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Review of The Hay Waggon Inn - CLOSED

The Hay Waggon Inn
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Lets start with a positive. The building is an historic pub with a good bar atmosphere.
However,
The Harvey's was cloudy and not well kept.
A miniature tonic water was £1.65
Let's move onto the restaurant.
The service was amateurish with staff clearly given no training whatsoever.
There were only 2 tables occupied for the obvious reasons to follow.
The "daily changing menu" had 3 items not available after orders were placed, which is just very annoying and a failing in the kitchen and management.
As there were no customers they could not have run out that day.
The wine was forgotten, the water was forgotten and so was the ice.
"No worries" was the ridiculous oft repeated phrase from the well meaning waitress.
Yes there were!
The wine was plonk, undated on the wine list and overpriced at £24.
One glass was cracked.
The soup of the day changed 3 times before we found out what they had left!
They ran out of duck.
They ran out of cream as "the last customer had just had it on their dessert."
Strange as no customer was on a dessert as I looked at the other table.
If you run out of stock on a Friday night-you have no chance at the weekend.
The food, whilst much of it was reheated, was not too bad and deserves 6/10
The asparagus was fresh as was the sauce and poached egg.
The rest was way below par.
Get yourselves sorted and you could have a good food business.
Expensive and not worth a visit as you will be disappointed.

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2  Thank bedwetter
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch after visiting Pooh Corner and so glad we did!

The food is to die for and the staff are lovely. It's nice to eat in such a friendly, lively atmosphere.

Save room for pudding, the homemade banoffee pie is delicious. It was so well presented I almost didn't want to eat it :-)

Thank ShimmyStar83
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We had visited the Hay Waggon twice already 3-4 year ago and were pleased to find that the quality of food, atmosphere and service remain the same! Staff was very pleasant and both kids and parents enjoyed their meal.

Highly recommended!

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Thank apple099
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

Went out with 2 friend for lunch and did not really know where to go so ended up by chance in the Hay Waggon. What a lovely surprise it was. On a Wednesday lunch time it was nice a busy so had a lot a atmosphere about it, the food was excellent the portions a good size and the staff really helpful - Well done to you all and thank you

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Thank Cheldrik
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We had a Christmas meal there with friends and the food was very good. I had duck followed by berry crumble-all lovely. A couple of our party didn't show up which must have been annoying but the manager was so pleasant. The decor was nice and Christmassy and very welcoming.

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Thank kathy b
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