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“Quintessential English pub in time warp village”

Restaurant at The Falkland Arms
Price range: US$0 - US$59
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Lovely old building , a wide range of real ales and ciders properly kept. Friendly and knowledgable bar staff.Food is more pub than gastro but fairly priced.An outside beer garden if the weather is fine and a very cosy if small interior if it is not. It's also an inn and so far off the beaten track that it merits consideration for discrete overnight stays.

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Thank Vane T
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I looked up this pub on the internet and may have been reading the wrong pub menu as what seemed really attractive online wasn't what the Falkland arms offered. When we asked for a menu we were given a piece of paper with a short list of what was available, We made a choice from this limited list and then waited for what seemed like hours for the food., I asked about a special tthat was on the board and was told I couldn't have that as it was a lunchtime only dish. ( I was rather brassed off to find a motor bike rider sitting outside in his leathers eating that very dish as we left) .
The staff don't have a clue about customer service or care and seemed to be working under a lot of stress, maybe they were short staffed ( I am being kind) As others have mentioned this seems to be a pub where locals go for a drink.
There was a cricket match just finishing the evening we booked and there seemed to be a heck of a lot of people standing in the road outside drinking after the match which is very nice unless you want to drive your car along the road when leaving as they seemed to be rooted to the spot and weren't going to move aside for 'non locals' . It is a beautiful picturesque setting and pure chocolate box picture of a pub. But badly managed.... could be a goldmine, maybe they don't choose to make money.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a local pub for me and I love the building and location. The beer is usually good even though it is pretty expensive these days. Went for lunch today and ordered the soup. To my amazement it turned up with a very ordinary slice of sliced white bread - it had been cut on the diagonal! To be fair, when I expressed my astonishment this bread was immediately replaced by a few slices of baguette, better but not brilliant. Rather disappointing

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1  Thank Judith J
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Cramped, dark, uncomfortable, extremely poor service. Why bother when there are many other
eateries close by.

2  Thank Andrea D
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

This was our second lunchtime visit to this delightful, stuck-in-a-timewarp pub. The interior probably hasn't changed since Oliver Cromwell - except they have electricity! Bare floorboards, eclectic tables, lovely log fires AND friendly helpful staff and good food. Oh, and get someone else to drive you there because the beers are exceptional.
There's a good menu of different dishes - the "butchers board", comprising wonderful roast beef, scotch egg, pork pie, onion jam and salad is wonderful (for a bloke!) There's plenty of choice for everyone and children are welcome too.
Great Tew is a lovely Cotswold village, so all in all, the Falkland is well worth a visit.

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Thank Peter l
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