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Reviewed 16 December 2021

I recently met in a party of 8 ladies for our annual Christmas meal. I am gluten and dairy free which often results in me receiving a disappointing meal compared to fellow diners. I was absolutely thrilled to eat at the Whole Hog where I...was served the most delicious turkey meal including very tasty pigs in blankets and a good gravy. A very generous portion of Christmas pudding and custard both gluten and dairy free followed by Gf, Df mince pies with coffee. The meal was good value for money and included a free glass of prosecco to start. I absolutely would recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Went here 2 nights in a row. First night - brilliant service and food. Second night not great. I ordered the same meal both nights - sirloin steak medium. Second night it came out very rare. Sent it back to cook a bit more. When...the waitress brought it back she said the chef was worried it might be too well done. Edges looked ok. But when I cut into middle - still very rare. Didn’t bother sending back again as chips and mushrooms were getting cold. Left some to show it was rare. Told the waitress. She said chef was surprised! First night was perfect straight off. If owner reads this - keep chef from first night!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Hmmm what can you say here, good score on Google hence our visit. Seated straight away 👏, it was all downhill from here unfortunately. Upon receiving menu’s not asked about drinks whilst perusing their wares? The waitress although very kind and polite was totally inept....In serious need of training regards the job, please put your mobile phone away whilst at work? Didn’t know what real ale was despite the 3 handpulls at the bar 😳. Couldn’t recall the beers on offer despite being told by the barman. Took our order but didn’t understand the menu, I ordered the steak with onion rings on the side which they don’t do ?? The steak was absolutely not worth the exhorbeftent asking price, came with chips and a peppercorn sauce when I actually wanted the garlic butter, wasn’t even asked? The steak was on the small side and slightly gristly, chips okay as was the sauce but that was it. The wife enjoyed her lamb cooked in red wine pie so wasn’t a total loss. Not asked if we wanted more drinks, didn’t get asked if we wanted a dessert. Asked for the bill and left asap, wouldn’t go back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Brooce R, Cleaner at Whole Hog, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2021

Kevin, thank you for your review and goodness me what a big one it is! I like the pictures particularly. However, if you're aspiring to be a prominent online reviewer or whatever, you do do need to work on your grammar, punctuation and spelling. Look...More

Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

Rudest bar manager I have ever come across. If you want to find somewhere that is pleasant and relaxed, avoid the Whole Hog.

Date of visit: July 2021
Brooce R, Cleaner at Whole Hog, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

George, thanks for your review. Without more information it's difficult to ascertain which member of staff you encountered, we're all fairly rude. It might have been the Bar Manager or it could have been one of the lads that washes up.

Reviewed 13 July 2021

Having read some of the reviews I can only concur with regards the barman. He's quite a, um, asset, for sure. A very unpleasant character indeed. If you're going to send someone away for not wearing a mask (respiratory issue and no I don't need...a certificate and no you do not have the right to ask about my medical history) well then, sir, you'd best make sure you're wearing one too, which you weren't. On a more pleasant note, I highly recommend the King's Arms down the road. Great food, an excellent view out back and I was served by a lovely waitress who was actually pleased to have a customer.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Brooce R, Cleaner at The Whole Hog at Whole Hog, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2021

Caboose, thanks for your review. We're very glad you had a good time at the King's Arms.

Reviewed 11 September 2020

Ended up here for evening meal one evening having been turned away by three other places. I don't know the local beers but having described my taste to the friendly waitress she reappeared with a LOVELY dark bitter. Chose haddock and chips, which was a...bit overpriced but tasted really good. Well marked routes for social distancing and tables well spaced.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

It seems it’s too much trouble to be polite. We sat outside because we had a small dog (dogs not welcome inside) and ordered three coffees - which it has to be said were excellent. However my elderly frail father-in-law went inside to use the...toilet and was promptly accosted by the barman who turned the sign over on the door (to indicate occupied) before then asking in an accusatory tone “are you a customer?” When confirmed he then begrudgingly turned the sign back! Seems this is a pub that prefers to be for the locals.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020

Lunch here today, fabulous h9me made fresh food and good choice. Lovely seating in the window with a view Friendly staff well worth a visit

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 September 2020

Used the restaurant and outside tables in these strange times and found it to be a great experience. This is a bar/restaurant and the service and food was excellent. Tipped the staff every time as they were so friendly. Very chilled but also take the...distancing seriously. I'm not easily pleased, but this is great value! Paul KMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2020

The Whole Hog at the top of the High Street is well worth a visit for the great service and friendly staff. The restaurant offers a good menu choice each day and the eof real ales and ciders on offer in the spacious bar area...makes this a really good place to stop over when visiting this historic market town and abbey.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5