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“Fantastic food and best value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Village Gate

The Village Gate
Ranked #9 of 25 Restaurants in Wendover
Price range: US$16 - US$24
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pub. Eating. Conversation. Delicious locally sourced food, a lovely selction of real ales, an eclectic wine list and a team who really care about their pub and making sure you leave with a huge smile. Pop in for a quick drink with friends, an important business meeting, Sunday lunch with the family or a first date - we'll look after you whatever the occasion.
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and best value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Whether you sit in the bar, garden or restaurant the menu is the same, we go there mainly at lunch time either in the week or on a Saturday. I have never been disappointed with either the food or the service. I think over time we have tasted 80% of the food on the menu. The guys that own the pub are really friendly and very customer focused, as are the staff they employ. Will certainly be going back again and again. Good kids menu as well as the Grandchildren will vouch fir

  • Visited July 2014
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great food terrible terrible service especially if you sit outside! ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

If you sit outside you do not get table service you have to order at the bar. Error mum what's the difference? Do you get a discount for not receiving the same service! No! Very odd.
Once we had sat for 15 mins are realised we had to order at the bar our food was very slow at arriving. My drink had lipstick marks all over the glass. When I asked for a replacement the waitress didn't even apologise.
Food was excellent but generally slow service the whole way through. Ordered more drinks before main course. Finished main course. Still no drinks. They then bring them and don't take our empty plates! Then getting the bill was a hassle as the waitress barely came near us. Then after we left and driving up the road I see the sign saying I love wendover card is accepted. .. They could have made this more visible when in the restaurant!
Don't think il rush back! Such a shame. Maybe need more staff and better trained. Treat their customers as equals!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A very pleasant evening ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Change of ownership again but still a very nice place to eat. Staff were very attentive and food was excellent. Go on give it a try simple menu and always ready to change it to suit your taste.

Definitely recommended.

I posted this under a different name as I forgot my log in. Must be my age but anyway it was a really nice evening.

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“Service great food terrible!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

My friends and I ordered breads with oil and balsamic vinegar to start. The bread seemed stale and there were 2 drops of vinegar in a pot of oil. Our main courses were disappointing and in one case inedible. The service was very good and our waitress very helpful but that can't compensate for very bad food in a restaurant. It was a pity because its a lovely pub but the chef seems to have little pride in his work. We hadn't been to the village gate for about 3 years because the last time we ordered steak and it smelt off so we sent it back. We gave them another chance but won't again.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Really excellent service and friendly atmosphere. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Change of ownership again but still a very nice place to eat. Staff were very attentive and food was excellent. Go on give it a try simple menu and always ready to change it to suit your taste.

Definitely recommended.

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