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“Maybe stayed a little to long lol”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Smoking Dog

The Smoking Dog
Ranked #19 of 33 Restaurants in Malmesbury
Price range: US$6 - US$27
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Newbury, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Maybe stayed a little to long lol”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

we walked down the hill with the plan of having a quick drink and walking back up.... four hours later we walked back, wonderful staff, excellent food, really nice locals, again we will be back!

Visited March 2014
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Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Ordered the Pork Belly which, I understand is a fatty cut of meat, but it was ALL fat and gristle. Had a sauce on it that wasn't great, wouldn't be able to tell you what it was, and the mash was lumpy. We went on a slow Tuesday evening and service was pretty slow as well. Bit disappointed as I'd heard good things about the place and the decor was really nice.

  • Visited March 2014
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent pub/restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Great pub. Good, friendly atmosphere, good food & great staff. Can't wait for their fantastic beer & sausage festival in May.

  • Visited February 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Hoped for great real ales, oh well.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Heard a lot of good stuff about this pub. Ordered a ale and the soup of the day. Had to wait a long long time for the soup. It was ok but not great. The other menu items were a bit pricy for a pub if you ask me. The ale was ok. This pub is run by the Brains brewery/pub/inns company, so they only had their own craft beers. Nothing wrong with that but, well... Cozy place though.

  • Visited February 2014
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Malmesbury
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Sunday night - very quiet, expected these days. We'd had a busy weekend so wanted good food, good service & a relaxing time - we got all of the above. Menu has a good choice for all, reasonably priced & nice choice of wines/beers. We were the only people in the restaurant, but were happy with that & it was lovely & warm.
The food was delicious. Steak cooked to my liking, as requested - don't find that round these parts very often! Great presentation.
Lovely service.
Thank you - I'm already booked in for a girls night on Friday but we will be back for a nice meal together too soon.

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Thank gezabella
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