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The Anglers Retreat


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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A genuine Free House in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 80 Paces from the Grand Union Canal and 30 paces from Startops Reservoir. This pub has a truly unique atmosphere which has been retained during the recent refurbishment. New cellar and bar equipment are delivering an extended range of fine ales, the kitchen continues with its favourites with a focus on a wide rnge of daily homemade specials. Accommodation is available with 3 ensuite rooms.
US$6 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped here for food some 10 hours into a cycle ride. One of the gluten free options was fish & chips, which isn't a common offering, and being hungry it seemed like a good choice. When it arrived it was one of the best...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JanS7336
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here after a long walk along the canal, friendly staff, traditional pub, really great home cooked food at reasonable prices and dog friendly too. Highly recommended by us, the Payne family

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank clareb135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a traditional English Pub with a unique atmosphere. It has a friendly atmosphere amongst the locals who regularly use the pub . The food is of good quality - loads of vegetables with the roasts ! Not at ridiculous restaurant prices. Above the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Glynis W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going here for years for a pub lunch with friend, every Tuesday we are both free. Bar staff always ready as soon as we arrive and know what we want. Food good,all the staff friendly and inside or out is comfortable. Popular venue for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Harry A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into the Anglers a few weeks ago in the morning for some food. It was the first time I had been there and although they weren't serving breakfast on this particular day the landlady still went out of her way and made my dad...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kmartin2109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a drink after having a walk along canal and reservoir. Welcoming and friendly staff. Really nice atmosphere lots of character and the food looked good and very well priced. Will definatley be back for food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mclarey73
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday Roast and a terrifically friendly welcome. Good beer as well. Will definitely return soon.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank markbM2288IW
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We have had several meals here and have never been disappointed. The price is reasonable And you have varied places to sit dependent on the weather

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mollyelizabethtaylor
TheAnglersRetreat, Owner at The Anglers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Thank you so much for the review. Its very much appreciated and we look forward to seeeing you again. Kind regards David

Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Myself and some friends popped in here for lunch on new years day and it's was bursting at the seams at 2pm! it was standing room only,so we took a seat in the lovely outside area and ordered our food and drinks. We were informed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Telle1987ihs
TheAnglersRetreat, Owner at The Anglers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Well, a big thank you for such a wonderful review. All the staff have been shown this review and the Chef is slowly getting used to being called Blue Eyes! We are all pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we will get to...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Loved this local English pub! Great atmosphere and prices. We went on a Sunday and had the Sunday roast which was very good with a huge portion! Atmosphere was buzzing with locals and others.. great vibe! Dog friendly too!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank janec2269PA
TheAnglersRetreat, Owner at The Anglers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2019

Thank you Jane for taking the time to write a review. Its very much appreciated. I'm pleased that you had an enjoyable visit and we look forward to seeing you and your dog again. Kind regards David

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5 December 2018|
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Response from shanes236 | Reviewed this property |
This pub opens at 11 am /11.30 am daily so unfortunately not.....
17 July 2017|
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Response from 350tuppence | Property representative |
Hi. we do have soya milk baked beans and will make sure I have wholemeal bread for toast x
26 April 2017|
Response from 350tuppence |
Hi Nigel. our double. Twin and single are all ensuite
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