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Reviewed 10 January 2024

We ate here between Christmas & New Year. 2 of our party were coming from London & were delayed on the motorway so we were an hour behind the time we had booked, but this was no problem. We all enjoyed our meals and were...well catered for by friendly host. I'm sure we will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Great food, vary friendly staff, nice to have a dog friendly pub. Gluten free and vegan options are good with staff having good knowledge.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

What a lovely pub! Went for lunch today with my husband, son in law and two dogs. This fabulous pub is very dog friendly and very coeliac friendly. The food was freshly cooked and was delicious. The staff was very knowledgable about my dietary needs...and guided me through the menu on what was gluten free with ease . Rosie our waitress was so helpful. The food was reasonably priced and was served hot and presented beautifully. We had starters mains puddings and coffees. They even had doggy ice cream for our dogs and the staff Julian and Rosie gave them lots of treats.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

The food was amazing had the nacho beef burger which was amazing. Friendly and amazing service waitress was friendly and kind and gave a golden service. Will defintely return.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

The rooms are very basic but the food was good. The best thing about the place is the staff (especially Jules). Couldn't do enough for us and they were all very friendly and efficient. Definitely the best asset of the pub. Loads of parking and...quiet despite being on a busy road. Just two suggestions.... fruit juice with breakfast would have been nice and the girl serving us breakfast forgot to bring us milk with the pots of tea but I thnk she was new.More

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

We stayed here for a couple of nights. The room is tired and needs a good refurb but I understand that is happening soon. The room is a chalet style room away from the main building which I hadn’t realised - I would have preferred...a main building room but hey ho! The room was comfortable and basic but had everything in it that was needed. The shower was hot with excellent water pressure and the bed was comfortable. There was a kettle and plenty of coffee/tea and biscuits. For the price it was never going to be the Ritz but suited our needs for the time we were there. The breakfast was good. We opted for the Narrow Boat breakfast which was enormous. The staff were really friendly and welcoming so overall we had a good experienceMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

This pub/restaurant was picked using a 'halfway between' website as we were meeting friends from Lichfield. Their website looked good and so we booked. The tables were sticky, presumably as a result of too much sanitiser. The menu was not extensive but adequate for all...tastes but the food was not presented well and one order of lamb burger looked pathetic. My fish was overdone but as we had had a fair wait for service we persevered. Desserts were ok, but I question the brain of the chef/server in serving my ice cream dessert on a red hot plate. We are not food snobs - we ask only good food at reasonable price - The prices here are expensive for what we were served.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

I visited with my partners family on Sunday 3rd September. I ordered the Prawn and Salmon salad and requested avocado instead of asparagus. Initially the kitchen sent out the wrong dish, the avocado and mango salad. At that point after seeing the salad maybe I...should have cancelled my order for salad as all I could see was a plateful of chopped leaves. When the requested salad arrived it was hard to find any salmon and certainly no prawns. The salmon when found, probably amounted to 1 slice and what there was was stringy and poor quality. The 'prawns' were what I would describe as shrimp and amounted to roughly 8 in total which would have equated to almost a normal sized prawn. The chopped leaf contained some browning pieces and some rotting pieces. The wait staff were not at all concerned at the 'meal' I was presented with. Unfortunately because I didn't want to make a fuss I meekly accepted this, my fault I know, but basically I was robbed of £14 and left hungry. Please, please, please avoid this overpriced experience and dine elsewhere. I'm only sorry that I didn't take photos to back up my review.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Family group of 4 for lunch. Overall 3/4 were OK with our experience. The menu was somewhat limited to begin with and sadly there were a number of items unavailable which reduced the choice even more so we did struggle to find anything interesting. I...decided to try the Vegan Steak (I'm not a vegan or veggie but always willing to try something different), when I asked what it was like I was told it was made from mushrooms and very similar to a normal steak in texture and flavour. I was SO disappointed when I was served up with a single chunk of Lions Mane Mushroom that looked like a soggy lump of cauliflower that had been charred on a grill, it had absolutely no flavour and was watery and mushy. In fact I would have been happier WITH a lump of cauliflower, at least it would have had some flavour and texture, how they managed to decide to call it a Vegan Steak is a joke and beyond me. Definitely not worth £15. Hopefully they change up the menu soon as I personally wouldn't bother again until they do.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

We had our first school reunion here last year but wasn’t able to stay. This year we could & although it was great last year it made the weekend being able to stay in one of the Chalets👍 when we arrived Cheryl & all the...team working on Saturday did a great job in looking after us all. The vegan food selection was absolutely amazing❤️ fantastic value & Lovely place to go & also stay - totally recommend & we will be going backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Dreadful value for money Sunday roast looks like something your granny would knock up. Overcooked and dry!! Service poor. Save yourself and eat elsewhere !!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

We are local and we keep going because it’s on our doorstep, but then being let down by appalling and slow service, and poor value (over-priced, small portions, badly cooked) and swearing we will never go again. After being embarrassed by all of the above...when we met friends for drinks and then (stupidly) decided to stay for food, and being let down on all fronts, we now will not be back. The owners are still the same- they come in regularly, but they no longer care, arrogance every time we see them. Pity, could be nice like it used to be.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

We stayed here for 4 nights. Very disappointed. Tiny room, bed not made or floor hoovered each day. Our booking print out stated bed and breakfast, with weekends serving brunch. Apart from Sun brunch, no Mon- Fri breakfast despite our printed booking for B and...B.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

Two part review Hotel - chalet style room with stable door. The good - had tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits, nice touch. Had complimentary shower, conditioner and body wash. Towels were adequate, shower was hot. Nice location near Grand Union Canal, easy to...get to just across the bridge. The bad - no mattress protectors, which I was not happy about. No breakfast was on offer, despite confirmation email saying it was. The ugly - the floor was carpeted but was not pleasant to walk on, I went to the car to get my slippers which luckily I had with me. Has promise but is in need of refurb. Restaurant for dinner Waiting staff were brilliant, professional, efficient, chatty but not in your face. The food was tasty and good sized portions, our only comment was the burgers took a little too long to be served. Updated this would be a great place to stay.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Lovely welcome a gentleman showed us to our table, we sat outside our choice. He took our drinks order then retuned for our food order, he could not of been more helpful, polite, & attentive. Food was good for the price. Very relaxed lunch. Dog...friendlyMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Response from Cyd C | Reviewed this property |
I guess we were as someone else sent me a message saying they didn't receive good food or service here either. I can only speak for the experience I had there, which was a very pleasant one. Sorry to hear yours wasn't.
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That's a strange experience. Did you send it back and give them a chance to resolve before posting a negative view on here? Valid question from a trip advisor user. Many just grin and bear bad service. By then the cash... More
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Hi sorry to hear about your meal as I said ours was fine apart from the few things they had run out of I don't give good reviews when not merited
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