Good Pub Guide

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Worth a visit
Worth a visit
Wine Award
Wine Award
Stay Award
Stay Award
Food Award
Food Award

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Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Bar
Piped Music
Piped Music
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards

Rating and Comments

3/5
550 votes cast
It is always a pleasure coming back to this pub usually when we do the three village walk, Turville, Fingest and Skirmet. The roaring real fire with the black labrador pub lying in front of, the shortbread biscuits home made and the fried onion and chipolatus sausages in a baguette which happens to be very good value. It comes with a nice dollop of coleslaw and salad leaves including cucumber. We had a side dish of chips nicely seasoned. You get refill of coffee ( it does cost three pounds BTW) and the service is slick. It was busy last Sunday when we visited I think the wines look expensive - the Chilean Merlot was twenty two pounds.
We popped in for lunch a week ago while doing the three pub walk in this area, The Frog, Chequers at Fingest and the Bull and Butcher Turville. We had an excellent baguette with small sausages and onions. We had a side dish of chips which were also excellent. My wife's coffee came with small mince pies instead of the usual home shortbread - but an excellent alternative. My wife had a 'free' coffee refill which is also appreciated. Lovely pub great fire to warm us up as well.
went for lunch yesterday. were greeted with hello from owner/manager but then waited a short while for him to finish writing something.

Found our own table. Restaurant was very quiet. Our table had some spilt drink on it which I put my sleeve in!

Shared a starter of Carpaccio of beef which was very good. My main was the pheasent breasts which were very tough. Wasn't helped by the very cheap cutlery they provided. Can't understand why they would do this, anyway, the potato rosti was overcooked and greasy and the sauce overpowering and I couldn't eat half of it. Wife's battered haddock and hips were ok but she thought the fish was strong in flavour. The opyion for mushy peas meant an extra £1 on top of the £12.95.

Got the bill and never saw a waitress or owner/manager again so left payment with tip on the bar!

We had a night there last night. If you want a fantastic meal do go and try
them. If you want a bed for the night as well take a taxi or stay nearby at a B+B. more on that later.

We had a couple of pre dinner drinks by the lovely fire in the bar. Staff are as helpful and friendly as they have ever been. I had a couple of pints of Doom Bar Sharpes beer which was very good. My wife had a couple of glasses of Rose and we noticed wine here is not cheap. We had a bottle of a Chilean Merlot at twenty pounds more than we would normally expect to pay but in its defence it was better than the usual fifteen-eighteen pounds a bottle we usually quaff.

I had a good ham hock terrine with picalilli and toasted granary bread 5.75. My wife's starter of watercress pancake filled with smoked haddockand saffron white sauce was fantastic. Loads of fish - with a few vegetables it could have been a main. 7.25

I then had the Roast fillet of cod with anchovy crust and daphinoise potatoes 13.95. Potatoes were fantastic. The fish was also very good. My wife had the poached fillet of haddock and poached egg mashed potatoes and mustard sauce 14.50. Also very good.

You also get some nice granary bread on the table pity it does not appear for breakfast where you get tasteless white sliced bread! Having said that the breakfast is good good bacon.

The room has recently been refurbished so it is nice with tea+coffee making facilities and the landladies awsome shortbread biscuits. The loo seat was a bit wonky but this is a Irish run pub! The bed was very comfortable.

We went to bed in room four and both woke up midnight to a lot of noise form the bar. I waited until 12.30am and went down and asked if the noise could be turned down a bit. We had this problem last time we stayed except on that occasion it was much later we went down to the bar. The noise was reduced.

In the morning I hoped the landlord would apologise when he served breakfast. We paid up and mentioned this to the bar maid. She explained the pub has a license until 2am.
We just about got an apology for this noise and I think they should warn people but I guess that would put most people off unless they know they are heavy sleepers.

So wonderful food, great pub spoilt by noise in the bar. suggest you take my advice as above!

Went there for lunch today. My wife had a coffee that came with the landlady's shortbread biscuits - wonderful. She also got a 'free' refill. Nice touch.

We ordered the sausage and onion baguette with small sausages and well cooked onions. We ordered a side dish of chips - a bit larger than last time - very good baguette , lovely chips. I rate this second only to the Bell at Waltham St Lawrence in the sausage sandwich stakes! THe rooms are reasonable and recently redecorated eighty pounds for a double.
Last Thursday two friends and I visited the Frog. Although the food and beer was very good we all felt it was rather expensive. We had Sharps Doom Bar to drink and had the fish & chips to eat. The staff were very friendly and the pub was very busy - a good sign in these times.

Regards, Ross Balaam.
Visted on a glorious Spring day in 2010. Enjoyed excellent Rebellion IPA and some good freshly cooked food - duck (nice meat in an excellent sauce) and haddock and chips. Friendly, busy and efficient bar manager and one waiter handled Thursday lunch time trade very well. The food is well worth waiting for - it gives you time to enjoy another pint of Rebellion IPA !

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