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“Good service with happy faces!”
Review of Dovecote

Dovecote
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
2 reviews
“Good service with happy faces!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Visited on a bank holiday Monday at the end of May. The interior is pleasant and clean and we were made to feel very welcome by the staff. My partner and I both had burgers as it was a Monday special. I think the price we paid for the burger special which included a drink (wine/beer or soft drink) was about right. I wouldn't have wanted to pay any more.

The service from the chaps at front of house was very good. They were most obliging and I think that the native workers in this country at other establishments could learn a thing or two from these guys.

Coffee was good too!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Daz H
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dovecote2013, Owner at Dovecote, responded to this review, 11 November 2014
Thank you for your review-we really appreciate it!

We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you soon.

Kind regards.
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English first
Witney, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Friendly, attentive and welcoming”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had a family lunch there for my dads 70th Birthday, 6 adults and 2 children, the staff were great, atmosphere was very good, some of our party had the Sunday carvery which was lovely and the others who chose of the menu were also pleased, the children's portions were also very good. Overall a very pleasant experience and we'll definitely be back.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Rachael W
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dovecote2013, Owner at Dovecote, responded to this review, 11 November 2014
Thank you for your review-we really appreciate it!

We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you soon.

Kind regards.
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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quick Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We turned up without a booking on Bank Holiday Sunday.They managed to find a table for 4 adults and 2 children.Service was brisk and efficient. The sandwiches that we ordered came with chips salad and coleslaw.Good quality and more than enough also good childrens portions.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Robert W
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dovecote2013, Owner at Dovecote, responded to this review, 11 November 2014
Thank you for your review-we really appreciate it!

We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you soon.

Kind regards.
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Oxfordshire
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not the New Inn”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Visited on Sunday for a family Birthday. Used be The New Inn some time ago which was great but now Dovecote altho' I was hadn't heard anything about it. Large bar & restaurant with lovely decor & great views over countryside. Not that busy for a BH weekend, we were there from 12.45 - 2.30 & it was only half full - need to market it more as not that well known.
Didn't view the menu as we had the Carvery; choice of 2 meats - Beef & Pork, Yorkshire Pud, Roast Potatoes (epic fail, not crispy), Cauliflower Cheese, Red Cabbage, Broccoli & Swede & Carrot chunks (sure they were from frozen as quite soggy) Choice of 2 sauces - Horseradish Sauce & Apple Sauce (not very appealing to look at) Not a bad meal & reasonably priced (10.95)but have had better and the plates were smaller than I have had at any other Carvery!
Staff were very pleasant, white wine was chilled & we have a lovely area to accommodate 10 of us.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank nickypooh
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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Good food in a great spot. Nice atmosphere and attentive service”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This was a really nice open plan multi level restaurant with open fields to the rear. We drove past during the day and noticed it was packed so we returned in the evening for dinner.
We didn't book but were fitted in. It was strange being served Italian food by Indians but it was all good.
The only small criticism would be the cost of the mixed grill which at about £20 was a little too expensive for what it was.
Otherwise well worth a visit

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Markbinherts
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dovecote2013, Owner at Dovecote, responded to this review, 11 November 2014
Thank you for your review-we really appreciate your comments.

The mixed grill is no longer on our menu, however, as we serve premium meat from a local supplier, we had to price our mixed grill accordingly. We are sorry if it may have seemed a bit too pricey.

We are glad that otherwise, you enjoyed your experience.

Kind regards.
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