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The Trout at Tadpole Bridge

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Buckland Marsh, Witney SN7 8RF, England
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so pleased to meet our friends at this pretty place. It is a lovely pub on the river,but we were neither made to feel welcome nor in any way helped by an arrogant waitress, who lost interest as soon as we said we wanted a light midweek lunch. She made it quite clear she only approved diners who... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly bar staff food excellent but when we asked to move to a more comfortable table we were told sorry fully booked all are reserved BUT nobody came in after us !!!!! We felt this spoilt an otherwise enjoyable evening 😔 we were sat on a tiny table with no room not even a 🍷 bottle ‼️‼️‼️

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Thank Charlotte H
cornwall, england
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A great pub to stop with good service and excellent food and right on the river.If you're coming by boat book lunch/dinner in advance and take advantage of the private moorings - right by the pub.

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Thank retroman8
Wirral, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

...it has all the pretence of something wonderful but somehow flatters to deceive and fails to deliver...Sunday lunch is excellent but two slices of beef and a bunch of underwhelming and poorly cooked vegetables for £16 is an awfully small portion...Still it's a reasonable water hole for the Thames path with a beautiful beer garden and a fine range of... More 

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Thank Dave N
Highbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A warm welcome, friendly staff. Pretty location and boutique style rooms, bar and restaurant. Eat here first night and the food was fab. I'm a little ocd with cleaning so was a little disappointed to find cobweb behind bedroom door and few marks on back of bathroom door when arrived. Housekeeper addressed when I asked, so do not to be... More 

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Thank Sarah H
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I don't think the standard of food quite meets with its best years. That said my wife had the hake which she found delicious. I unfortunately had gone for the Pork chop which seemed to take a long time to get to the table and wasn't hot enough when it finally arrived. The staff were very apologetic and wavered the... More 

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Thank Hiefk
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Bit concerned by the previous reviews on here but I believe in making my own mind up. Pleasant greeting, bit pushy trying to make us have a dinner booking but were tired from Countryfilelive. Pleasant room, large bathroom. Eventually had a salad each in the bar at 9ish, wee bit pricey for what it was but good. Breakfast the following... More 

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Thank Peterpanbabe
Oxfordshire
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Being on the river I've visited this pub over many years but twice this year I've been disappointed. The main cause for my gripe is that on my first visit this year I walked up to the bar and checked my watch there and then as I got the barmaids attention. it was 2:01pm (No overdramatising). I asked if they... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I went for dinner here a few weeks ago, and having been here many times in the past I was looking forward to a nice meal, sadly what I got was an ambitious menu, which was not achievable by the level of chef in the kitchen, I had over cooked venison, and soggy piece of crab ravioli, and had to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I have dined here on many occasions over the years but had not visited since it changed hands last year. The location and setting are beautiful but the Restuarant is let down by variable food and poor service. No Chardonnay was available by the glass but we could buy a bottle if we wished. It begs the question why somebody... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buckland Marsh, Witney SN7 8RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Witney

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?