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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
£15 - £100
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: The Vineyard

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Really good pizza!
1. Really good pizza!
"We came for a Sunday roast and a pizza. And both were very good. "
rosie f
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2. Tranquil garden brunch
2. Tranquil garden brunch
"Stopped here with two kids who found plenty to amuse them"
BeverleySh
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3. Great staff
3. Great staff
"The staff were very friendly, attentive and pleasant. "
ericanjen
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a table of 7 on a very busy Sunday lunchtime and despite there being a staff shortage our experience was efficient, effortless and smooth running. Shout out to Megan who even managed to squeeze in presenting our birthday cake! Thank you, Megan, you...were a superstar!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your evening and that megan was such a good host :)

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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Thankyou for a wonderful lunch at The Vineyard on a busy Bank Holiday Sunday. We were so impressed by the quality and quantity of all three courses and were very well looked after by Eve. She was very attentive and helpful throughout service.

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Elitepubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2022

Thank you, happy to hear you had excellent service with us! ⭐

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came on Thursday night for a family meal and we had a lovely time. Ben and Megan were excellent hosts and provided friendly and helpful service all evening. We will be back!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon :)

Reviewed 5 days ago

Sadly, as this is our nearest eatery, we won't be coming back any time soon. While the starters were good and appeared to have been made on the premises, the core items in the main courses looked and tasted like they had come from a...factory. The Vineyard kitchen staff seem merely to have heated up the manufactured muck, and added sauce and vegetables. We took most of our main courses back home for the dog. Which says it all.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, we will pass this onto the correct teams.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had exceptional service from Faye who gave us enough time to make our choices. The menu was amazing and I can thoroughly recommend the mussels. I’m usually quite picky about ordering mussels but they were fresh and delicious. An enormous thank you to Ben...for his professionalism and amazing service. What an amazing team !! We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We are so pleased Faye and Ben were able to give such exceptional service and that you loved the mussels! We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service from Megan. Roast platter of beef and lamb was excellent. A perfect place for a Sunday lunch!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed your roast platter and that Megan was such a good host! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have always been enormous fans of the Elite pub vibe, having frequented nearly all of them now - 3 or 4 of which in the double figures over the years. We love the blend of modern styling alongside traditional pub features...and cosy feel etc. The consistency between them is why we seek them out. We love the modern menu, with the general quality of taste always hitting the spot thanks to the locally sourced ingredients. None of this 'out the bag' national chain stuff. The Vineyard though, deserves special mention. We stayed in one of their lodges for my birthday which was a really fun and cosy little space. It was clean, modern and had its own patio overlooking the garden. Couldn't recommend it more for a quiet winter break. Lastly I just wanted to thank the team there, specifically Ben, who was an unreal host. He personally ensured we were always looked after with the best service, from checking in and being shown around, through to making sure we got the best deal on cocktails over dinner and served first at Breakfast the next day. A very personable guy with great chat, made my birthday memorable so cheers!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We are so pleased that you always have such an amazing time with us and that Ben was such a fantastic host, and was able to make your birthday so special! We hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from Gabriel & Ben, as always. Only the two of them on, but always smiling , chatting and attentive. Great Expresso Martinis!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review, We are so pleased Gabriel and Ben were so attentive and made your visit enjoyable.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on Monday at 1230. Thought it was probably overkill to pre book for a Mon but glad I did as most tables were taken by the time we were eating so it's obviously got a good reputation. We had visited for the...first time last year but this time took my mum and her golden retriever. We only had main courses but all enjoyed our choices. I has the fish pie which came with a good selection of seasonal veg, my husband had a tasty prawn linguine, and my mum had the pork belly which she enjoyed (though the dog got the pleasure of the fatty skin as it wasn't crispy crackling). We declined desserts as we were saving ourselves for cake at the nearby Scotney Castle tea room! Nice atmosphere and would recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback, We ar so pleased you and your family njoyed the food and stmosphere. We look forward to welcming you back :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceptionally good all round food. Lots of choice. Served by friendly casual staff who knew their stuff. Very attentive and efficient. Lovely atmosphere, great cocktails too!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, We are so please you enjoyed your visit and the food, we can not wait to welcomie you again :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and beautifully presented really would recommend and in a lovely setting fabulous menu choice Has a nice garden area too

Date of visit: December 2023
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you lovely feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed the food and gardens as much as we do :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner out for my birthday, three courses of amazing food, a lovely bottle of wine. The staff were lovely and we didn’t have to wait between courses. Amazing food amazing place

Date of visit: January 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so please you have a lovely visit for your birthday and enjoyed the food as much as we do :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a glass of wine before Christmas and loved the wine list that was available by the glass. We returned today for a late lunch and it was perfect. Great atmosphere, delicious food (highly recommend the moules and the sea bass) and attentive,...friendly service. Thank you Gabriel and the lovely server who welcomed us and arranged our drinks on arrival. We will definitely be back. Mustn't forget my daughter was impressed by the cocktails...something tells me we'll need to check-in for the night next time!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us for both visits and that Gabriel was such an amazing host! We hope to see you again soon, and if you would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on the off chance of getting some me lunch ,it was very busy but managed to find us a table To our delight the food wine and service was very good Both had the prawn linguine Will definitely return again although it is...quite a travel.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind feedback, We are so please you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great afternoon yesterday for birthday celebrations. Service was great, we turned up early but this was no problem, Ben was very welcoming, friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and the portion sizes were huge! Will definitely be returning again soon.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Guest Relations, Owner at The Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed celebrating your birthday with us., We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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There is no particular dress code however we kindly ask for no casual work gear.
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Thank you for your question. All our bookings are situated in our outdoor heated dining area until inside bookings open on May 17th.
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