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“Average food served by miserable staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Tudor Arms

The Tudor Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Slimbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated just 800 yards from the world famous Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and yards from the banks of the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal, The Tudor Arms is open for breakfast from 8:00 am and serves main meals from 12:00 until 9:00 pm. We serve a wide selection of ,mostly local, real ales, ciders and perries along with soft drinks and spirits.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Average food served by miserable staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

With my wife yesterday we visited this very popular canal side pub and both had ham eggs and chips. Our order was taken at the bar by an efficient but not friendly barman and the food was served by a young man and girl neither of whom smiled, spoke or asked if we had enjoyed our meal. The ham was two thin slices of very ordinary tasteless quality, with two hard fried eggs on top served with chips. A jacket potato was overcooked. Very average pub quality food which does not justify a return visit

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank robert W
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English first
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Don't get it!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Having been here for meals several times now whilst staying on the adjacent campsite, I still don't understand why the food here gets such good ratings! The food is pub food, nothing more, nothing less and certainly not of any merit. I keep waiting for an excellent meal but it never turns up.
Granted the Sunday lunch is large, cooked well, reasonably priced and on the whole good but you'll get much better down the road in Frampton and that will be all home prepared and cooked. The rest of the menu is what you would expect and is served in a thousands of pubs across the country.
I will give the pub a thumbs up for its great range of ales and ciders and definitely recommend a visit just for these.
The staff are pleasant enough but I dislike the way the locals take up two thirds of the space at the quite small bar counter with dogs spread about around the floor area meaning that the rest of the clientele cannot get anywhere near the bar. The locals are not very friendly either even though they'll have been there all day!
You do need to book for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Visited June 2014
Thank Taxwizzard
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fabulous food once again!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Fabulous food, amazing beer, cheery atmosphere, friendly bar staff and cheerful serving staff! The breakfasts are delicious! All in all another lovely 2 night break in a fantastic part of the world, set by a sleepy canal and just a little way from Slimbridge wwt. A good place to visit!

Thank Merlin A
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always good, can be excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Have been there 5-6 times , nice atmosphere, good facilities and a great menu. On Monday this week it was brilliant, good food and a very attentive waitress. Tuesday , I think we had an apprentice waiter which rather took the edge off things.

Visited May 2014
Thank Derek A
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Bugbrooke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Catered for 40+ of us fantastically!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Great food, and piping hot (which in my experience is rare with parties of this size in smaller establishments). Let us have a room to ourselves which was great. Thanks to all!

Visited April 2014
Thank Meechy9
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