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£6 - £19
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we visited here as we were staying just down the road at the Daleacres Motorhome and Caravan site. First impressions were not impressive as the curtains looked creased and unironed,seating didn’t look clean,no condiments on the table. My wife ordered liver and...bacon and when that turned up it was swimming in gravey,potato was sloppy (bacon and liver was nice) but still not salt and pepper put on table. I had pie mash and veg,pie meat was tough,pastry disintegrated so was very disappointing as pie is my favourite dinner. Desserts were lovely I have banoffee pie and the wife had pear and apple crumble. Overall disappointing lunch meal as it could have been so much better.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, Owner at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Happy Easter to you & your family. Thank you for taking time to write your review after visiting us over the festive weekend. First, I’d like to say whilst I was away in Australia / NZ last month my husband wanted to clean the...More

Reviewed 10 March 2024

Called in for lunch on a rainy, miserable day after a wet walk along the Royal Military Canal. Our welcome was as warm and friendly as the cosy atmosphere inside. There was a good choice on the menu which were all reasonably priced. Our meals...were well-cooked, presented and piping hot and my wife's Gluten Free diet did not cause any problems. Would certainly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, Owner at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Hello, thank you for taking time to write your amazing review following your recent visit to us. Best wishes Botolphs Bridge I.

Reviewed 26 February 2024

Stopped in for lunch, had ham egg and chips and lasagne and chips witha side of garlic bread, the lasagne was lovely. Good price, friendly staff. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

Thank you for your lovely comments. I’m really happy to read you had a good meal with us recently, and took time to write your lovely review here on TA. We hope to see you soon. Best wishes Mandy (Landlady)

Reviewed 24 January 2024

We was staying at hythe imperial and my mum recommended this place to eat. What a lovely little find a real gem of a place. Lovely friendly atmosphere, lovely food and lovely warm fire. Will definitely be coming Back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

Apologies for my delay in replying. Thank you for your lovely comments. I’m delighted you had a good meal with last month, and took time to write your lovely review here on TA. Best wishes Mandy (Landlady)

Reviewed 24 November 2023

This was one of the worst meals we have ever had in a local pub poor ingredients badly cooked food was not served at the same time very disappointing

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

So disappointed by our visit … I had asked on Fb and my friends somewhere they could recommend to celebrate our 40th anniversary with our family and this came out top and I was so looking g forward to a really lovey meal with our...family. Alas this didn’t happen We arrived and waited a while to have our order taken but it’s a Sunday and we were talking so l appreciate you were busy. However the meals were way below standard in our opinion with two being sent back! One was my grandsons who is I must say a professional when it comes to burgers. The beef burger was ordered but a lamb burger arrived. Whilst it was taken back when the waitress returned she actually argued with my daughter over the fact that it was a beef burger with seasoning in it! My daughter had actually tried the burger and went oh that’s lamb! I think most people know the difference between a lamb and beef burger and the one served was defiantly lamb. The other meal to go back was my husbands he had ordered a pork loin … to say the pork loin was overdone was in fact an understatement it was almost impossible to cut it had to be ‘ripped apart and he did try it and said it was so tough he couldn’t chew it. When the meal had been delivered we had to ask for the vegetables for my husbands dinner and also for the cauliflower cheese which was advertised on the menu and which accompanied the roast dinners. After the meals were sent back The waitress returned and huffed if you want another meal cooked it will be 30minutes for it to be cooked …. This is not satisfactory. I have worked in many kitchens and foh and when a meal is returned to the kitchen you normally put that tables new order to the top of the pile to replace the unsatisfactory one - perhaps this was done I don’t know I wasn’t in the kitchen but with the service up to this point not very good at all the two people whose meal had been returned decided not to reorder. So all in all a poor choice for our 40th wedding anniversary, your foh waitress needs to learn not to argue with customers, she may be right or she may be wrong but at the end of the day as we know the customer is always right or that’s what I was taught. I am disappointed to write this review as I think we are all working hard for our living, however when people are spending their hard earnt money they want good service and a good meal which wasn’t forthcoming on this occasionMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2023

Hello, Thank you for your review, which I believe was for Sunday 13th August, as I remember you coming in that day. Firstly, I would like to start by saying I’m sorry that you feel your celebratory meal was a let down, I am slightly...More

Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

Did a bit of research as we wanted a proper Ploughman's lunch and Botolph's Bridge was recommended. It didn't disappoint! Although it was busy the service was friendly and the food was excellent. Daughter had lasagne which was also fab. Would definitely come back again!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2023

Hello, Thank you so much for your lovely review, it’s good to know that after doing your research and coming to us for your ploughman’s that we didn’t disappoint you. About 10 years ago the famous (local) celebrity chef Mark Sargent (once worked for Rocksalt)...More

Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

My husband and I always visit this lovely establishment and the service we receive is always outstanding. The bar staff and Mandy the Landlady are most exceptional, absolutely amazing. Nothing is to much trouble, the food is delicious and really well priced along with the...drinks. We thoroughly recommend this lovely friendly pub. I’ve just read an awful review of the family that visited on the 13th August, we were in the pub at the very same time, actually just a couple of tables away. They did nothing but complain about everything from the service to the food! Probably to get their bill down! So rude to the staff and Landlady, no manners whatsoever. I sincerely hope they don’t return as they put people off going there!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2023

Hello Christine, Firstly, sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your lovely review. Unfortunately, TA have had a technical issue with their website / app., in that management of the response of reviews went down, it’s only been active since this morning...More

Reviewed 13 August 2023

Must say very disappointed after this came recommended. Had to call a waitress over to be served, when the food arrived it was luke warm at best. Plate full of gravy. Service seemed like we were a hindrance to them. Overall would not go backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2023

Hello, firstly may I apologise for taking so long to reply to this review. I always like to respond to all reviews asap, unfortunately there has been a technical area at TA’s HO with their computer system. I was working on Sunday (13th), we were...More

Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

This is an excellent place to eat great menu friendly staff good choice of vegetarian and vegan meals this is also a dog friendly pub x

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

Always a friendly welcome excellent beer and reasonably priced menu food is excellent value tasty and good portion sizeMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2023

Hello, We thank you for your lovely comments. It is always a delight to greet all our customers with a friendly smile and a cheery welcome, so long may it continue. David (hubby) is passionate about the cleaning of the beer lines which ensures our...More

Reviewed 11 July 2023

A lovely family pub with a good selection of food. All the food was really lovely and hot.Friendly staff! We will definitely be back again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2023

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review, we’re delighted you enjoyed your time here. Your comments are very much appreciated and we hope to see you again when you’re next in our “neck of the woods”. Best wishes Mandy, Leigh & all the BB Inn...More

Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

Wow. This was an amazing find. I think we could have stayed in the area for another month & still not got bored of the menu. Food was outstanding.. prices were great.. portion sizes great. Every member of staff so friendly & welcoming. We are...looking forward to coming back to the area just to visit this pub again!!! Great job to all of you that work there!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Botolphs Bridge Inn, General Manager at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2023

Hello, We thank you for your lovely comments. It is always a delight to welcome new custom and long may it continue. Having run our Inn for 18 years, and our youngest son Charlie being head chef now for over 6 years we are as...More

Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

A real English pub and food was amazing. 10 off us walked inn on Good Friday and drinks & food Wish we had a local place like this near usMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Botolphs B, Owner at Botolphs Bridge Inn Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2023

Hello, Thank you for your amazing review …. we are delighted you popped in on Good Friday for a meal for x10 of you and we were able to accommodate you. Having owned our family run pub / restaurant for 18 years (April 2005, David...More

Reviewed 23 December 2022 via mobile

Lunch We dropped in for lunch today. I must have passed this place hundreds of times in the past and never been in. Today we were in the area and wanted to eat. They had only just opened when we got there, that wasnt a...problem, two lunches off the extensive menu in a very short time and very nice they were too. A lovely clean pub with helpful freindly staff, and a lovely meal. Thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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