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 Selected Comments in Wiltshire

Sam
 Dump
Ok so a bit about myself...I have lived near the tavern for most of my life and have seen it change hands again and again and evolve over the years.

Positives:
. One of very few bars in Melksham that has a 'night seen'
. Small-medium beer garden at rear that becomes a sun trap during hot days
. Resent improvement to flooring and gents toilets
. Larger on tap during day hours is reasonably priced.

Negatives
. In MAY they are still playing CHRISTMAS SONGS!!!!
. Extortionate drinks prices in the evening. I have seen lower prices in actual night clubs! E.g: Smirnoff Ice has been replaced with the cheap version VK which they now charge more for.
. Tries to hard to be a nightclub... it doesn't work.
. Food is reasonable but is not advertised well.
. The bar is dark and dingy
. The seating has big stains on which smell of urine
. Drinks glasses are nearly always dirty

Door Staff
. The door staff are very heavy handed but we all understand they have a job to do if you weren't doing something wrong you would be kick out right? Just be warned.

Conclusion
Has the potential to be a nice little family pub it has lots of character underneath all the grime.
If your looking for a quite drink in the day it's great because most of the time it is empty. If your looking for a nightclub then you will be disappointed as it just a busy place in the evening.
Monday, May 6, 2013Rating: rosettes

Malcolm Smith
 It's shut for good!
George's Railway pub closed several years ago and was converted into appartments.
Friday, December 7, 2012Rating: No rosettes

alan mcculloch
 phone number
sick to death getting phone calls for this business
Monday, October 15, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Fred Flange
 Paradise for real ale buffs!
OUT on my racing bike one evening I spot a group of elderly drinkers playing cribbage outside the Anchor & Hope. Taped to the window is a faded notice boasting Moles bitter £2.50 a pint.

I'm gagging for one. But as I head for the door, exchanging good evenings with the crib-players, I hear a thunderous fart, followed by gales of laughter. Then there's a crash of glass as the landlady topples off her seat, cursing.

And, suddenly, I think: this is my sort of pub. Fine Melksham bitter. No food. Friendly faces. Oodles of laughter. The occasional stray fart. And a weeny white pub dog called Dylan who sits on my table outside and, I swear, almost talks to you as he watches the world go by.

So why have I never used this place before? Why, indeed? For the Moles bitter is sublime. Sitting in the evening sun, I down two pints in about eight minutes. Then another. Then another two. Beautiful, gluggable stuff. And after 90 glorious minutes I begin my five-mile ride home in the dark. Lord knows how I make it down a hugely steep, winding hill near my home.

Two evenings later I'm back there quaffing more of this hearty brew, evoking stark memories of my ale-sodden days as a reporter in the Sixties before a lifetime of tossing pots professionally in some of Fleet Street's most shameless watering holes.

True, the Anchor's not much to look at from outside. But who cares? The friendly atmosphere and sporting banter give the place a magical buzz. And if you love good ale, you'll experience a wondrous, beery blast from the past in this blue-fronted haven far from those dreary gastro-pubs, with their fearful pong of food that strips the head off your ale!

But hold on a jiffy! My fifth pint of Moles is just arriving.

Ah, many thanks, Dylan.

And cheers!
Monday, August 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dave Hazel
 Olde Style Community Pub
Excellent choice of 6 local real ales, all impeccably kept. Cider bar, log fire, No jukebox or pool table. Darts, table skittles, CONVERSATION ! Current owners doing a wonderful job at running this old style community pub. Discount for card carrying Camra members.
Saturday, March 24, 2012Rating: rosettes

howard and tina
 Pleasant and friendly
We have been regulars to the tavern for a few years now (day time and weekends) and i would like to say that the above comments are not fair, i find the doorstaff do the job to the best of their abilities. occasionally they have no choice but to drag someone through the pub to get them from the premises is often needed. We are regular food eaters during the week and dont have a bad word to say about the food quality/service/ and staff professionalism. look to me that the people above are just bitter because they were ejected!!
Monday, February 27, 2012Rating: rosettes

Elisia
 Disgusted
few weekends ago come in here as a group of us and then to have another girl to start on a member in our group which ended up with us all getting involved to stop what was going on and bouncer drags me out in head lock and through the dance floor where everyone to be a witness to this!! but takes the chick that started it out the quite side and we all get banned for 3 months then been told today we are on pub watch, just 4 of us but the other chick that started the whole thing isn't even on pub watch. I am sorry but it is disgusting!! Bouncers are disrespectful in words and action to customers and for it all to happen in The Tavern, we cant make sense of why we have all been put on pub watch as it only happened in The Tavern. Plus Tavern is and has always been known for fighting so if you go in there keep your whits about you cause trust with those bouncers you sure will need too!!
Sunday, February 5, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Lynne Fletcher
 
I am sorry to say that I am not too impressed with the door staff at the tavern. They are letting in girls under the age of 18 which I seen tnite but a man of 20 because he had no id they would not let him in. When I commented on the fact that they where letting in under 18 girls I had a mouth full of crap from the doorman, he said that they looked old enough to him and they id nearly everyone which I know is a load of rubbish.
If the police decided to raid the tavern they would of found underage people in there. At the end of the day girls under the age or even lads under 18 should not be going in there and if the doorstaff believe they are doing a good job then god help us coz they are not if they are supposed to id everyone that looks under 18 then they should be doing it not just the odd one here and there.
Saturday, January 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Ken
 Stop punching the customers
May 2011 two visits to the Lion and Fiddle two fights between bar staff and customers. The first time the kid is a known violent idiot who should be barred from everywhere & probably safer locked up. Second time it was their friends. Place is dominated by a bad atmosphere from miserable barmen who favour their chav regulars (until they feel like punching them). Should be mature and escort trouble from the pub and barr them forever, if they cause trouble or are aggressive then call the police and get them to deal with it or you'll have no customers left.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011Rating: rosettes

Mike Keogh
 Excellent food, v good service, giant puddings
Visited 29/5/11, sunday 7Pm. Good evening out for five adults. Food was home-made, plenty of it, atmosphere very pleasant. stilton sauce a bit weak, low fat onion rings (in the middle - owner was very friendly and helpful. Big crispy chips, English Lamb shank tasty, big v nice gammon, properly cooked sirloin, tender & tasty chicken pie. Real ale excellent with good mild. Website out of date - owner had problems with provider - so no spotted dick! No oap deals but smaller cheaper oap portions available! Conservatory bright & good view of old house! Deserved to be busier when we were there.
Monday, May 30, 2011Rating: rosettes

Kate
 
Went to the Hare and Hounds the other week with my Father, I must say outstanding services, great food, polite staff, lovely atmosphere. I will deffinatley be going back. What a fantastic pub, landlord and staff!
Thursday, September 2, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sue Bates
 
Just done a return visit to this poub and WOW the garden!!
Mark ( the landlord) and a few mates have constructed the most fabulous garden. Brilliant for this summer, you can sit out under umbrellas and wait for the food and drink to arrive. As lovely as ever and even better!
Saturday, August 28, 2010Rating: rosettes

Regular local
 new owners
the new owners of the london have been there for just over a year i think. Katie is the stunning young lass who is usually behind the bar but you may also meet jeff and steve. place has really turned around in last year they have changed all the furniture, carpets and painted the place. The pub even has 3pm Saturday football games on big screens. Worth a visit the real ales are stunning.
Monday, August 23, 2010Rating: rosettes

Paul Johnson
 violent door staff assaulting guests
We went to the tavern last friday night and can only report a very bad atmosphere indeed caused mostly by the attitude of the door staff, we witnessed no less than 5 people being ejected for what seems to be no more than looking at the door staff the wrong way and one young man beaten up for asking why he was not able to use the smoking area. My advise steer clear
Thursday, July 22, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Rob Geering
 Don`t ban dogs
Please allow dogs back in pub again as now there is no atmostphere there, only noisy kids running around!This is due to the landlord now runing the pub.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

John Philips
 Awful
Awfull is all I can say to describe it, The owner was rude a arrogant, the food took a age to arrive, when it did eventually arrive the meet was dry, no where near enough gravy, and I dont know how they cooked the potatoes,, but I have had better potatoes from a Tesco's frozen roast... Truly awful.... Stay Clear
Sunday, January 10, 2010Rating: No rosettes

valerie hedges
 Biddestone Arms
The rating should be 5+
Tuesday, January 5, 2010Rating: rosettes

valerie Hedges
 James Hedges taken over
Since this pub was taken over by James Hedges it has improved tremendously; he was trained by the Roux Brothers in London and his food is second to none.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010Rating: rosettes

Chippenham Reviewer
 A Great Thursday Night
I visited with a group of friends as one of them had suggested we ate there, feeling a bit anxious as the pub previously had a poor reputation, was really surprised at the new decore and how friendly it felt. The menu was extensive and the meal superb, the best fish I've had in ages, my friends had steak and chicken and not a single complaint only empty plates at the end of the night. We'll definately be back, good luck to the new owners!!
Monday, December 14, 2009Rating: rosettes

Sue Tatlow
 A great Sunday lunch!
My husband and I visited the Little George with my daughter, son in law and their two young children, for Sunday dinner. The new owners welcomed us and the food was absolutely lovely. They catered for my grandchildren offering not only a child size Sunday lunch but the full childrenís menu. They provided the loan of colouring books and pencils which kept them occupied and were very accommodating with portion size and drinks for the children. All in all a lovely experience and will definitely be going back.
Sunday, December 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

Gabe Sloyan
 closed
closed up.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Gabe Sloyan
 closed
now closed.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Stacey Reed
 
I heard that there was new landlords so i decided to pop in for a drink. Found that the enviroment was very friendly and clean, great staff and the food was gorgeous, i will definatly be coming down here more often as i have heard there are going to be more changes to make the Little George even better :)
Sunday, October 4, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Emma Mihaylov
 A very friendly pub with great entertainment
Wednesday, September 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Brian Allan
 Absolute Disaster
We were booked in for four nights, but our stay was marred by the incessant din from the bar and dico which went on until 1am at the weekend. The manager is more concerned about turnover than his guests and he admits this. We moved out after two nights and our holday was ruined. The rooms are shabby and the paper is hanging off the walls. Other then changing the towels nothing else was done in the rooms. Shocking service.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009Rating: No rosettes

mrs mustow
 fab food
had a lovely home made meal was made to feel very welcome staff was lovely
Monday, February 16, 2009Rating: rosettes

james hedges
 under new ownership
Saturday, January 10, 2009Rating: No rosettes

michael
 great quality local food and top ingredients
menu reflects a proper country feel with top sourced ingredients and tastes like a original pub gastro without the hype...
Friday, January 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

nathan Keegan
 
The tavern has ben redone recently and to a very high standard, its a great place to eat during the day, and also a great night out
Monday, January 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

bryan hughes
 Knockout, great beer
Saturday, December 13, 2008Rating: rosettes

adrian johnson
 
I pop in from time to time whilst i'm waiting for a take away. However i never know from one day from the next if it willl be open, beers not as good as it used to be so now i goto the new inn opposite
Saturday, December 13, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mark Harrison
 Grotty Pub Load music destroying local area.
If you want to stay here to see local area (forget it) The pub bangs out very load music until 2.30am Fri, sat, & Sundays.
No chance of a peaceful meal or any sleep for the next days adventures.
Your car could be clamped by the landlord if you park in the wrong spot, thats how he makes extra money out of you.

Avoid This Pub at all costs.
Saturday, October 18, 2008Rating: No rosettes

bev bradbury
 old style traditional pub
Think this has to be the best pub in chippenham, your made to feel welcome by the staff the minute you walk in. They also do the best sunday lunch i have ever had.They also have a smoking shelter with sky tv and leather sofas.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

anom
 
The tavern smells like sweat as soon as you walk through the door, It gets worse and worse as the night goes on. The door men have a attitude problem and should learn how to smile. And whats with the music from 10-20-30 years ago...
Thursday, August 21, 2008Rating: rosettes

Sue Bates
 Brilliant pub. Wonderfully friendly landlord
This pub has come on amazingly since the new landlords Mark and Hayley took over a few years back. Food well served and quickly served! Loads of choices, well behaved dogs can go in the bar. Easy parking! Good stop off!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008Rating: rosettes

emily
 Disappointing
I went to the Northey Arms in NOvember 2005 and had an excellent meal, however when i returned in July 2008 i was disappointed. The starter i had was pretty uninspiring and the main course of cheese soufle and vegetables was disappointing. the souffle was flat and the vegetable tasted and looked like they were yesterday's left overs reheated. A friend had a pudding which i tasted and thought it tasted odd. I did not complain at the time as i was in a group however the service was good so the waitress may have done something about it if i had complained. The decor of the pub was good, although the seat i was sat on was starting to fray and needed tidying up
Friday, July 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

daisy whines
 they do the best fishcacks ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, February 6, 2007Rating: rosettes

bob
 it was excellent
poooo
Sunday, February 4, 2007Rating: rosettes

NIGEL WRIGHT
 
We have always received excellent service at this venue. Do not be mislead, they do accomodate children very well. Dining room is not really suited for a pram, BUT then again many others are not either. This pub is extremely well attended by the local populace, and it is always adviseable to book in advance.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

sandra barnes
 
for a gastro pub the food was fine,
but as for hospitality i found it quite uninviting. rudness comes to mind
Thursday, January 11, 2007Rating: rosettes

leanne mallon
 
I had the best liver & bacon in a long time!
very warm and friendly people who have given the pub a wonderful atmosphere. The pub has been redecorated, and new menu with meat from local farms.
we tried their sunday carvery, very generouse with meat, and as much veg as you can eat, it was a wonderful experience
Thursday, January 11, 2007Rating: rosettes

Keith Ewing
 Proper pub + Great Pint
Monday, January 8, 2007Rating: rosettes

Dick.
 superb!!!
i have been s regular at the pheasant for many years, The recent refurb has made the whole experience much better. i have never had any complaints to make about food or beer served there, the staff are friendly and polite to boot. In short its a great pub with great staff. well done!!
Friday, January 5, 2007Rating: rosettes

Andrew Mason
 Great Food and Great Service
One of the best welcomes I have had in a pub. The Plough at Bradford Leigh is superb. The food is always good, they have just expanded their ale selection.

A great find tucked out in the country.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mike Hills
 Excellent Sunday Roast
We have been with friends on a few occasions now, some during the week in the evenings and on Sunday lunchtimes. They do a very good evening menu of three courses for under a tenner which is very good - excellent chips. If you come off that menu they do the most fantastic lamb pie which is little more expensive but is well worth it. The Sunday roast is excellent and we can't criticise anything in the meal. The meat (plenty of it if you want), is always moist and cooked to perfection. The vegetables (large choice) are always cooked perfectly and the yorkshire puddings are intesting(very good). Definately the best overall Sunday pub roast I have ever had.
Sunday, November 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

David
 We love it too !!
HI Folks.
Thanks to all the regulars old and new for their support and kindness over our first five months here. Things are going from great to better !! We absolutely love this pub, and are doing our best to make it friendly to all. A new Head Chef has increased our range of food, including fresh fish daily, and plenty of pasta meals under £9. Food is now served all day, with full menu 12-2 and 6-9, with a bar menu filling in 2-6 with around 40 choices ! The bar has finally had the re-furb that this place deserved, and its going down great with all. So come on down, Monday is quiz night, Wednesday pool competition £50 to winner, and live music is happening, including Freddie Mercury tribute on 25/11. Lee Baker won stars in their eyes for his brilliant act. FREE ENTRY.
See you all soon at The Pheasant.
Monday, November 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Hilary Stanton
 good food
the food provided at a function was yummy
Monday, October 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

John Garrad
 Child/Family Friendly
A superb Sunday lunch professionally managed. We had the 12:00 sitting, the second being at 14:00. Our party contained an 18 month old toddler and a teenager on crutches. The staff we incredibly helpful supplying a high chair for the toddler and insisting on accompanying the teenager to the Carvery to carry his plate back. Lovely food. Would recommend this pub to anyone.
Sunday, October 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

babs
 not as good as it was in 2005
was a good friendly pub with good entertainment
Tuesday, October 17, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Dave the Bank
 A fine drinkers pub.
Friendly local freqented by all age groups. Real ale, sports friendly and unsullied by the smell of chips. Popular quiz every other sunday and regular live bands.
Sunday, October 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mike
 Things have Changed
Not easy to find without local help.Very attractive site and could be a super place. Read previous comments so had to try it, but very disappointed. The place was untidy outside and in and must now be under 'new management'.
The food was very poor and had spent a very long time in the deep freeze before the microwave, it looked and tasted as being well past it's sell by date. In fact we refused to pay for one of the dishes. Needs new management and a sensible and competent person in the kitchen. God knows what visitors from abroad must think. Sloppy, Dirty and Tired.

Monday, 25 September 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Sandie Hardman
 Traditional English pub
Traditional English pub, real food and good ales situated in quiet village within walking distance of canal and many local walks. Superb home cooked food Fabulous atmosphere in antique surroundings, friendly, vibrant and fun. A must for a pub connoisseur.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Zane Pateman
 avin it !
This pub is great,the landlord is really friendly,and he even has time to talk to people unlike some landlords,also biker friendly and fantastic food
Monday, August 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

J Cook
 Great pub, great food
One of the best pubs around with great food, great service and a warm welcome. The Longs has a lovely log fire or beer garden depending on the season and should not be missed if you are in the area
Monday, June 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

Scott Tucker
 The Landlord's Response
Having just discovered this website
and the scathing comment by a certain Ms Swift, I feel I must respond.
Prior to Ms Swift gracing us with her presence on Dec 23rd 2005, there had been a dispute with one of her neighbours who was also one of my barstaff. Charges were perssed and my barmaid was bailed, one of her bail conditions prohibited her from contact with Ms Swift. I did not bar Ms Swift . but simply told her that it was not a good idea to enter the pub while that particular bar maid was working.
Subsequently I had phone calls from Ms Swift's fiancee threatening to have my licence removed and resorting to calling me names !. I have no grudge with either Ms Swift or her fiancee, but I resent having my pub described as smelly and dirty, by anyone !.
We take great pride in our pub, which although not a fancy wine bar or gastro pub, serves it's community well !.
Thursday, June 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

jo penney
 quite a nice pub
not a bad little pub great for all you meat eaters, but not so good for a veggie like me!
Tuesday, May 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Claire Tate
 Wicked nite
Went to BUDS on 22-04-06 had a wicked nite. Music was excellent & the dj was mad as a hatter. Really recommend going, even if its just to see & hear the dj!!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

clive
 very friendly
good hospitality
Sunday, April 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Morten
 Highly recommended
I have stayed at the Sun Inn, and will again. It is excellent, from the homy atmosphere (with numerous dogs), good ale (recommend Landlord), to Margaret's excellent breakfast. The location, High Street, Marlborough speaks for itself.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

John Faber
 great food, great atmosphere
Team of good chefs provide consistant high standard.

Good selection of wines and beers
Wednesday, March 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

alex
 daddys band
my dads band is playing here this friday.... go and dance!

alex

x
Thursday, March 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mike
 Awesome food - and the beer's not bad either.
Spent the summer of 2005 stuck in a hotel in Chippenham, and the Gladstone Arms kept me sane. Some of the best food I've ever tasted, in decent portions, and service second to none. Can't fault the beer and the sunday night quiz (if it's still going) is ace.
Thursday, February 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mark Jackson
 Fantastic Service
The service at the Biddestone was fantastic. Our orders were being taken at our table with a fancy hand held device and before the order was finished the drinks arrived. The staff were friendly and the food and prices were great. A++
Thursday, February 23, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Jake holborow
 i love pewsey and the moonies
the moonies is a fun place its kool and coming from a 14yr old that has pc games consider your self lucky. Jerry knows me well enough to order a crate of j2o's or as grandad says xj20s :D THE MOONIES RULES!
Sunday, February 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Liz Bennett
 absolutely amazing food - book early v. busy!
Had most amazing lamb / so good Ive been back and had exact same dish 3 times since!! and I live in London!
But all the locals know... and trying to get a table at xmas or mothers day is nearly impossible, but I guess that speaks volumes..
Tuesday, February 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

malia
 good pub
the three crowns is an awsome pub!
Friday, February 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Eddy
 New number
The new telephone number for the gladstone arms is 01249 660535
Monday, January 30, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Eddy
 the shoe inn
The shoepub is no more, It is now a private dwelling, a large wall has been built around it so any photo's will not look the same sadly
Sunday, January 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

mark robertson
 Simply amazing, well worth a long detour
Simply amazing, well worth a long detour. The £5 lunch is wonderful value.
Monday, January 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Tim
 Shocking customer service!!!!
Well known to locals as not the place to complain, the manageress is called (when not arguing with her partner!) whose stock answer is to accuse you of calling her a liar! In the party I was with when I complained, after being given the stock answer, I discovered that four of the party had previously received similar treatment and non customer service, a money oriented, visitor rip off joint, try any of the other pubs in Marlborough and you will recieve excellent service and welcome.
Sunday, January 15, 2006Rating: No rosettes

nicola swift
 a quiet drink
i was barred when i was sat down having a quiet drink, the manager said that the bar lady would get arrested if i drank there. i could not believe it. would never go there again, strange pub. it was very smelly and dirty too, needs a good lick of paint.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Marie
 Excellent atmosphere here
Its the best local family run pub in town
Friday, December 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Claire
 New Phone number
The phone number for The Gladstone Arms ( formerly The Bourgh Arms ) is
Tel 01249 461833
Tuesday, December 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

gary lumber
 cracking
Cracking pub. good food, friendly and energetic staff, clean and tidy rooms, very pleasant with log fire to welcome you. Great cask beers.
Saturday, December 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Roy
 Can not book over phone
This Telephone number says no incoming calls. so can not book beforehand
Thursday, November 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Roy
 Under New Management
This pub is now called the Gladstone Arms, I believe.
Thursday, November 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

alexander
 Very good Inn/ Pub
We were very well treated at the Inn.
Food excellent and good behaviour
of the staff. When we visit Bradford again, we'll stay there and
have our diner there again.
Cliff knows how to treat guests, and it is fine to drink a beer together
at ones last night at Bradford on Avon.
Hope to see you again in futures hollidays
Alexander,
The Netherlands
Friday, November 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

anon
 i wont be there again
i went there and the food was awfull it was cold i sent t back and wen i finally got my food it was the wrong order i found that the staff were taky and not in uniform and the landlady looked like she had just roled out of bed. iwas nopt impressed and will not be goin again.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005Rating: No rosettes

sorcha o'donoghue
 Sorcha loves adam rickett!!
forever and ever!!!!!
Friday, October 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

louise
 great
a very fresh but relaxing environment where good food is served with smile. highly recommendable.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

amy
 ok
tis rather small but served its purpose
Wednesday, October 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

pubchick
 the only GENUINE free house in Devizes
friendly town local, serving 10 to 14 different real ales a week, along with real cider and all the other 'usual' suspects!! big supporter of micro-breweries, with a landlord dedicated to seeking out new beers. Large garden, darts, pool,and a great juke box!!!
Saturday, October 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ian Roxburgh
 New Owners
I believe there are new owners to the pub and from the previous place they owned, this should turn into a great place to eat and drink!
Thursday, August 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

gemma
 ok
this pub is ok, but would be better if there was mre entertainment, and also not the same music all the time.
Thursday, June 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

John
 Country Pub
A very nice country pub that's easy to get to. Lovely food and nice staff.
Monday, June 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jan Jones
 ERROR
The House is on the right as you go towards Bristol!
Wednesday, June 15, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Jan Jones
 Shoe Inn
The Shoe is now a private house, it,s on the left as you go towards Bristol.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Mike Plant
 I am interested.
Does this pub still exist,either as a pub,or a private dwelling? I have a book showing a photograph taken in the 1920s in front of The Shoe pub of Douglas motorbikes.But driving through the village I have not located the building.....
Sunday, June 5, 2005Rating: No rosettes

scott mcclean
 Fantastic food
This is a great old pub, serving seriously high quality food at a very reasonable price. We eat here regularly as it is the best place around the trowbridge area
Saturday, June 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

kb
 Its in Mere
Just to say its in Mere (near Warminster) - so the address could do with slight amend.
Thursday, May 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

KB
 Enjoyable evening
Interesting old pub in great little town. Stayed in one of the modern ensuite rooms - good standard - only £45 for 2 adults B&B.
Took full advantage of the free music night - a solo artist called Neville Van Dyke - an ulikely name but jolly good performer. Beer was great too.
Thursday, May 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

Katie Palmer
 Navy tavern
A fat tubby bouncer chucked us out because we didnt have i.d and because we are blonde. We are 18 we were really affened
Saturday, May 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris
 Wicked
Really really nice food and very friendly staff. Like many of you I eat on a daily basis - that means I know food!

These people had it going on.
Friday, April 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mr Reynolds
 Fantastic English Country Pub
Lovely- well run, fantastic pub-grub menu, always with a list of specials. I had Crocodile steaks and my partner had Chicken and Bacon melt- well presented meal, washed down with a few pints of real ale. Fantastic afternoon out. Very happy.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mark Foster
 Spring FLing Beer Festival
Come and join us for our fourth beer festival ove the Spring Bank Holiday

Thurs 28th April to Mon 2nd May

8 Award winning real ales all at just £1.80 per pint.

Plus Karaoke on Thursday night
Friday is Steak night
Join us on Sunday Evening for our Charity Race Night.

For more information, please call 01249 701106
Tuesday, April 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Colin Llewellyn
 Top Notch.
Very friendly pub with attentive staff. Service second to none. Good selection of ales and wine for the ladies, food excellent and plenty of it! All round an establishment for those who enjoy a taste of well maintained beers and good food. A pub the Landlady & Landlord can be proud of.
Sunday, March 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 best pub in chippenham
i think that the little george in chippenham is a great pub, the staff are friendly, its good value for money and its away from all the other pubs in the town centre, definatley my favourite place to drink!!!
Wednesday, March 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris Humphries
 Local Pub FULL of great Characters
Great pub to enjoy a pint or three. It didn't have the big screens in 2001 when i was there but the locals were great for this yank from the south. Big Bird served a great pint and Jim a good gov. Pints up Fellas
Saturday, March 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Miss
 Queens Head - Friendly
Great place to go. Lovely friendly pub - good service - enjoy going there...
Tuesday, March 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

fred
 its alright
music is ok people r ok and staff r ok
Tuesday, February 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Paul
 good local pub
This pub covers everything you need in a town pub, sports shown on huge widescreen tv's, darts and pool available, dj's throughout the weekend, something for everyone.
Friday, February 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sarah
 Lively entertaining local pub
Lively pub, showing major sporting events etc, live bands on a wednesday evening, Friday/Staurday night is party nights, Sundays anything goes. Worth a visit
Friday, February 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

JAMIE BRAMMALL
 BRILL
FANTASTIC IS ALL I CAN SAY!!! FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS IS A MUST FOR ALL THE YOUNG DANCERS. ONE OF THE BEST Djs IVE SEEN AND HEARD. BRILL FRIENDLY STAFF, CHEAPEST PRICED BOOZE IN THE TOWN, THE FOOD IS TOP NOTCH. A+
Monday, January 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

JAMIE BRAMMALL
 BRILL
FANTASTIC IS ALL I CAN SAY!!! FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS IS A MUST FOR ALL THE YOUNG DANCERS. ONE OF THE BEST Djs IVE SEEN AND HEARD. BRILL FRIENDLY STAFF, CHEAPEST PRICED BOOZE IN THE TOWN, THE FOOD IS TOP NOTCH. A+
Monday, January 31, 2005Rating: No rosettes

sharon
 very pleased
it is brilliant, a fun atmosphere with youths in one side of the pub and the more mature drinkers at the other. mary is a dear bar lady who we all know and love
Monday, January 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sara Hodgkinson
 A real pub, for real ale drinkers, friendly atmos.
An excellent venue for sampling well kept ale. Landlord, Dickie is a proud cellar owner with a chirpy disposition, his gorgeous wife Ann pulls a great pint. Together they have been running this freehouse since 1988. Open in the evenings only, with live blues on monday nights, (famous singers can be caught incognito).
Tuesday, January 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jan Jones
 Shame it was pulled down!
Does anyone out there know where the fantastic couple who were the last landlord/lady of The Suffolk Arms have gone to? Theirs was the best Sunday lunch I have ever had outside of my own house.
I am prepared to travel for my dinner!
Monday, January 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

lisa hawkins
 Excellent
Excellent service, food and location. Had xmas luncheon there, and having eaten out on xmas day for the past 9 years, this pub has to be one of the best 2 places to go. Friendly and extremely efficient staff, who were extremely accomodating. Pleasure to have eaten there.
Sunday, January 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Russel Tinnion
 Authentic and warm, a classic British Pub
We have passed this pub for years and never ventured in. Took the plunge and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is authentic and warm, a classic old pub, none of your themed rubbish here. The food menu is varied, even the vegetarian section! The presentation of the food is exquisite and the attention to your satisfaction unobtrusive. It is difficult to find good Beer pubs today but here the ale is well looked after before reaching your palette, and that first sip, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Yes, this does sound hared to believe but this is a hidden Jewel of a Pub. Visited in December canít wait for the summer to appreciate the extensive garden and splendid views over the Wiltshire Avon valley towards Lacock.
Wednesday, December 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

Emma
 Superb!
Absolutely superb, charming country pub with magnificent views from its riverside beer garden. Staff are friendly and polite, and service is excelent, given the size of the bar! I love going here all year round, it is truly unique (and the bar manager is really good-looking, which is a bonus!!)
Monday, December 13, 2004Rating: rosettes

Aynsley
 Traditional country pub
Lovely traditional country pub serving real ales and good food. Old thatched building with exposed beams and low ceilings in a quaint village.
Thursday, December 9, 2004Rating: rosettes

David and Glen
 Great Place
Great atmosphere. Good food and hospitality.
Saturday, December 4, 2004Rating: rosettes

Peter
 What a Charm
Have been going to the cross guns for year and it just keeps improving. The new chefs are genuine master chefs, the food I had last week was fantasic and served in a good friendly timely manner. I must add much better then top restuarants i have encountered in London. A true gem i intend to savour for years to come.
P.S Was Andrew sure he was in the right place???
Sunday, November 21, 2004Rating: rosettes

Andrew
 Fantastic
Very nice friendly people, service was very good, best pint of ale I have had for a long time. The food was out of this world and very resonable. Can not wait to return. Will be booking for Christmas
Sunday, November 21, 2004Rating: rosettes

Andrew
 Rude
Expensive beer served in filthy glasses, very average food and the worst, rudest, most sarcastic service I have ever experienced anywhere. Shame, considering it's fabulous location, seeming rustic charm and 3 hour walk to get there from Bath.
Saturday, November 13, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Martin Summers
 An abysmal meal
Saturday 13th November 2004.
Myself, my Wife and my Mother called in for lunch. From ordering to serving took 35 minutes, they were catering for a wedding party but neglected to tell us this until we enquired about the lateness. When the food arrived it was awful. I had lamb shank which was scrawny, tough and stringy, the vegetables undercooked. I ate very little and had indigestion afterwards. My mother had faggots that were dry and again undercooked veg. My wife had roast beef, she enjoys undercooked veg but found it undercooked for her, a small piece of beef was hiding under the veg. The tea came with demarara sugar. Coupled with the loud football commentary on the wide screen tele this was an instantly forgetable experience.
Saturday, November 13, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Sheona Ryan
 Excellent food and value for money
Visited this pub fairly late on a Saturday night as part of a group of 4 adults and 4 children. The staff found us a table in the extremely busy restaurant and were very helpful. We had to wait quite a while for our food but that's because everything is fresh and absolutely delicious. The prices are exceptionally reasonable and I would definitely recommend this pub to anyone passing through the area. We are definitely going back.
Monday, September 13, 2004Rating: rosettes

ashley haines
 Too many under age drinkers
The beer is too expensive also
Wednesday, April 25, 2001Rating: rosettes


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