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“Luke warm reception, below par food”
Review of Dick Hudson's

Dick Hudson's
Ranked #17 of 61 Restaurants in Bingley
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Dick Hudsons offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Always wanted to visit due to its nice location and beer garden, unfortunately we wont be returning. The barman and waitress did not make us feel welcome and couldnt bring themselves to crack a smile, it felt like we were inconveniencing them by being there. The atmosphere was bordering on frosty. The food wasnt great either, not the pies anyway. At first sight the chicken ham and leek pie looked impressive enough with its golden crusted lid, but after breaking through and finding only empty space between crust and the sparse filling i was left dissapointed. Ive never had a pie with so little filling. It tasted fine but there was just nothing of it there. The chips were supermarket style oven chips and the peas were shrivelled and tired. Maybe we chose the wrong meals, maybe the staff were having a bad day, but we wont be returning to give it a second chance. Would not recommend.

Thank notamamadoo
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

This pub / restaurant is part of the Vintage Inn group. It is in a lovely location and has a large outdoors seating area, and a very pleasant bar and interior dining facilities.
I suspect that because of these attractions, it has become a very popular venue.
During our recent experience, we found the food acceptable, nicely cooked but lacked any refinements that one might expect.
Once we were seated it could be noticed that the staff seemed slighlty stressed, and the service was slightly manic.
The prices were reasonable, but it was a pity that the sweet I wanted was no longer on the menu.
Overall, pretty good, but could be improved upon.

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Thank NottinghamJohnb
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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Lovely place and scenery but that's about all it has going for it.

First to arrive august bank hol monday (today) so it was empty. Great, we thought.

Seated quickly and staff were polite and helpful.

Menu very limited, on the plus side you assume the food will be outstanding. WRONG!

Ordered main meals only as we always struggle to eat three courses and so we decided we would order a desert if we had room after our main.

We opted for slow cooked lamb shoulder. Normally you get a shoulder piece complete with the bone. We had large plates with one portion of lamb shoulder divided between us both! My husband got the bone. He looked at me as it was placed in front of him and I thought "oh no he's gonna be starving". The lamb was fairly tasty but overcooked and stringy and lacked enough sauce/gravy. The veg was microwaved and hard. The crushed baby new potatoes were pressed into a mould and obviously had been left in a warm oven causing the outside to become dry and skinned over.

Very small portion for what we paid. Foods over priced as it is and not up to par compared with other restaurants in the area.

We refused to look at the desert menu and opted to pick up a cheesecake from the supermarket on the way home. Deserts were just short if a fiver and if the mains had anything to go by we were not going to be ripped off twice. The bill came to approx £35 for 2 mains and 2 pints of lager shandy.

Will not rush to go back. Dog and gun at oxenhope serves far nicer food.

Thank xmizzchiefx
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Lovely location, but a terrible place for food, packet based mostly with not a chef insight. 18:30 on an August bank holiday weekend and they ran out of Yorkshire pudding and the chef had no aptitude to plan ahead or even the skills to make any on site. When the food did turn up it was late, over salted, under cooked and the meat was inedible. Basically the chef(s), still assuming some skill existed, could only work a deep fat fryer and work with aunt Bessie based produce. The manager was also ill equipped to cope with complaints and at one point just walked off muttering under his breath that we, as the customer, were dwelling on the complaint. The only positives were the waitressing staff who were put in a terrible position by the chefs and the manager and the location.

In summary Yorkshire you have been shamed by this establishment, this chain based pub needs to take a serious look at itself, its food food offerings and its management staff.

We were not charged for any of our meals in recognition of our complaint.


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2  Thank StuartJAbbott
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This pub restaurant has a great location on the moors above Bingley with a pleasant outdoor seating area and a spacious interior. The staff are very good - but the quality of the food is a real let-down - and it is not cheap eating! We ate an early meal as we had 2 young grandchildren with us and the service was very good. I paid £20 for a fillet steak and it was served lukewarm - and with a very small portion of chips in a little bowl and not much else. Two other adults had the lamb shank and both were underwhelmed - my husband said his tasted like stewed meat - and there was more bone than meat. the youngsters didn't complain - but there again they are very young - 5 and 7 years old! we have been eating at this pub for over 20 years - and it has just gone down and down in our opinion - after each visit it is a longer while till we return - may take years after this last outing! I really cannot recommend it - the best I can say is that the food is edible, but rather expensive for what you get.

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Thank MrsAholidaymaker
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