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American, British, Steakhouse, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot was originally a favourite of mine and my partners, we hadn't been since i was pregnant and this time we brought our daughter. The place is quiet, nicely decorated and has a very good sized menu. Definitely something to suit all tastes. My...partner whose an extremely fussy eater was very happy with his food, which says something. Only one lady was on staff- Pauline. She let us in early (they'd closed for half an hour) and not only cooked our food, brought our drinks out and tallied our bill, but she was lovely about our two year old walking around and pointing at things. She was smiley, sweet and brought the food out quickly. The chefs chilli was delicious too. In fact she was so lovely, we gave her a tip. I've gone several times for the amazing food, but I'd go a million times for Pauline. Her service was impeccable!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Lovely place! Staff were very attentive and professional, service was superb! We ordered starters, mains and desserts. The soup and pate were absolutely divine, and the christmas dinner was delicious! Lots of veg, big portions, although we would’ve preferred mash pots instead of garlic pots....Don’t think the desserts were homemade which is a shame.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

This Restaurant is a hidden gem, cosy, lovely staff, good choice of menu which also caters for gluten free. Food was really tasty, generous portions and good value for money, highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Well I won't not bother here again the food was nothing special really disappointed and the male staff very rude won't be going back I am sure there are a lot nicer places to go and the staff are nice and helpfulMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Louise Williams, Owner at Block&Barrel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2023

Good afternoon I’m sorry to read your review and wanted to ask for more information as the day in question surprises me as all we had was positive feed back. Can you tell me how many there were of you and the issue with food...More

Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Went for lunch, only ones in there, hardly anything available on menu but that wasn’t explained to us until we went to order. Drop of blackcurrant in my cider and when I asked for more I got told he had none left. Food took a...very long time to come considering we were only people in there. Half my chips got chucked over the table when delivered. No offer for desserts. Kind of disappointed because used to love this place, and suggested it for lunch… don’t think the waiter cared much anyway. Our food was tasty when it arrived though, so well done chefMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Hidden away in a corner, this was a great place to have lunch. Prompt and friendly service, good value and good food. I would return if I was in the area again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023 via mobile

Great little place. Got in quite late but they were very accommodating. Our waiter was very friendly and professional. Food tasted very nice, the burger was very tasty and juicy. Cocktails were nice. Even thou we were in roughly at closing time, we didn’t feel...rushed. We left quite quickly mainly because we saw their opening times on here, but a ta le was still sitting down on our way out. Thank you for the nice dinner. Definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

The food was good, plenty of it and very tasty. The vegetable and stilton soup, really nice 😋 Only one member of staff, so a little slow on service. However, we were attended to by Paula who was a credit to the restaurant. She was...friendly, professional and very welcoming. We will be back 😊More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

first visit to this restaurant, food was stunning and came out fast, all service was brilliant, the waiter ieuan was lovely and took our orders quickly, would definitely recommend and will be returning☺️x

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

Called in on the off chance on cold Friday evening, great welcome by Paula and beautiful food & wine. Service was quick and efficient.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 January 2023 via mobile

What a lovely place, was out exploring and found this jem tucked away. Service was great and friendly. Food and drink was very reasonable priced and was smashing. Very happy thanks so much

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2022 via mobile

Great menu and great burgers with a great tasting selection of sides too. Knocking a star off as we arrived and were told there were no available tables (despite four being free) and told to come back 30 minutes later. When we returned the same...four tables were free and were seated straight away. Slightly bizarre…More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 December 2022

Absolutely lovely meal the chicken was falling apart on the fork, the meal came out promptly altogether for 11 of us and was asked all time by waiter was everything ok, the place was clean and tidy definitely be back soon x

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 24 December 2022 via mobile

I have been to Block&Barrel a few times now and the steaks and burgers are great. We attended for a Christmas event with some friends and the main meals unfortunately werent up to the usual standard. The starters were still good, I had brie wedges...which were good. I went for the Lamb Christmas dinner, the Lamb in fairness was very good. However the veg was tasteless and boring, it came with green beans and boiled potatoes. That was it! Apart from a mountain of bland boiled carrots and sprouts on the side. There wasnt a pig in blanket, a roast potato, a roast parsnip, pea's or any stuffing in sight (All essentials on a Christmas dinner in my opinion). Boiled potatoes or green beans have no place on the plate. The carrots could have been honey glazed/roasted for some flavour and the sprouts cooked with bacon and chesnuts to make them a bit more interesting. Some of the group went for the Turkey parcels which were quite dry but they did find some stuffing in the middle! The lucky Flippers! Others went for the Christmas burger which looked pretty good in fairness with a side of chips or sweet potato fries. In hindsight this was the better option and I vastly regretted my original decision ( A common feeling I have grown familar with over time). The puddings however were good, I opted for the traditional christmas pudding and custard, phenominal. I have scored three stars because the starters and puddings bumped up the score. If I were to grade the main alone as a Christmas Dinner it would be a 2 at best (only because the lamb was good). The veg effort was very poor.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 December 2022

Our second lunch at the Block & Barrel, we both had rump steak which was top quality and cooked superbly. Also great chips and great desserts: The kind of meal you remember. Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. It was a cold December day and...I didn't want to leave our dogs in the car, so asked if we could bring them in, and were told they have two dog-friendly tables (those nearest the door). Our two dogs were given a warm welcome. I assume the outdoor tables are also dog-friendly, though it was too cold for those today. Will definitely eat here again. Location is not exactly glam (though it is conveniently central, right by the Castle car park) but the place is nicely laid out inside and the food quality excellent.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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