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“Back again!”
Review of The Langley Tap

The Langley Tap
Ranked #12 of 111 Restaurants in Chippenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Back again!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

We arrived again after booking as we know it gets busy, but this bank holiday they were busier than we had seen before! Glad we booked! Food as always was amazing the new summer menu is fab I wanted to eat it all. Service was a touch slower but they were busy and we were in no rush so not a worry. Loved the easter themed desserts too nice touch! Be back soon!

Visited April 2014
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English first
Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Fav place”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I love this place would go more if i had the money, have already been a couple of times this year and its been great every time food is lovely and the staff are great.

  • Visited March 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Where was all the Game! and over a week later still the same menu??”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Group of 10 for my wife's 30th birthday.

It was either the Langley tap or the Foxham Inn. Both close by, however the Foxham Inn don't put their current menu on their website, just a sample menu. Which can only be a disadvantage.

Positives: Lovely old English pub, very traditional. Pleasant surroundings, Good selection of beers. And when the food comes to your table its well presented, good size and was very good.

However: Going by their website, The menu states many game dishes. 3 out of 9 as a main and 1 as a starter. Along with good reviews I thought brilliant!
With a table of 10, 3 courses you know the bill is going to be over the £200 mark for food without drinks so you want to get it right... Right???

Noticed a review on tripadvisor stating "no game was offered (on mothering Sunday, 30/3/14) as they were moving to their spring menu". The same thing was said to us 4 days later on the 3/4/14! So where's the Spring menu? It's now Spring!

Without offering a full menu how many days potential loss in profits are you willing to take on food? And possible disappointment from customers? Also many other dishes to their 'existing menu' wasn't available to us that evening. It was only 7:30!

Or is it more the case of just use up what's left until its all gone then we'll wheel out the new menu??

So again how can you not expect some disappointment if many people would have to go for their 2nd, 3rd or who knows 4th choice. Surely if you have a table of 10 booked (over a week in advance) and I'm sure many other table bookings for that evening's service as the place was full, why not have the correct amount of stock in to serve out??

If the menu was changing why wasn't this said when I made the booking over the phone?? And certainly why haven't you updated your website to this effect??

The staff were friendly, it was busy and you had one woman behind the bar and one waiter rushing about trying to deal with every table cover. Fair play to him he obviously has a good system in place for getting everyone's order being brought out correct. But due to there being 'one' waiter, the service was really slow. The menu states expect a 20 minute wait as all food is prepared fresh. That's fine in my book this sort of wait for good food being served, but it was noticeably longer for starters and main. As one person doing the entire establishment.

Still we didn't let this ruin our time at the Langley tap. We all enjoyed our evening and when the food did arrive it was good.

But please take this on board Langley Tap, anyone who knows how the catering trade works, or even to a certain degree would feel duped and left feeling its all about the profit rather than creating potential repeat trade, when a). You decide to phase out one menu for another over what now seems to be a long period of time leaving possible disappointment. b). consequently don't offer a full menu, (nearly half not available to us). c). not informing the person when booking about the change of menu and please see our website for the updated menu for the time of your sitting d). not updating your website with this info. e). run a busy evening and having just two members of staff running the place and as a consequence very slow service.

Would I go back, no probably not.

It's now the 8/4/14 when writing this review and GUESS WHAT??
Their website is showing the same menu!!!
I wonder now 10 days on from mothers day, still no game.....

  • Visited April 2014
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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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“Disappointed”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Booked for a family lunch for 12 of us. I appreciate all food is freshly cooked but we waited so long.....then one member didn't have a Yorkshire and the roast potatoes were burnt, we gave the benefit of the doubt but then the puddings took just as long! your waiting staff need to cheer up and smile, they all seemed a little miserable!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Clare C
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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“Lovely Sunday Roast”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We have wanted to visit this pub for some time and we were so glad we did today. We had a superb Sunday Roast. Everything was lovely. The sweets were fantastic! 2 lamb roasts, 1 Beef and 1 venison, all great. Thank you to the staff who were very welcoming and worked so hard serving us. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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