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“A local's viewpoint”
Review of The Lazy Toad Inn

The Lazy Toad Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$38
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 June 2012

I would like to respond to the reviewer Perfect 1000 from last month who seemed to imply that locals were not supporting the pub that well. As someone who lives in Brampford Speke I would just like to say this is not the case. Villagers frequent the pub for a drink or meal often and Clive and Mo are embedded in the community, always pleased to see locals and always supporting village events - they donated a barrel of ale to the jubilee street party. Yes of ourselves we would like the pub to be open in Sunday nights and Monday's but the other side is that Clive and Mo work hard nd put in long hours and deserve some time off. We are lucky to have this gem of a pub on our doorstep.

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Reviewed 7 June 2012

Having moved from the Oxford/ Reading area, we never thought we'd find a pub as good as 'The Mole'.
But, The Lazy Toad is actually just as good! Small, intimate, lovely food and a good selection of wines: totally yummy! Excellent roast beef, medium rare, out of this world rhubarb mouse, and fruity red South African wine as recommended by Clive the Landlord.

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Reviewed 3 June 2012

We had a great meal here a little while back, and would have returned since, but for the dog wandering about the restaurant! I don't like dogs per se, and certainly not when I am eating. Feeling it brushing around your legs whilst poking around under your table is very off-putting. It is written on the menu's not to feed their friendly dog- so it is obviously the accepted norm that he is in the restaurant. Is that even lawful?
A shame, because other than that- would thoroughly recommend. Just that darned dog! Does it also go in the kitchens?
For walkers- catch the bus or drive- to Stoke Canon, and walk across the river meadows to Brampford. Fab on summer evenings!

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1  Thank DevonGck
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thelazytoadinn, Owner at The Lazy Toad Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2012

Dear Anonymous. Since your last visit nearly a year ago we have had a complaint about the dog, and as you are obviously following us on Tripadvisor, you should have noted our response and therefore your comments are irrelevant. He has not been in the pub during food times for quite a while! And the answer to your question-are dogs legally allowed in pubs? yes they are, it also happens to be our home We live in the countryside, would you like me to ban my customers who come in with their dogs as well? Am horrified that you actually think he has access to our kitchen!!! (5 star rated, incidentally)

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Reviewed 2 June 2012 via mobile

This pub was recommended to me by a friend and I wasn't disappointed. Sat out front in the garden on a lovely sunny day with the church tower in the background. Lunch was tasty and well presented. I'm lucky enough to eat out regularly and this pub will be on my list to return to as soon as possible. Couldn't fault it.

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Reviewed 1 June 2012

The Lazy Toad is a cracking pub offering a friendly atmosphere with lovely food whether this be a lunchtime snack when sampling one of the many good walks in the area or a more formal evening occasion. It's one of those pubs that can be all things to all people i.e. a great place for a walkers stop off, family meal out, a couples dinner or a friends party.

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