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The Poet Laureate

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Lunch is served 1200-1430 Dinner is served 1800-2100 Carvery available on a Sunday and advisable to book due to popularity.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My Mother is in Castle View residential nursing home and I live 150 miles away, so on my fortnightly visits to my mother I eat at the poet, it's clean and tidy and the staff are very attentive. A good selection of food

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bryan T
Reviewed 6 days ago

having had a very good experience previously (under old management) we decided to book as early as October for Christmas Eve dinner the special Christmas menu looked very good. Despite confirming our booking a week before Christmas Eve. We arrived no one took any notice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Louisa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the worst pub meal here about six years ago, but thought we ought to give it another chance. Beer ok, wine ok, cheaper than the Duchess, but the lighting is far to bright to have a comfortable drink

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a quiet midweek January lunchtime. Staff were friendly and attentive, food service was prompt and the quality of food good. This was our first visit and we will come back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank iansI67SD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to the Poet Laureate found on trip adviser when in the area. Found ahead by 15 minutes to book a table for 2 for Sunday lunch. Staff were very accommodating. Busy but friendly pub serving good food. The carvery was first class and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PhilK420
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dont usually write reviews, however, I had such a lovely lunch today I felt compelled to do so. i had heard through friends that the new owners had made an impact in a very positive way, and I was intrigued enough to go in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mummy13Bunny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been to this pub for a while and heard they had new owners so decided to pop in on Sunday for a carvery and drinks. A group of us including children went along (we had booked as advised). Our table was ready when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sallycinnamon77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a quiet Saturday lunch time service and found the customer service severely lacking in attention, after being seated for 10-15minutes no one had come over to take our drink orders and had to be prompted, after which had to go and ask for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank theBakingBull
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were the other table mentioned in Nicholas B’s review and agree with all he says. We decided as a family to have our Christmas dinner here on Christmas Eve to save the massive effort at home on Christmas Day. So we were hoping for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank 160nickp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here on a few occasions and have always had a good meal, however today was not the experience we have had in the past. The customer service was non-existent and the food was at best passable at worst undercooked and lackluster. My...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank Nicholas B
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Tony B
30 November 2017|
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Response from Nicky F | Property representative |
We are dog friendly and have two allocated tables in the bar area for people with dogs. You are also more than welcome to sit with them in the 'snug' area. It is advisable to phone ahead and book if you know you are coming... More
31 January 2017|
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Response from Nicky F | Property representative |
Hi, We have been under the same management for two and a half years, some of the staff have changed in that time. I remember you leaving a review in which you weren't particularly happy and all I can say is please try us... More
25 October 2015|
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Response from Nicky F | Property representative |
Hello, at the moment we have fillets of trout on our specials board which will come off once it is sold out and our regular cod and chips which is a permanent specials board fixture! We vary our specials but will always try... More
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