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“Has lots of things going for it” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Langley Tap

The Langley Tap
Ranked #8 of 107 Restaurants in Chippenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$31
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wiltshire
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Has lots of things going for it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Lots of spaces, lots of wood (panelling, bar stools hewn from tree trunks), quite a bit of iron (bar stools using old tractor seats by the look of it and two structural but stylish posts holding up the first floor), a couple of fireplaces and a pub dog, Oscar. Get the picture?

The ethos of the place is, apparently, that they will provide food as long as there are customers requiring it and the chef is still at his post. A flexibility unfamiliar in other English taverns.

Members of staff were welcoming, cordial, affable etc. The fare was good and well-presented. Chips (with both the steak and omelette) were plentiful (good for me as I'm a chipaholic) but from frozen I would guess.

So why only 'very good' and not 'excellent'? Twas the local radio station broadcasting the usual hurried, inane babble and loathsome, screaming 'pop'. A country pub brings to mind the buzz of conversation with local accents, pints being poured, the 'ching' (we can't say the other word any more) of glasses and perhaps, on warm days, the sounds from without. But what do we get? Fatuous blather from local radio.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“good food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

three of us had a meal in the restaurant. The service and the food was very good, if not a little pricey. Would recommend

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chris c
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great pie night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We visited on Tuesday pie night. The food was of great quality, service very friendly and foodreasonably priced. Would highly recommend.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“When is a pie a pie?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Called in on the Langley Tap Tuesday evening, not realising it was there weekly pie night. The place was packed, but we were offered the last table in the bar. The customer service was excellent by all who looked after us. For the price of £6.95 there was 5 different pies on offer, and all sounded tempting. I had the steak, ale & chorizo and my wife had the chicken, pesto & sun blushed tomato's. Both were very tasteful, enjoyable and very large portions. If pies are not your thing, there is still a full menu on offer. I have 1 small complaint.. I believe pies should be encased in pastry not topped with a small rectangle of puff pastry, cooked separately. They still tasted great, and would thoroughly recommend the Langley Tap. Booking advisable.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul W
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Honest Pub Food at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

It hard to find a pub that hasn't gone down the 'Gastro' pub route with prices to match, but we found the Langley Tap, the portions where more than ample, the price was very fair and the food and service were excellent. I had the green Thai curry which I could choose to have hot medium or mild (I had medium) it was perfect. We sat outside and drank good beer.

Visited July 2014
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