very good. with .but the...food didn't live up to our expectations..the fish and chips was very small. We enjoyed the desserts ..but overall not impressed and won't be going back or recommendingMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

It’s disappointing to read that you feel we didn’t live up to the high standards we set for our guest experience and that our guests have come to expect. As a small, independent, and community-owned venture operating during unprecedented economic pressures within the hospitality industry,...More

Reviewed 1 October 2023

Was really excited to go here after reading the menu but unfortunately it didn’t live up to expectations. The staff member who greeted us on arrival was alarmed we were 2 minutes early for our lunch booking and asked us to wait - which I...would always consider totally fine but then sat us at a table that had been empty the whole time. The food sounded and looked incredible but really lacked any taste the steak can only be cocked medium rare (again totally fine but mine was still breathing). Some of the food combinations are a bit bizarre, I really wanted to like them but struggled. On a positive note some of the younger staff members were incredibly attentive and offered great service throughout our meal.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your positive comments about the attentive and excellent service. We will take your comments regarding the food on board to help us improve future offerings. Thank you for your visit, and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch in the tiered garden of this picturesque pub. It was a gorgeous day and the setting was perfect. The lunch menu was small plates which gave us an opportunity to share. We had the beetroot and honey tart with tender...stem broccoli which was delicious and the triple cooked chips were irresistible! Our friends come here regularly for lunch and dinner and we could see why.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

Visited with fiends this week for a midweek dinner. Eaten here many times before but had to write a review on how fantastic the watermelon feta salad was, and also the halibut. The salad was so good that I wanted it as a side with...my main as well! Friends had the cheese custard, the steak, and the porcetta, and said all was delicious. Our server’s were Elle and Joe who were excellent and looked after us brilliantly all evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2023

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2023

Fantastic lunch with friends, the service was very nice and attentive. We all enjoyed our food and drinks.

Date of visit: September 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Thanks for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 17 September 2023

We had Dinner at The Stag on Friday and the food and cooking were excellent from the new chef. There were 4 of us and every dish was superb, beautifully cooked and very tasty. Excellent service as well which we are now used to at...The Stag. The only comment I would make is the menu is not very inviting and the food is much better than it reads. I would suggest that they jazz up the menu and maybe add a dish or two to provide more choice. However the bottom line is we will be back it is certainly the best food in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Thanks so much for your recent visit to The Stag and for sharing your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the food from our new Head Chef, and I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to the kitchen team. We’ve noted your...More

Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

We popped in for some lunch and the service was amazing. We were so well looked after- everyone who worked there were so friendly and attentive. The food was excellent and the venue perfect. Will be going back soon.

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2023

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear your lunch and service were amazing, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

Booked in advance for a celebratory Sunday lunch. Nice welcome by the server,but unfortunately that’s the last we saw of her so it felt a little disjointed. Food was very good. Wish i had ordered an additional side as I have a large appetite, seems...a common trend now to offer additional sides for a Sunday lunch instead of including them in the price. Sign of the times. Puddings were excellent with a top notch soufflé. Complementary liqueur offered as we were celebrating which was a nice touch. Recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2023

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your celebratory lunch with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 August 2023

To end our holiday break in Buckinghamshire we wanted an evening meal that was something special. The Stag did exactly this, interesting menu and superb food cooked by a chef who clearly understands and knows what they are doing. Good atmosphere and very knowledgeable staff....This community led restaurant deserves every success.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2023

Thank you for choosing The Stag to end your holiday break and for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that your evening with us was special and that you enjoyed your meal with us. It's heartening...More

Reviewed 2 August 2023

Disappointed with new menu which comprises a mis match of dishes that are far lager than expected. Enormous solid chips, a strange risotto, a reconstituted Chicken Kiev lacking garlic butter. On the plus side delicious ice cream and excellent quality steak. Good atmosphere and very...pleasant efficient staffMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Stag At Mentmore, Owner at The Stag at Mentmore, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2023

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your positive comments about the atmosphere and the excellent team, We will take your comments on board to help us improve future offerings. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you...More

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Hi Susan, it’s a temporary measure, we hope to have it back in July when we launch our new seasonal menus. All the best.
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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