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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
£13 - £22
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for a taster menu, and it was amazing thanks to Steff Benny and all the staff. The service was impeccable and friendly and well organised. The food was excellent and tasted lovely and well presented. Would definitely recommend a visit to this eatery.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

I have been to the rag many times and always had a good experience but tonight we sat in the bar area, no crackers on the table ……service was very slow ( maybe as we sat in the bar area ) our table was booked...at 7.15 & we left at 10.15 ……food was lovely but didn’t seem to be a lot of it.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

Every visit the food has been outstanding!! The menu is changed regularly and offers a brilliant choice of starters, mains and desserts to die for.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Underwhelmed and disappointed. Food was mediocre and overpriced. The steak was as tough as old boots. Most of the staff were friendly with the exception of one who seemed to make it her mission to make us feel uncomfortable when asking anything about the menu....We will not be returning and not recommending it to family and friendsMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Visited the Rag for a belated birthday meal for my friends 30th. Food was delicious and we were served quickly. When we wanted to pay the bill, we hadn't seen anyone in a while and nobody had advised us and other tables that we then...had to pay at the bar. I went to the Bar to pay, but had to wait around 15 minutes to pay as the Bar area was busy. I don't think it's very good that the Restaurant staff leave without advising that there will be nobody around to then bring your bill, so you're able to pay and leave.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

The food was ok but not brilliant I’m afraid , we had to ask for another bowl of chips as the one they bought out was just all the crispy ends from the fryer , we used to regularly go here years ago and it...was a very special place but went a few years ago and it wasn’t a good experience but after seeing reviews that looked ok we tried it again . Initially when walked in the lady with the booking in diary was with another customer , no problem , but there were 2 other members of staff behind the bar who didn’t even acknowledge us , when the previous customer moved away the lady didn’t look up she just said Name , I didn’t know she was talking to me , she then said Name again without looking up at us , I said are you talking to me ? Yes she said , ticked us off and led us to table , the waitress came who was very nice took our order no problem but I’d asked her about gluten free options for a future visit she said she’d find out and come back with info , she didn’t ! We weren’t asked for more drinks through the meal and the table next to us decided to walk out and go elsewhere for some reason too ! Like I say the food was ok and it’s a shame because it is a lovely setting , the problem was really the staff , probably not their fault they were all quite young and I feel that maybe they just hadn’t been trained properly ? Unfortunately we won’t go backMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Very popular restaurant with older generation and much better that the usual chain pub restaurants. Home made quality food served by very professional waitresses in a very nice environment. Great menu, so many impressive options but couldn’t resist home made steak mushroom and Stilton pie...but all meals looked very nice in deed. Good beer too, an excellent lunchtime experience, thank you,More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

We were pleasantly greeted, and shown to our table Our drinks order taken while we looked through the menu, for the starter I chose the Sautéed Mushrooms, my wife chose cheesy garlic bread, for our mains I had the slow roast pork belly, my wife...chose the Steak, Ale, Mushroom & Stilton Pie, which were both delicious, What I like about this restaurant is that no children are allowed, so you can have a meal in piece without kids running around with slices of pizza in their handsMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

This restaurant has come up in the world. The food we had yesterday was excellent. Short rib was melt in the mouth and the steak done medium rare just what I asked for. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Lovely find and lovely food, just what we needed as a mid point on our travels. Very gluten free knowledgeable which was refreshing.. we all had a burger and I could not fault it except for the non GF person had theirs served on a...board with a sheet of parchment, this got soggy fast and had to be removed. Nevertheless it was a lovely find and would recommend it, glad we did it over a service stop!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

The Rag offers consistently excellent food at a very reasonble price. Friendly and attentive staff, too. It's always a pleasure to visit.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Yet again, another lovely meal. Staff were very attentive and friendly, and the service was impeccable. The food was excellent and hot. And the portion sizes were very good. Just remember that you have to normally book as they do get very busy.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Lovely staff, didn't phone because I didn't know I had to book, thankfully they were so kind and we were onky a party of 2, lovely food even had some entertainment on, highly recommended by Deb and Stef xx

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

I'm not sure what has happened to the rag over the last 12 months but I rang up to ask, on a lovely sunny day, if there is any food available outside and the response is a blunt 'no', that was enough for me to...spend my money elsewhere. Our last 3 visits have been met with strange customer service and responses when food is involved, where it used to be so easy to eat in the bar or outside and now unless you are booked in the restaurant and you want food, you might as well have two heads, to the point where we now won't go.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

Went for Sunday lunch and was very surprised. Great service,and in the main the food was excellent. The starter of mushroom in filo pastry was not great. Too much balsamic which swamped the food. The roast dinners were superb. Lovely atmosphere and a good price....Will go again.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Dogs are allowed in the bar
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Not sure as never have hD it.
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No, children under 14 are not allowed in the restaurant. They always ask if you book.
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The Rag Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4