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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here 2 years ago for one of our first dates and absolutely loved the food and the service etc. we had such great memories of the place. When we eagerly returned this evening we noticed the menu had lost all of its flair. It...was very plain and basic with nothing we remembered on it. We thought ok it must still be good so ordered anyway, we had chicken liver to start with brioche bread however the bread served with it just looked like the toast you would typically have at home in the morning and not brioche. My girlfriend had the mushrooms which were actually nice. My steak I ordered rare however this can’t have seen the pan for more than 1 minute as it were completely rare on the inside and grey on the outside with no crust whatsoever. The chimmicurri sauce was underseasoned and not spicy just very vinegary parsley. The duck main course was ok if you don’t mind the sauce from a jar, nothing felt home made or had any love put in compared with what we experienced before. It was like night and day when you compare the previous food, this was very very basic level Wetherspoons food with a high end price tag which I wouldn’t mind paying if the quality were good. Service was ok, staff very friendly and helpful but I can only imagine this business has changed hands and got a new chef because it is truly awful and unfortunately not worth half the price and we won’t be returningMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve been here many times and have enjoyed every experience. We enjoyed our visit today even though it was not what we had come to expect from this place. The menu today seemed depleted of its energy and delight. No more home-smoked fish, for example....Three of us wanted sausage and mash, but we were informed that only two portions were available. Then, after we’d ordered, we were told that none was available. I’m sorry, but sausages are not a rare commodity on a Wednesday. Order enough, folks! The fish and chips we substituted were still good, though. Service was very lovely but really slow. Staff were very kind, polite and friendly. Some of our party wanted desserts, but they didn’t have anything hearty like an apple pie or crumble. The offerings seemed a bit too light for our traditional tastes. Last time we were here for lunch my cousin was almost overwhelmed by the amazing steak pie he ordered. He’d have been very disappointed today. It’s a shame to have to give a mediocre review. I don’t like doing it, but, for me, this place needs to get back to its roots: proper, hearty, British food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of our party chose the menu offering 2 or 3 courses for a set price . One chose from the Main Menu . A large board offers 25% off the main menu but we were not given the discount until it was pointed out....The battered fish was soft and not much fish. We asked for the menu for drinks but were told by the waiter that a lot of the soft drinks were no longer available and the drinks menu prices were out of date . The rest of the meal was fine.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrating family birthdays. I ordered the plaice, the waiter returned 50 mins later to say they had run out. Offered sea bass which I accepted. We waited well over an hour for our food. I was served a small sea bass and 4 new potatoes...and 3 slices of courgette the cost £25.00. I queried where was my vegetables, they took 30-40 mins for my veg to be served. I had eaten my meal. No apology, service was very poor. Well over priced.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are or were regulars at this lovely pub but last Sunday our meal was disappointing. It looked beautiful, the quantity was so large that we couldn’t finish the plateful BUT … The gravy was tasteless, the various meats we ordered were tasteless and parts...of the beef and lamb were tough, the cauliflower cheese was weirdly presented with great chunks of unmelted cheese draped over it and a bland bechamel sauce below. The Yorkshire puds looked fab but were hard and in parts thick and the roasties weren’t crunchy. The starters were all ok. The experience overall was disappointing and we have had much better in the past. For almost £40 a head without alcohol we expect better.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Me and the family enjoyed a lovely meal! As we walked in we were greeted with smiles and a homely atmosphere. I had the steak cooked medium and it was cooked to perfection! I loved the Guinness jus sauce as it added the final touch!...Me and my family will definitely coming back here soon! Customers for life.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

When my father and I stepped into the Bricklayers Arms, we were greeted by an ambience that effortlessly blended classic pub charm with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The highlight of our experience was, without a doubt, the food. We indulged in two of the pub's...specialities: the bangers & mash and the ribeye steak. Each dish was a revelation in its own right. The bangers & mash were a comforting embrace of traditional flavours, perfectly executed. The sausages were succulently seasoned, creating a harmonious balance with the creamy, smooth mash. It was a dish that felt like a homage to classic British cuisine, yet with a touch of modern finesse. Beyond the food, the pub offered a sense of ease and convenience, especially with ample parking. This is a place where one can truly relax, unwind, and savour the joys of good food and good company. In conclusion, the Bricklayers Arms is more than just a pub; it's a destination. Whether you're seeking a cosy spot for a casual meal or a culinary adventure, this gem will impress. The combination of mouth-watering cuisine, a welcoming atmosphere, and ease of access makes it a must-visit for anyone who cherishes the joy of dining out.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Just returned from a wonderful meal at The Bricklayers we had a very warm welcome from the man at the bar and our waitress Leila was lovely, very polite and friendly nothing was too much trouble, The food was well presented and delicious out of...6 different meals not one complaint and even the dog was given a treat and made to feel special. The Risotto verde was the best I have had we will definitely be back soon Thank youMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Having used this pub many times historically but not for many years we thought we would try it again and enjoy a lunch with our family. From start to finish the whole experience was NOT at all what it used to be. On arrival we...were seated at a table in the corner next to a window covered by shut curtains that looked into the kitchen. The only lighting was a row of spot lights that glared down on our table which wasn’t very comfortable. Our waiter then approached to offer us water for the table which he them proceeded to forget until we had to remind when our starters arrived. My husband and I ordered the crab starter which was presented on a very stale piece of toasted bread. We thought we wouldn’t comment and see how the main courses were. Myself I ordered the haddock and chips which arrived on a ludicrously large plate for the size of the fish I was presented with. The fish wasn’t cooked in my opinion and was returned due to the soggy batter and chewy texture. The chips looked like they had been reheated and were soft and not crisp. My son had the same fish and his was cooked however the batter was again soggy and the chips were as he commented worse than school chips!! My fish was re made but arrived 5 minutes later opaque in the middle and barely warm which isn’t ideal for a supposedly deep fried food which should be easy to prepare, I returned this for a second time. I was offered something else from the menu but by then I had lost all confidence. We will not be returning to The Bricklayers Arms anytime soon. The bill after deducting my fish course was £125 including water and a bottle of wine. Very disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

What a disappointment, we were looking forward to Bricklayers food as it used to be But the meal was absolutely dreadful. They served up stale bread for which there is no excuse. Bread is cheap and should be fresh every day, that is fundamental to...any restaurant. The butter was a crystalised lump with pink powder topping. Waitress said it was whipped butter but it was hard crumbly and disgusting. Waitress changed it for normal butter and sent the bread for toasting as requested to try to save it. Came back slightly toasted but still unpleasant and couldn’t eat it. Asked for it to be taken off the bill which was done at once. Soup was not hot, just luke warm. Dauphinoise potatoes consisted of great big lumps of potato, not sliced and layered as should have been. Cured salmon had small lumps of potato in it presumably as a cheap filling. Sticky toffee pudding was dry in the centre and not microwaved enough. Buttermilk Chicken ordered for a child, had some sort of mayonnaise spread over it and had to be scraped off (unsuccessfully). Nothing wrong with the service by nice young ladies but clearly the restaurant has lost its way and appears to be run by someone who simply doesn’t care. I have now read the other damning reports and wish I had read them first! What a shame, Bricklayers used to be really good.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Booked for New Year’s Day, for my birthday, there were 10 adults 2 children. This was booked weeks ago, so they knew we were coming. Never been here before, only booked due to lots of recommendations on Facebook. Would definitely NOT be returning. Food was...vastly overpriced for the quality, chips were limp like they’d been cooked in an air fryer, portions were small for the price they charged. Service was horrendous! We were there for 3 hours for a simple pub dinner! My son had to leave after the main, as my grandchildren were so tired, they had been sitting at a table for over 2 hours. We had to keep asking for more drinks at the bar, ask for desert menus, ask for the table to be cleared, we waited for an hour for our mains. They weren’t busy, I could only see 2 other tables in the pub, but there could have been more. There was one person behind the bar and one waitress, but they obviously could have done with more. Our bill was over £450! Mostly soft drinks, only 3 starters & 3 deserts! They added 10% service charge on, which we asked be removed as we didn’t feel we could reward such terrible service, which they did remove, however, on leaving the man behind the bar asked why we’d ask for it to be removed! Never have I ever been challenged on this issue, most restaurants realise if the OPTIONAL service charge has been removed, they have seriously under delivered. Seriously save your money, go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Great service, very attentive waiting staff. Good selection of drinks available. Fish and chips very tasty, chicken pie pastry crispy. Perhaps could do with a menu refresh

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Absolutely gutted to find the food quality has dropped significantly! Come every December without fail for my husbands birthday. First year that I did no enjoy my meal. Bland starter, dry main and overpriced for that quality of food. I would have been happy paying...if it still provided its high standards that it has had for years. But it’s lost it :( Devastated is not the word …. Not sure we will be back next year 😫More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

Food not up to previous standards, very disappointing, will not be returning I'm afraid. Such a shame as I used to love coming here, staff and service were great, but really let down by the food.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

I for one, love roast diners. However I don’t like the food too right, nor do I want to feel like I’m at Tony carvery. This roast was spot on Went here previously and was satisfied. Went recently for a Sunday Roast and it was...Brilliant. Service was a little slow but the pub was busy and get that. Ordered breads for start, and then out came our delicious leg of lamb roast. Everything was 10/10. Portion size was good, not overwhelming but not to little. Cauliflower cheese was also brilliant. Overall a great experience a very tasty roast and good beer. Will be backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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In our experience, there are usually two fish options and these vary so it is best to call them and ask. Sorry I can't offer more help.
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