John O'Gaunt Inn

John O'Gaunt Inn

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 17:00
Thu
12:00 - 14:0018:00 - 22:00
Fri
12:00 - 14:0018:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 14:0018:00 - 22:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles339 reviews
Excellent
237
Very good
61
Average
27
Poor
10
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Global13118314860
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We visited this Inn after having just drinks there before. I have to say that all the meals were delicious and had a little twist to the accomplishments that just added to the meal. For example the BBQ sauce dip with my burger was home made the meal. The bill at the end of the day for four with a bottle of wine and pre-dinner drinks was very reasonable. I've paid more and been very disappointed. Would thoroughly recommend this place for a good wholesome meal.
Written 3 February 2020
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kiwinuk
Bedford79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
Had a terrific meal here with a group of friends. Booking online was ok . Prices are very reasonable and great selection of bbq meats or seafood dishes. Staff were very friendly. Very nice setting inside and peaceful grass seating area in the garden. Well worth a visit and definitely will be back
Written 21 June 2021
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Philip B
Letchworth Garden City156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
We have been coming to the John O’Gaunt in Sutton for some time now and have followed Jane from The Hare and Hounds their previous venue. Always a great welcome from Jane and you are immediately struck by the welcoming atmosphere and the lovely way the pub/restaurant is presented………make’s you feel welcome somehow. The food is great too……..I like to be presented with a small but enticing menu to choose from and you just know it will be well cooked and well presented which it is. My tip……have a bowel of olives and a glass of wine or beer and then look at the menu to decide. We had king prawns and spiced cauliflower fritters to start and as mains……pie of the day and mushroom burger…..both with wonderful chip cooked in dripping. I thought Jane ran a great restaurant at the Hare and Hounds and I think she does exactly the same at the John O’Gaunt and would thoroughly recommend you visit. We are discerning clients and not easily swayed.
Written 9 March 2023
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James T
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
At the majority of reviews! My partner invited me for a belated birthday meal at this pub/restaurant on 10/06/2021. On arrival we approached the bar to let them know we had arrived for our booking and were immediately taken to a table for two by a window. I found it to be a pleasant dining area, away from the bar, but with a view of the kitchen service counter which I found a bit distracting due to the comings and goings of staff. Once seated we were presented with the menu and wine list on foolscap paper, understandable under the current circumstances, for safety reasons. All staff wore masks, and were very welcoming, polite and pleasant. We chose the Barnsley lamb chop for our main course which came with hand cut chips, & Ceaser (Caeser?) salad priced at £20.00. For an additional £4.00 they offer a selection of vegetables, etc. The print on the wine menu was so tiny I couldn't read it but my partner, with great difficulty, managed to and ordered a French white wine priced at £27.00! This was brought to the table by the owner ( I believe ) who proceeded to try to extract the cork with an opener she claimed she wasn't familiar with, this became obvious when she tried to pull the cork without success because the corkscrew had been inserted between the cork and the neck of the bottle! I had visions of cork shrapnel in the wine! She eventually threw in the towel and departed and a few minutes later a waitress brought the opened bottle back and, thankfully, no shrapnel. A short while later our meal arrived, served on large white plates on which sat a 'tin' ( metal bucket ) containing chips, a chunk of Cos ( Romain ) lettuce purporting to be the Ceaser salad ( as printed ) a tiny container of hot mint sauce, and a black object which I realized was my lamb chop! A couple of minutes later the 'green vegetables' arrived in a small square white oven proof dish, this contained two miniscule broccoli florets, a couple of French beans, a few flat green mystery strips of whatever and two strips of shaved carrot! I immediately thought the 'Chef' had been overcome with a desire to try his hand at nouvelle cuisine! My lady, who never complains about restaurant food because she believes it's bad form, to my astonishment uttered these two words, "It's burnt!" referring to the lamb chop, and indeed it was! On tasting mine I responded, "Not burnt, more like cremated!" There's nothing worse than the taste of burnt meat/fat. A very disappointing meal, from the tough burnt chop, the Ceaser/Caeser salad, which it wasn't, didn't even come close to either, and the nouvelle cuisine green vegetables,not something I'd want to repeat in a hurry. I have no idea what other reviewer's chose from the menu to give such 'gushing' reviews? If you're looking for a value for money place to eat the John-o-Gaunt is not for you. I certainly won't return.
Written 18 June 2021
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Alexandra
Baldock62 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Most disappointing roast. There is no vegetarian option for a roast. Even the potatoes and Yorkshire puddings aren't veg friendly as made with beef drippings. So it's disappointing a vegetarian cannot even get a nut roast? I thought this was standard and in 2022 especially not having a veg option is weird. Non-roast veg options are also disappointing with one being a mushroom burger. Roast itself was lacklustre in general too. I was so excited but both Yorkshires and potatoes tasted burnt and dry. Only got three tiny potatoes. It was advertised as 'with all the trimmings', but all we had were potatoes, mash, ONE tiny broccoli floret each and some cabbage?! No carrots or anything. Not sure how this comes under 'all the trimmings'. Also the gravy pot was tiny. Service was also not good. We weren't given a drinks menu. We had one young waitress who rolled her eyes when being asked for a beer recommendation. We then asked for a wine menu twice before ever getting one. Overall I'm disappointed. Maybe it was an off day but I just can't see how this is Michelin recommended
Written 24 June 2022
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HelenGG6
Houghton Conquest6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
Overpriced, underwhelmed, miniature portion of vegetables and defensive owner I will never return Ordered cauliflower Mac and cheese with vegetables Imagined cauliflower steak, large macaroni with thick strong cheese sauce and a selection of veg. Sadly my hopes didn’t materialise. Received a ramekin 2/3rds full of vegetables. It looked like a garnish. The cauliflower and macaroni entailed 3 tiny florets of cauliflower, tiny macaroni and a very runny cheese sauce with what looked like a crispy breadcrumb topping. Wasn’t value for money at £16. The pint of orange juice and lemonade started with a full glass of ice. I complained about the portion size of vegetables and the quantity of ice. When we took the ice out, the volume dropped nearly to a half pint I never received a sorry , I was told they would take the drink off , they didn’t, just the lemonade (guess that was on tap) and regarding the size of the veg ‘no one else has complained’ We weren’t talking about other people for a start. She clearly hasn’t thought herself whether the size was reasonable I am 50 years old, if I order steak, I expect a tomato and a mushroom, folk don’t call that a salad. She should not be calling a part filled ramekin a portion of vegetables Wasn’t impressed
Written 27 January 2023
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Footballmowgl1
Cambridge3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
On Thursday I visited the John O'Gaunt, I was really excited at the prospect of eating something different, you know, something that I couldn't make at home or get from a takeaway. On arrival I did my usual scan of the menu and asked the waitress if she could check if the Macaroni Cheese had any black pepper or chilli in it (I have burning tongue syndrome, which means I can't eat spicy food). Waitress returned to say that, unfortunately, Macaroni Cheese does have black pepper in it. I asked her to check with the Chef to see what I would be able to eat, her answer astounded me! Fish and Chips was the only thing they could offer me unless I ate from the grill menu, Pork Chop, Lamb Chop or Steak. I can cook those for myself thank you. My friends and I will not be returning.
Written 23 October 2022
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Old_Waspy
Sleaford1763 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
I and a group of friends had a very enjoyable dinner here one Friday evening. This is a gastro style pub which has an ever changing regular menu supported by a specials board. For extra interest and taste some items are cooked over hot coals on a Komodo Joe barbecue. I had the mussels starter and sea bass main from the specials board, both of which were excellent. My friends had a variety of food from both menus and thoroughly their choices. The staff were welcoming, efficient and polite which added to the enjoyment of the evening (although one waiter gave incorrect information on the composition of seasonable vegetables which was a paid for extra). Table bookings can only be made by email. Overall we had a really great evening and would very happily go back.
Written 14 November 2022
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Bubbyjosh
Sandy2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Excellent customer service with great food. Came here for my partners birthday meal, nothing was too much trouble and even got a candle in his pudding with the waitress singing happy birthday, he hates a fuss but very entertaining for me! 😂 Meat is locally sourced and the quality shows, everything we had was lovely. Will definitely be visiting again soon.
Written 29 July 2022
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Louise C
London44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
This is the second Sunday in a row we have eaten here. Last week my partner had the roast beef and declared it the best roast dinner he’s ever eaten when out, and I had the sirloin steak which was amazing. It was also great to find a local place to eat which has burrata on the menu! Lovely setting and all felt very clean and safe. Staff very attentive and friendly.
Written 4 October 2020
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Tour48085619516
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
If you live within an hour of Sutton , or you’re driving through Bedfordshire on the A1, just go to this place. We had 3 courses, all superb. It’s the attention to detail that impresses me - the vegetables clearly receive as much attention as the meat. It’s also reasonably priced - maybe 20% more than your average village boozer, but twice as good. Just go!
Written 20 June 2022
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John W
Bedford4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Hurrah the FISH PIES are back - so missed and now returned. Today, Friday, we sat down to be told fish pies are on the menu - we were over the moon and when they came they were just as before absolutely delicious. Thank you chef you made our day - and hopefully our days to come!
Written 15 September 2023
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Ian S
197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
5 family members visited for Sunday lunch and must admit I was looking forward to it based on recommendations from other friends that had eaten here previously. Lovely friendly welcome on arrival, nice setting and welcoming fire with a good selection of real ales to choose from. Limited menu on the day but enough choice for all 5 of us and all 5 choices considered well cooked and presented and very tasty with clean plates all round. Desserts also well presented and very tasty so all round a lovely meal. Would visit again in future but not on a regular basis due to the prices.
Written 19 December 2021
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marmin
Lincoln338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
We took my mum here for a birthday meal on Saturday, and everything was excellent. It's a really cosy pub restaurant with a great ambience, friendly and efficient staff and very good food. Our table of 6 sampled several of the dishes on the menu and everyone commented how good they all were. A very enjoyable meal and experience - thanks to you all.
Written 4 April 2022
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Jo M
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
The decor is nice, the food was tasty, well presented, nice enough. Maybe a bit pricey. But unbelievably limited options for GF. Especially in 2023! We had told the pub on booking one of our number was GF - so it was not a surprise/unexpected drop in. They didn't seem to care. Particularly as the menu a) has a huge "bread" bias...brioche here, toast there, burger buns and soda bread elsewhere and b) is not easily available online. When there we asked what was suitable for a GF diet...there was such a limited choice unless you wanted mussels/baked Camembert/pate/soup with nothing to have with it. Surely in this day and age it is not beyond the wit of man/restaurant to have a GF bread available? Especially is 80% of your dishes contain bread! When asked, the response was rude and defensive. "We bake our own bread so don't have any alternatives". Service both before and after that point was OK...but no warmth or welcome felt. And I felt appalled on my GF friend's behalf. I am not sure I would bother returning, despite the reasonably tasty food.
Written 24 March 2023
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