First time i'd been in the pub since the Refurb.
In the lounge area, there is a stupid tiny bar... Considering this is the place where most people order, it makes no sense.
So i went up to order drinks, there were three people in front of me, and two people serving at the bar - no problem i thought..... It took 15 minutes, i kid you not. Lords knows what took so long. it seemed the barman wasn't capable of taking a food order from the customer in front of me.
When i finally got served, i ordered a lager and a hot chocolate - making the hot chocolate took 2 of them 5 minutes.... I mentioned the barman about the wait, but he seemed unable to talk.... Strange.
So 20 minutes in i was finally sat down with two drinks. Our intention was to eat, but when we'd decided what to order the Q at the bar was 5 deep, and i couldn't face waiting again.
This is a lovely pub (Aside from the ridiculous tiny bar in the lounge) and i'm sure the food is still excellent, but the bar staff are not up to scratch.
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- Nestled into the Chiltern Hills, between Henley and Marlow and just up from the River Thames, The Stag & Huntsman, lovingly restored, maintains the old world charm of a village pub. With a focus towards the local community - Hambleden and the local residents - the myriad of small and cosy drinking and eating spaces within the pub, the nine letting bedrooms and the pretty garden also provide a resting place and watering hole for those who travel further distances to the village. ... more less
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