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 Selected Comments in Farnham

Kish
 Appalling Service and Food
We have been to the Nelson Arms three times previously and our experiences were pretty good and the food was always reasonably good and that’s why we chose to go there for my daughter’s birthday dinner a couple of nights ago, 10th Nov 2016. I must say the standard of the service and food was less than sub-standard, almost abysmal. Firstly, our onions rings were extremely oily. Our mains finally arrived almost half hour after our starters. This is on a Thursday night when service levels should really be up and running. My son and I had the rump steak which cost $18.50 each and we agreed that this was one of the worst steaks we’ve ever had. It was as if it was just taken out of the freezer and cooked and it was chewy as rubber. My wife even tasted it and agreed. My wife’s chicken/mushroom linguini had pieces of chicken in it which appeared to have been cooked and thrown in with no taste at all. My daughter had the ribs but the chips were cold and greasy and had to be taken back. They were brought back hot but still greasy. We complained, very politely, to a young lady staff, who appeared to be lost in all this. I asked her if the chef is the same one and she said that the chef had just been changed recently. My daughter liked the ribs and asked the waitress to pack it for taking home but the waitress forgot it. She later apologised for this and, quite rightly, agreed not to charge for my wife’s and daughter’s meals. She also thanked us for our feedback.

But that is not the really the problem. The next morning my wife had an absolutely nasty phone call from an irate woman who kept screaming at her: “we are not Claridges you know” and that “there are people who are starving out there” etc. all of which made no sense to my wife and had no bearing at all to the fact that the food was hopeless and service level below standard. This woman, ostensibly the owner or manager, also screamed at my wife that we are not allowed to come back to her pub ever, to which my wife responded that this is exactly our sentiments and intention too. Her rude, nasty and boorish behavior in response to perfectly honest constructive criticism is extremely appalling and my wife is still reeling from the shock of it. Is it normal for a paying customer to get an ear-bashing and walloping for not liking sub-standard food and giving a feedback on it? I always thought Basil Fawlty was a comic character, but apparently there is a real live Ms Fawlty right here in the Nelson Arms. I would have thought that the correct, civilized and appropriate behavior was for her to offer an apology for the bad experience we had and for spoiling my daughter’s birthday dinner. I can say for sure that this is one establishment that I will definitely not be going back to ever again considering there are so many wonderful places with delightfully wonderful people running it and serving good, value for money food.
• Visited November 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Joseph
 New Landlord New Mood
One of the prettier pubs in Farnham with low beams and angles that give it a quaint mood and look. I have seen this pub go through 3 sets of hands over the last few years and finally I find the new landlords are doing some justice to the mood and style of this fantastic pub. I stopped by on Sunday for one pint and wish I could have stayed longer, the real ale (muddler) was delicious, the atmosphere just as good and the staff very friendly. I am so pleased for its resurgence, and will be eating there this weekend.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012Rating: rosettes

Steve
 Best pub in Farnham
Literally the best food in Farnham. Staff always great and chatty when we go in. Regularly take family there. Decent beer selection too. Great atmosphere
Saturday, April 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

PstillMortgages.
 A bad Pub& Bad Food!
We heard it had changed hands again & gave it a go. Very cold atmosphere- no welcome- just a look from the bar, which probably translated intoWhat are YOU doing in here? Blank faced sullen young server. God, this WAS A MISTAKE. Saw a meal go out .Only a few miserable people in on a Friday night.Complaint was heard about the food we saw. OH DEAR!
Sunday, March 11, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Old codger
 Very Poor
I've known the Nelson for decades, but recent experience exceeded disappointment levels to above that of when it was painted white. Was served a warm glass of white wine, and my chips on my meal brought a whole new meaning to twice cooked chips. ie. They looked like lunchtimes reheated leftovers. Staff surly and did not want to hear my feedback even though I was asked how my meal was.
If the landlord ever gets anyone decent in to run this place it could still be a great pub, but no chance at the moment.
Friday, November 4, 2011Rating: rosettes

wheatsheaf
 
has not been called the old flyer for 5 years now
Monday, March 14, 2011Rating: rosettes

Clive
 Fantastic Steak
I've never had steak like this before. Perfectly cooked and so moist.
This is the reason I go to Farnham.
Brilliant!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010Rating: rosettes

Trevor Jones
 Ancient history
The summer 2008 comment is two years old and just about the only negative you'll find on The Spotted Cow - try it for yourself.
Monday, May 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

Gareth Reilly
 Honestly...best food in Farnham
Myself and my wife have now been to this unassuming local pub a few times. Once for Sunday Roast and and a couple of times for an evening meal. We go out 3-4 times a week to eat (lazy I know!). Everywhere from Pizza Express to Chez Gerrard to TGI Fridays to nice local home cooked food pubs to more upmarket and avantegard restaurants in London. I can honestly say I have NEVER had a better Sunday Roast! But I have to admit my favourite is the Rib Eye Steak he serves.... Holy mother of god its good......tender and cooked to perfection, The steak is very well sized and I cant reccomend it enough...best in Surrey... no kidding....my missus had the homemade burger and polished it off in no time! Give this place a go....it really is a hidden treasure!
Thursday, April 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

Robbie
 New Foodie Place
The beer was excellent. Food was in a word 'tremendous'. Full roast, with braised red cabbage etc, excellent value at £6.95.

Will thej quality last?
Monday, February 22, 2010Rating: rosettes

Dead Eye Dick Curtis
 Farnham RUFC
Ol cobbet ow i miss you. 22yrs in oz and i still can taste the beer and warm atmosphere of you my old friend. many eves and w/ends spent with farnham RUFC in the loving arms of the william cobbet. all you who are lucky enough to go there still raise a pint or two to this absent friend and inmate
Monday, February 1, 2010Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Peter Rolfe R.I.P.
Aldershot Crematorium 1.30 pm 25th January 2010 , Family flowers only see Farnham Herald for details .
Friday, January 22, 2010Rating: No rosettes

B Driscoll
 OK for shopping
The Castle closed some years ago and is now a Tesco shop!!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009Rating: No rosettes

B Driscoll
 What Black Prince?
This pub was demolished some years ago!

Has it reopened elsewhere???
Sunday, September 27, 2009Rating: No rosettes

mike salczynski
 not called the old flyer but gone back to THE WHEA
Monday, August 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Elizabeth
 A lovely meal
Had a lovely Sunday lunch with friends here a couple of weeks ago. Very friendly, welcoming atmosphere and lovely home cooked roast with proper roast potatoes! Would highly recommend!
Saturday, July 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

Rod Paul
 Best Dining Experience
I was introduced to the pub as a result of our works Christmas do, where some 2 dozen of us had a really lovely event, The traditional Christmas meal (turkey with everything) was enjoyed by many, as were the free choice meals. Yes we had pre-ordered our individual choice from the really good selection, but the pub was just about full to capacity with a couple of other group does. The staff were very attentive and ensured that all the dishes were served together, and what dishes they were! The portions were generous, and the plates - and importantly the food on them - were hot, we were not rushed and the intervals between courses was just right.An extremely pleasant experience all round.


As a result, when my friends from Scotland recently visited, we went there for dinner. Having enquired whether the Venison that I had previously enjoyed so much would be available, you can imagine our joy when the chef himself came out to see us as we were seated , to confirm that it was. We all enjoyed the various individual courses very much, including tasters across the table, so much that we found great difficulty in nominating a favourite. Throughout the meal the attention from the really friendly, and professional staff, was exemplary - ensuring a truly wonderful evening. One of, if not the best, dining experiences we have enjoyed, definitely to be repeated many more times.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

Abi
 Hilariously bad food!
Don't get me wrong, the atmosphere is very nice, the staff attentive, but the food (Sunday) was hilariously bad, ie not edible in a 70's nostalgic throwback way...We did the typical English thing about not complaining (it was a Christmas party) .....but seriously horrid food was served...(check out the kitchen and a lot is explained...) So for a satirical throwback this is the place to go... I will try to be brave and contact the manager tomorrow! - So much for the reemergence in England of good pub food,,,
Sunday, December 14, 2008Rating: No rosettes

A N Other
 The Spotted Cow Pub
A Ploy from the management unfortunately as the person commenting below is actually the assisstant manager, and the owner's son. You don't fool us!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Charles
 Something new at last!!!
Visited this pub about 2 years ago and frankly it was the kind of place wher the jukebox goes off and the ball on the pool table stops as you walk in. NOW though it is clearly the coolest bar in Farnham, once inside you could be on the Kings Road in London or in some cool little bar in Soho. I had a pint of ice cold Heineken on tap. The food was fantastic, we had a mixed mezze starter and both had the steak for main, the menu explained where all the fresh ingredients came from. Their ethos is fresh and local, and that it was. I esepcially liked the chefs home made fresh tabbouleh. I urge anyone to try this bar and see how you feel.
Monday, October 20, 2008Rating: rosettes

John Cooke
 The Spotted Cow Pub
Also forgot to add life revolves around more than the shape of the Yorkshire puddings!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008Rating: No rosettes

John Cooke
 The Spotted Cow Pub
Went for dinner at The Spotted Cow on Thursday evening had an excellent meal with my family, the food was really well prepared and full of flavours. I had a Belly of Pork which was accompanied by mash with apple gravy. The belly was beautifully cooked and well presented. I had a Sticky toffee pudding which was delicious.

The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, with polite and efficient staff. As said below the prices were acceptable for the dishes we received, the beers on offer was interesting with a Moondance from FFF which is based in Alton according to the bar staff.

I would recommend this pub to anyone who enjoys well prepared food, at good prices and friendly staff.
Friday, September 19, 2008Rating: rosettes

Bill
 Good burger but....
Been here a few times and it is nice and relaxed although there always seems to be a bit of tension between customers and the staff when you enter? the burgers are good but the place feels and looks (on the terrace) untidy. And my one pet hate sticky table!!!
Friday, September 5, 2008Rating: rosettes

Morley St George
 AT LAST! Now a proper pub again
Following years of pandering to mindless drunks, mostly under age, SHEPHERD NEAME bought this pub in 2007 and an enthusiastic young management team have cleaned it up and made it a place where decent folk may once again enjoy a drink or a meal in a pleasant atmosphere.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008Rating: rosettes

G Waring
 DON'T GO HERE
Just had an awful Sunday roast here. Food was so bad we felt we needed to complain but unfortunately the manager wasn't the slightest bit interested.

He brought the chef out only to tell him not to talk but he wanted to show him how he dealt the complaints. He said the food was the last batch and that was the way it was. We explained we probably wouldn't be coming back then to which he said Well there's no point in talking to you anymore is there!

Great service guys.

On leaving the waitress explained that the head chef had quit a couple of weeks prior and even though they themselves have complained about the look of food going out and told to SHUT UP.

I urge you all to give this place a miss, unless you enjoy terrible food and service that is.
Sunday, June 29, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Kelly Crawford
 Under New Management
The ELm Tree has been under new management since March this year, and has also had a facelift. Entertainment includes Karaoke, live music, and the odd Ann Summers party. Its a great place to go if your a woman on your own, the all female bar team make you feel really at ease, and the locals are all really friendly. The manager has introduced lunchtime food, and also offers burgers etc at closing time to save customers making the journey into Aldershot.
Saturday, June 28, 2008Rating: rosettes

kelly crawford
 actually called the elm tree
owners changed the name about 8 years ago, then realised it was a big mistake - even the bus stop outside is called the elm tree!!
Saturday, June 28, 2008Rating: No rosettes

John Robertson
 Best pub in Farnham
Still the best pub in farnham.
Thursday, May 22, 2008Rating: rosettes

Kelsie
 
Recently visited the Shepherd and Flock. Found the bar staff to be helpful and friendly, with a good seletion of ales. There slogan is the Fresh Food Pub and it has certainly lived up to that. There's a good choice of freshly made baguettes and sandwhiches, with traditional home made pub food. Such as, Steak and Ale pie and Shepherds pie. We chose from the specials board Venison, which was cooked to perfection, and the Confit of Duck which was delicious. This came with a selection of fresh vegetables. We were informed that all the sweets were homemade, so we had Sticky Toffee Pudding with hot toffee sauce, warm Chocolate Peacan Pie with Maple Syrup and delicious Vanilla Icecream. Prices were reasonable, service was efficiant and friendly. Definately recommended.
Thursday, January 11, 2007Rating: rosettes

Mr Nick Barton
 Great Food
Visited last week, had a superb meal, the Tornados Rossini were very good, my partner had the John Dory, just as good.
A good seletion to chose from,
I will come back for the Sunday Roast.
Monday, November 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Trevor Smith
 Good old vilage pub
Recently visited with my Aunt who is 83, we were well looked after by the landlord Mark and his very pretty waitress, the food was cooked to order and worth the wait,well recomended,my aunt was very well looked after and we will return.
Thursday, November 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

C. Hunter
 Good Pub
They do need to train their staff a lot better though. The current batch of student bar staff seem to think they are doing everyone a favour by just turning up. They have no knowledge of what they are selling and little pride in providing good service.

The beer continues to be good but this pub could be so much better with some full time staff who want to be there!
Thursday, September 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

Chris Hunter
 Excellent Real Ale Pub
Recently refurbished which has added much needed space and created space for drinkers and diners to co-exist in comfort.

The beer is superb as is the food. Way better than usual pub food and an example to publicans elsewhere.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Stacey
 Fantastic
I would just like to add my recomendation to The Hampshire Arms. Great food, always friendly and helpful serving and bar staff . Alan and Margaret make very welcoming hosts - it is always a pleasure to eat here. The lunch menu is great and the evening menu is superb - always something to enjoy. Well done Hampshire Arms - looking forward to another one of your splendid themed evenings.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steven
 Whats going on!!!!
I have been visiting the Hop for a number of years. Over the past 18 months the food has been great, the staff helpful and the beer reasonably priced.
Oh how things change, the food was ok however the bar staff are lazy, scruffy students who when your lucky enough to get served still have the cigarette smoke in there mouth and blow it all over you (Disgusting). Also they seem too busy playing with mobile phones, reading papers, kissing their partners over the bar and drinking coke. The overall atmosphere of the pub has gone and the prices certainly do not reflect it.
It’s a shame as the pub was the last traditional place with the coach and nelson going down the pan. If they can sort out the food service, bar staff and drinks prices the place would be ok. Finally getting told last orders at 2.15 on a Thursday lunch is outrageous, get out of the 70s and think about what customers want. Very disappointed.

Monday, May 8, 2006Rating: No rosettes

clive davies
 REAL ALE WINNER
THIS PUB HAS WON THYE CAMRA SURREY/HANTS BORDER PUB OF THE YEAR IN 1999, 2005 AND 2006
The pub always has Cheriton Best, Courage Best, Ringwood Fortyniner and 4 other cask ales. It also has 4 cask ciders as well as the usual barcollection of lager, cider Guiness and soft deinks. If you fancy a snack ask the bar staff about there biltong.
Thursday, April 27, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Artemis Hanusiak
 William Cobbett Pub
I am trying to get in contact with my friend Peter Rolf who owns the William Cobbett Pub
Wednesday, April 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Laura
 Jolly
The Jolly Sailor pub, is an excellent place to have a laugh with friends. Anyone who new the last manager, would know that he was what made it run so well. Dont go there anymore as he is no longer there. Anyone who knew him knows what i mean.
Saturday, March 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Future
 What a Joke!!!
An interesting choice by one of my collegues...we wandered in and all appeared promising. Greeted by the smiling waitress who insisted the burger was the food to go for. ' I have one every Saturday...'. We should of realised something was a foot with her constant reminders of her lunch favourite. Anyway we sat down to enjoy our drinks in what is quite a pleasant atmosphere. Our food arrived. Three burgers! To our surprise they were cheese burger. To our amazement 100% Prime Beef had become processed meat. We complained to the manager and raised our objections. He took exception to this asked us to leave saying we had insulted him. Very rude....rubbish food and service without a smile. If I were you I'd steer well clear of this ridicluos establishment and its unbelieveable management.
Friday, February 24, 2006Rating: No rosettes

russ hobbins
 don't bother,go down the offy
Traditionally a local family friendly venue,the Alma was recently taken over by new tennants. The new landlord (an overweight uneducated,unwashed philistine) promptly set about destroying the pubs family appeal. The addition of a pool table and a few local tossers soon helped.
Friday, February 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

nj
 new landlord/landlady
Since being taken over in 2005 this pub has come on in leaps and bounds.
A lovely menu including good home cooked food, regular food nites and entertainment. Has to be the best pub in the area
Wednesday, February 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

shane and stacey
 great pub
great pub, lovely atmosphere. Felt really comfortable and cosy with the lovely open fire, perfect for the cold winter days.
The staff were great, made us feel very welcome, would recommend this pub to anyone who likes friendly, cosy atmosphere.
Saturday, February 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Maddie
 Review of Shepherd & Flock
We took a friend here for dinner for his 21st Birthday last Friday and I would highly recommend it!

I am writing this review as before we went I could not seem to find anything on this pub. There is a wide choice of food available on the menu, plus even more on the specials board. The average price for a main meal was around £8-10, although fillet steak was £16. (Rump was £11). Considering the size and quality of the meals I would say the prices are very fair. Drinks are also reasonably priced, and if you are into your real ales then there is a wide selection available. Food was also served promptly after ordering, and the two that had steaks said they were both spot on!

Bearing in mind that we went on a Friday evening, I was fairly surprised that the restaurant was not too busy (about half full). We had booked a table but when we got there we were able to choose any one we wanted.

Probably the best part about the evening was how accommodating the staff were. As it was our friend's 21st, we had already bought him a small cake and candles, and following a quiet word in one of the waiter's ears, we gave them the cake and candles to bring out following the dinner. This they did, complete with a bit of 'Happy Birthday' singing, much to the surprise of our friend.

As if having our cake and eating it wasn't enough, once we received the bill we were quite pleasantly surprised to find that they had missed off a couple of rounds! (Whether this was an accident or not we are not sure but we did keep quiet, however we did give them a nice tip!) Total cost for a meal for four people £44 - not bad at all!

If you get the opportunity then definitely go there, I will certainly be revisiting!
Monday, February 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Lesley Simpson
 superb
thanks,Alan and margaret,that was the nicest meal we,ve had for ages,beautiful food,lovely atmosphere,great service!
Saturday, January 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

AF
 Good Local
Good food, Cheap accomadation, the atmosphere of a traditional Pub...
Tuesday, November 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lola
 An Au Pair in The Black Prince
I was there about 17 years ago working as an au pair and taking care of three children.All what I have is good memories from that time. I perfectely remember the pub and the house upstairs.I spent three fantastic months there with the family.Are you still there?
Sunday, November 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Beverley Mansi
 great atmosphere
I went for a night out to this pub a couple of weeks ago and was felt very welcome by all the locals and strangers to the pub. The atmosphere was brill and the karoke was great . i was told that they have entertainment every saturday, The landlord makes you very welcome.
Sunday, September 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

Tim
 Lunch at the Hop Blossom
The food is always excellent and very good value. The service, however, is very slow even when they're not busy. Improve the service and it would be 5 stars. Other local eateries, such as the Nelson and The Coach have the most applalling service - it would be a shame for the HB to follow them.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

john rucksbridge
 Great Value
My wife and I had dinner on a Thursday Evening and we had such a great time.
The live music was splendid as we ate our very tasty food. I had chicken with garlic and lemon whilst my wife had a beautifull frittata thingy and both dishes for £12.00.
We look forward to visiting again its a shame outside seating is not available.
Friday, July 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sarcie git
 It's bear o'clock
A pub that surfs the waves of crap and slightly crap. The bar staff aren't that good looking cos one of em is Luke!! Lots of fit 17 year olds drink there though, selecta!!
Tuesday, June 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs Hooper
 Had a great time
We had a great time on sunday, wonderfull food and wines.

My husband found the web site that is very informative about whats happening in and around farnham
http://www.insidecatering.co.uk/Hop%20Blossom%20Page.htm
Monday, June 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

Brian
 Superb value for money
My local Cricket team visted for a bit to eat and were amazed by not only the choice and price but also the standard of presentation and service.

Its good to see the large breweries have not snapped this little jem up..

Well Dane all 11/10
Wednesday, June 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Brian
 Very nice pub
Good food, a welcoming atmosphere.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

jo-bob
 no frills student pub thats lots of fun
this pub is brill for very chaep beer and good looking bar staff. especially on wed pound a pint nights
Monday, June 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anthony Price
 The Ultimate Curry
We have visited the pub every Weds night for a few weeks for the Famous Curry Night and for the price you cant go wrong.
As you walk in the door the smell of spices hits you and you are immediatly hungry.
The menu is good with lots on offer, very good value.
Thursday, April 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Greg Stanford
 Chinese Night
I would just like to recommend the Hampshire Arms Pub for its excellent food in general. However, the special Chinese night menu that they had last week was especially good. Can't recommend it enough really.
Sunday, April 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

Tim Charles
 What a find
Great food super service and excellent wines all in one place what a find
Monday, February 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Bill
 Great pub shame about the grub!!!!!!!
The Nelson goes from very good to very poor in a matter of days unfortunatly the bad days out weigh the good. The menu sounds great but whenit arrives its an anti climax as it looks nothing like the menu describes.

SORT IT OUT
Sunday, February 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ian & Marie Gaskill
 An Old Fashioned Gem
I have been a regular for over 10 years and the pub is as good as its ever been. The chef prepares fresh tasty food free of microwaves! and the beers and staff make the vistit a pleasant one.
Sunday, February 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

Hugh Stuart
 Superb
Simply some of the best food I have ever had, with an superb wine list too. Very impressed and very suprised at finding this little gem. I will eat there again when I am over from Cambridge.
Saturday, February 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Glenn Peters
 Pub Brewery
Hi just a note to let you know that the pub is being kept as an Ale House, we will be adding the brewery in the future but may, in the interim, be brewing off site.
Thursday, February 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jonathan Wallace
 Excellant Ale House
This pub is currently being sympathetically upgraded, I love it because it really is a local pub with local regulars from Directors to Dustmen, no food (good), a place where you can walk the dog to and enjoy discussing the world. GREAT PUB!!!!!
Thursday, February 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

disapointed
 Over priced Poor standard!
we were very disapointed in the standard of food and the prices are stupid.
Tuesday, February 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

John Bourne
 The last real pub in Farnham
As the traditional pubs get sold to the big companies the Hop Blossom stands firm in remaining the last foot hold of fine ales and traditional fare. The food is fantastic and it wont break the bank to eat, we found it better than anywhere else around, the real ales are perfect and the surroundings make this pub a warm freindly place to bring your freinds.
Tuesday, February 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs Langton
 amazing cuisine
The food in the Hop Blossom is without doubt the best in the county, the menu is very diverse and the standard is out of this world 11 out of 10 all the way.
Tuesday, February 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lenny P
 Good but...
Been there twice with the family. Food is generally of a good standard and atmosphere (on a Sunday) is quite relaxed. However, the description of some of the dishes is not always accurate (e.g. creme brulee that is really a custardy cream desert - no brulee).
Sunday, January 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

Slate8
 The Best Burger
A firend and I have rated burgers from all over the south east and The Nelson Arms is the clear winner. If you get a chance, pop in and try one of their home made burgers - simply the best!
Wednesday, January 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Paul
 Appalling customer service by management.
We were charged for a meal we had to send back due to poor quality of ingredients, during a conversation with the owner to rectify this he turned his back on us and walked away. A truly arrogant man. (The young bar staff on the other hand were most polite).
Wednesday, December 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

marlene
 Try it!
You should try it!
Good atmosphere, great food and lots of it
Saturday, December 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

Duncan
 A proper real ale pub
At least half a dozen real ales on draught from various local breweries as well as a genuine bar billiards table. Friendly staff and top notch food make this a real nice, proper English pub.
Thursday, December 9, 2004Rating: rosettes

Katherine Cook
 Absolutely fab!
A low beamed ceiling pub with great character. The staff were brilliant and the food was fantastic. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
Friday, October 29, 2004Rating: rosettes

s
 great pub
best pub for fun,beer and birds
always been the coolest bar in town.
spent many an evening bladered in here
Friday, October 1, 2004Rating: rosettes

d
 this pub is haunted
the jolly sailor is a 500 year old coaching inn.
i used to live there and it IS haunted
Friday, October 1, 2004Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Not a pub any more
Tuesday, August 17, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 Now called The Exchange
Tuesday, August 17, 2004Rating: No rosettes


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