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£3 - £12
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! We had never been to this pub before but were made to feel instantly welcome. We had the Friday fish and chip deal which was incredible for the price. Blue Moon was on tap and served with a slice of orange. We...had 2 dogs in our party who were also most welcome with fuss and water. It’s very well supported by the locals and there are a lot of events throughout the month including sticky 13, bingo and music nights. It was too cold for the beer garden but that looked a nice additional facility for the warmer months. Toilets were very very clean - the men’s even had novelty urinals… We were visited at our table by a friendly local gentleman who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. He promoted the summer fete that will take place in July. We can see why this pub is successful- its got a unique local atmosphere that you just don’t get very often nowadays. We shall definitely return!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

A lovely little village pub with a friendly atmosphere! Great choice of food, the Sunday roasts are gorgeous!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

The food as always was amazing , all fresh veg beautifully cooked. The plates are always hot so the food does not go cold, so important. Whenever you go the food is of the same quality. The staff always make you feel welcome, we take...our little dog with us and he usually has a sausage. Sitting area outside, some is undercover and is always kept pristine, drink bowls for the dogs and a lovely grassed area for the children to play on. We would really recommend this as a lovely place to eat with the family and as a couple.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

A lovely setting, very friendly welcome. Food was absolutely amazing, plentiful, hot and very very well presented. Would absolutely recommend 👌

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

Had my mum's wake here after her green burial at Birdsong a couple miles away, the food was excellent. We opted for meals off the menu instead of a buffet because of food intolerances, every meal was done to perfection, big portions at decent prices...everyone was impressed, well done to Tony the chef you did us proud! Picture of gluten free sausages and ribeye steak on a different visit! The men loved the beer barrel urinals 😆More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

Review of Willoughby Arms May 2023 I've been trying to get here for the last couple of years but my vacant slots have never coincided with the pub's open/meal times . A late cancellation & I make Thursday lunchtime of their winter opening hours. SO...glad I did. First the Batemans XB bitter is excellent . I opted for the main course of the “pie of the week” [steak & ale] which was home-made . It came with lovely home-made chips and a selection of four beautifully cooked vegetables. Followed up with lemon meringue pie & ice cream and another ½ of Batemans . The pub's location is excellent . Lovely village and lots of outside seating .The visit was a quiet day [mid-week off-season] but I imagine its a lot more popular as the weather improves . For those interested its also dog friendly. Please see the photo of the main course. As an holidaymaker I'm now back home but already looking to a return visit next month to try other items on the menu [& also need to fit in the Sunday roast – which I'd been recommended to]More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2022

Stumbled upon it eariier this year and have been back..it wasnt a dream after all ! Had surf and turf..oh wonderful, hubby had their pie…which was so good he was smiling all the way home It’s one of those wonderful hidden pub gems that makes...you thank god they still existMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

The Willoughby Arms hosted the wake for my Aunt Marie, with family coming as far afield as Australia, Ecuador, and New Zealand. I only came from Derbyshire! They were helpful, food was presented well outside and a good outdoor area to sit and remember Marie...and chat to family membersMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

Just returned from Sunday lunch.. Food was excellent, draught beer, just right.Wendy and Tony are great hosts.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2021 via mobile

We stopped here at lunchtime looking for a hearty pub lunch and were not disappointed. We had the pie of the day and the fish and chips and both were very tasty indeed. Both were perfectly cooked, with generous portions and very well priced. The...beer was well kept and there was a choice of three real ales. Service was excellent and the landlord and landlady were very welcoming and helpful, would most certainly revisit.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

The food was absolutely excellent, the owners friendly and the beer was good. Would recommend to anyone staying in the area. (Men’s toilets are amazing, you have to see to understand)

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

Family of 6 of us had a great meal, really nice landlord and landlady, good value, lovely food and variety of pub grub. Thank you

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 July 2021

My wife and I enjoyed a perfectly cooked (medium rare) sirloin steak meal at this very good country pub this evening.(16th July). The staff were most friendly and professional and the Covid precautions exemplary. We will certainly complete a 20 mile round return trip to...dine there again. Well done and thank you. The steak was delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

Absolutely brilliant meal, We all agreed that it was the best and most tender sirloin steak that we had had for a long time. We have also been for Sunday lunch a few times and lovely tender meat with a good selection of vegetables served...on a separate dish. It's got to be the best Sunday lunch around this area at a great price. Can highly recommend this pub Keep up the good work Wendy and Tony, you are an hard act to followMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

We booked at very short notice, then were delayed due to road closures, so were expecting to have to cancel our booking. But having phoned the pub we were assured that they would still honor our booking. This is an exceptional local pub, serving good...value traditional wholesome food, and what makes this so special is the welcome and friendliness of the landlady and landlord. Having eaten in a couple of other places during our short break, this place stood out as somewhere we would definitely return to on our next visit later this year. A real gem!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Willoughby Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5