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British, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

We came in for a meal. Food was absolutely delicious and freshly prepared. Lucy and Mike are fantastic managers who take the time out to talk to us. We have visited this pub more times since Lucy and Mike have arrived then what we have...ever done in the 12yrs we have lived in the village. We very much enjoy coming in and having a good laugh with a few drinks and excellent food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Had a great meal in a lovely atmosphere and spent time chatting with the landlord and landlady. They're only new to the venue which comes with its own challenges but bit by bit They're turning it around with positive ideas for the future. The chef...prepares all food from fresh and with his experience from top London restaurants is bound to continue to satisfy all culinary demands including Vegan.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Very family friendly pub, lovely managers, food was amazing. Me and my partner often come here for lunch or dinner and bring family here to eat when they visit

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Very good pub, good atmosphere, in very nice and inclusive landlord and landlady. Great food and good pints, enjoined every minute

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

I went out with my friend on the Saturday night. The deal that night was a steak night which came out perfectly seasoned and exactly how we wanted it. The staff were lovely as usual always happy to help I would recommend coming here for...a great time!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

And food cooked from scratch, warm , welcoming, landlord and landlady very friendly and can't do enough for people ! They are new to village life and are trying to put the pub back on the map, please bare with them, one step at a...time, they are doing well, go and see for yourself xxxMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

WELL what a blessing the new owners are to the village pub. Our business moved to the village 3 years ago in which time the pub has had its fair share of landlords and many ups and downs….. mainly downs as far as the food...was concerned. Boring bland and beige WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE. 6 of us ate there tonight everyone of us had something different and every single starter and main were delicious. Reasonably priced with good sized tasty portions. Absolutely delighted it’s finally got some decent owners. And somewhere we can take our clients to!! Staff were very friendly oh and they accept dogs 😁More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024

There has been a change in management and they are really trying to turn the pub around …….great atmosphere and really good food and all hand made with fresh ingredients……

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

We decided to give this place a go now the pub has new management. We arrived at 12.20 roughly to find doors closed and lights out . We about turned to go to car park only to be called back by a lad in a...wooly hat to say they were open. On entry we asked him about menu for food , he told us there was no food today , about turn again to be chased again hold on the chef's turned up . We decided we would give them a chance. We went back and ordered a drink , was asked if my wife wanted to drink a J20 orange out of the bottle , she is 67 , the pub was cold but I agree the weather has been terrible . Must admit the food was ok but £10.95 for a sandwich with a few chips little overpriced. I wish the couple all the best but I will not be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Not impressed. 6 of us went for a birthday lunch, no starter, no desert and small portions at large portion prices. The roast chicken was more like chicken breast and the beef over cooked, the steak burgers weren't steak, more cheap lookalikes. The fire couldn't...be fired up so the bar was cold. On a positive note, the guiness was well served!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024

We haven't been to the Fortescue for quite a while and now it is under new management with a new menu we thought we would try it. We went on a Friday so it was buy one get one free on fish and chips. Great...you can't go wrong with that so we thought. The order came the fish was frozen the chips good on them they had used proper potatoes not frozen but oh boy they were limp greasy and not very nice. We we that hungry we ate them. When the waitress came she asked how our meal was, when we told her that it was very greasy and it looked as though she thought it was a compliment so we are not sure it got passed on. Also the dinning room was cold there was no heating on in it the fire was going but not warming where we were sitting. There was also a lack of staff on. There was also a no condiments on the tables. The place needs to close for a complete overhaul it's a shame as it was a great put with fantastic food when we first moved into the village. Sorry but we won't be going back there for a long time and then if we do it definitely won't be for the food.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

New management. Great turnaround from the past. Great fresh cooked food (not ping meals). Friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

This pub has sadly gone downhill. The menu is lacking and not the same one on the website. Seems to have new ish owners who cater for drunks more than dinner guests. The food is just about edible. The steaks were overcooked, no steak knives...offered and came with chips and salad, not the peas and mushrooms stated on the menu. The chicken burger was very dry and overcooked and came with fries when the menu stated triple cooked chips. Feel sorry for the young waitresses who appear to be poorly trained. Would not recommend a visit to this pub unless for a drink. Will not be returning unless under new management.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023 via mobile

Went for a pre booked meal with friends. Huge queue at the bar and only one person serving; a bit of a wait but it was a warm evening and a little busy. Eventually shown to our table. Lovely, pleasant waitress who took our order...in good time. A bit of a wait again but no problem. Good first courses. Second course was reasonable for our friends but I’d asked for a medium rare steak. It was cremated! No one came back to see if we were ok so I just ate it otherwise everyone would have finished. It was tasty and the peppercorn sauce helped with the cremation!! Afterwards I did tell the waitress when she cleared away- no apology, no offer of informing the chef. Not sure if I’d go back. Prices fair, food fair.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Went out for tea with 4 family members. Had starters then a waitress informed us that there would be a little wait for our mains as there was a party of 12 booked in at the same time as us. An hour later our mains...came out. The quality of the food was really good but the portion sizes were very small and not worth the price charged. We were then informed that if we had desserts it would be about half hour before we got them as the other party had just ordered. We had been there about 2.5 hrs by then so didn’t order any more. We made our views known to the staff whilst there and left. We were all still hungry and ended up calling at McDonald’s on the way home for food.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Hi, the back bar area is dog friendly. You can also dine in their. We have water bowls for dogs also. Regards Carol
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Fortescue Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4
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