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 Selected Comments in Milton Keynes

Huwsmith@btinternet.com
 This Pub is Now Closed
With great sadness I regret to inform you that this pub is now closed
I believe it closed over a year ago
The word is that it will be turned in to a mosque
Thursday, October 25, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Tim
 Ruined
Had a ploughmans and a couple of pints and it was relaxing for me and the mrs till dome prats turned up with their brats and ruined our afternoon take them to a burger bar or youth club or better still get a baby sitter or put them in care.
Thursday, September 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Shaz
 Strippers Sat 21/07/2012
we got some hot totty for saturday week.
dont miss out these girls go all the way.
Saturday, July 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

HARRY
 PLEASENT SUPRISE
POPPED IN THE SWAN HAD A PLOGHMANS LOUNGE AND A PINT VERY TASTY AND NOT TO DEAR.
Saturday, June 30, 2012Rating: rosettes

John Harrison
 Complete disaster this place - AVOID
You need to avoid this place like the plague, service is terrible, we went this week and sat down for our meal, we were then handed our menus, we then ordered our drinks and when she returned handed us the specials menu for the day. 2 of us ordered burger and chips from the main menu and 2 of us ordered the chicken roast off the specials menu.

The server then told us they have no burgers and no chicken roasts, so having spent 10 minute deciding on what we wanted then had to decide again, why did they not tell us when we arrived what they did not have available on the menu.

Eventually 2 of us ordered fish, 1 a pasta with tomato sauce and another a risotto.

When it arrived the rissoto was swimming in oil and the egg was snotty ! nowhere near cooked enough, the fish was watery and the pasta had a tiny ammount of tomato sauce.

I could go on but can't be bothered it was a poor experience and one I do not want to repeat, I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS PUB in addition I will tell my friends and family never to go back here.

The place may look great but the food and service is awful!

AVOID!!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010Rating: No rosettes

stephen wilson
 address should be stony stratford
Tuesday, March 23, 2010Rating: No rosettes

s knights
 bad service
We had a meal booked at the Grand Union, Soulbury, for lunch today - us two and our baby. We had to wait over an hour to receive our meals - no fun with an increasingly bored and tired 15 month baby. Although the manager apologised (and offered us drinks) we do feel that this time wait was really not on. We suggest the pub either increases the number of sous-chefs at peak times - or - has a smaller menu.
Sunday, March 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

Paul Taylor
 never again
We were looking foward to celebrating a birthday lunch with 6 30 somethings.. From the outside the pub looks great, a fantastic setting that any business owner would be jealous of. The open fires, beautiful stone flooring and beamed ceiling... Unfortunately this is where the positives end. The service was amazingly slow for a start. We opted for the flat mushrooms on ciabatta which arrived as a plate of grey slop upon a non-toasted soggy ciabatta, My friends mushrooms were stone cold in the middle. My main course of Sausages, Mash and Onion Gravy was expected with eagerness, a firm favorite of mine. A plate of brown arrived, the 3 tasteless sausages balanced on top of stodgy mash which was drenched in tepid packet gravy. Not a single onion in sight, nor even the slightest hint of onion flavour. My friends chicken dish resembled a poor attempt at KFC, with the smallest limpest excuse for a salad. 5 small peices of leetuce, no dressing, bruised and brown around the edges. I opted out of desert and went for coffee, my friends braved the challenged and out came the chocolate tart with off creme fraiche. When I tasted the creme fraiche it was very clearly on the turn, and left a similar taste to stinking bishop in my mouth.. So a change to single cream was in order, which arrived 10 minutes later only following being told by the waitress that creme fraiche was support to taste off!. Having lived and eaten before, I know what this stuff is supposed to taste like, thank you!. All in all a disappointment, a trip to a wild bean cafe at a petrol station would have provided a far more enjoyable meal, unfortunately a birthday celebration tarnished by poor service and the worst food I have eaten in a restaurant for manay many years. But the coffee was fresh, I will give them that, the filthy cup it arived in and the disgusting crockery and cutlery cleaniness I can not forgive. I would recommend this pub only if you are wishing to end a relationship, make someone aware of a bereavment or simply to tel someone you dont like them!
Monday, January 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Dan Wells
 So bad its closed...
NEWSFLASH!

The Kingston Tavern has closed down! We drove past the place hoping to catch a quick lunctime drink there (we enjoy torturing ourselves by going to bad pubs for a laugh!) And all the windows have been boarded up, and the beautiful playground (that by the way was so dilapidated that any kid playing on it would get tuberculosis or worse) has even been dismantled and taken away by the bailiffs!

This pub had dire service, looked like the decor had been designed by Ronald McDonald's adolescent and Tempestuous brother and the beer was generally flat or the lines hadnt been cleaned!

The only thing it had going for it was convenience.

Lets hope that somebody gives the place a much needed refurbishment and a more commercially-minded operator takes over!
Friday, October 9, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Tyla
 nice place by the canal
Good food, nice seating out by the grand union. The olives are the best part.
Thursday, September 24, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Tyla
 nice place by the canal
Good food, nice seating out by the grand union. The olives are the best part.
Thursday, September 24, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Diane Jones
 Excellent Food
Having read the reviews of best pubs in Milton Keynes I recently had an excellent experience at Kingston Tavern which must mean that they have changed their Manager and it is now run correctly. The staff we attentive and everyone was friendly. The food was excellent.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mrs Edwards
 Food ok. The rest? - not so good.
My husband and I took out two girls there for a birthday lunch. It all started off very well with our server being most helpful finding booster chairs for the girls. He was very attentive. However the food took an absolute age to come and although it was ok - it wasn't great. The cutlery was absolutely filthy. Our soft drinks were sent back as the glasses were also filthy and smelt so bad you just couldn't put your nose in the glass. Each time we were told it must be the lemons giving off the unusual smell and that the glasses were fine. We had the drinks replaced three times but we still couldn't drink them. It was so obviously the dishwasher or the tea towels but no one admitted that.
Very mediocre experience I'm afraid - but pleasant server.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009Rating: rosettes

CH
 
Had the misfortune to eat lunch here recently - my partner ordered fish and chips and commented on it's taste which he thought was not right - I tried it and it was so off I had to spit it out into a napkin as the taste was so bad. I estimated that the fish was off by at least three days. The waitress witnessed this and offered a glass of water which I said no to as I had a soft drink. They refunded my partner's meal and took 1 off mine which I couldn't finish due to the taste in my mouth which wouldn't go away. Waitress apologised but didn't act surprised at what happened which was a bit worrying!! We are considering taking this further.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008Rating: No rosettes

claudia clarke
 Nice,modern and good food
I have been there a few times for lunch and found the best roast beef and really nice desserts.
Iam planning to go for a xtmas meals with friends .
Sunday, October 19, 2008Rating: rosettes

Paul King
 Lovely Village Pub
Had a meal in this friendly local pub the landlord and landlady were very friendly and the food was lovovely. Nice beer and nice atmosphere what more could you ask for!!!
Saturday, January 20, 2007Rating: rosettes

Silverback
 
We had a meal there just before xmas and I can honestly say it will take some beating, the food was amazing.Well worth a vist
Friday, January 19, 2007Rating: rosettes

Dan Cameron
 New Ownership
I have just taken this pub over and can assure you that this review in no longer relivant. Its on the way up!!
Tuesday, December 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Derek Charles
 The Nags Head, High Street, Great Linford, MK
The Nags Head in Great Linford. A lovely Olde Worlde pub with a welcoming atmosphere and open fires to warm you on cold days. Lynn Amos and her staff are cheerful and helpful. Walkers welcome. Great Sunday Roast Lunch.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

Kathy Moore
 Marle Inn
We have been here twice and both times the food was absolutley delicious - the menu in the week has a great selection and they do a sunday roast - the service was excellent and we were given a free bottle of wine with our meal which was most welcome!!!!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

reeta
 new management
trad village pub under new management - no changes yet!
had meal - not quite up to scratch but early days - desperatly needs sky tv - beer (IPA) was good but old speckled hen on a gas pump?
Wednesday, September 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

the little fella
 Nice firm bed, great room service
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time and would recommend to all
Tuesday, August 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steve Mitchell
 Fantastic Enertainment, nice bar staff
Had a wonderful time. Great for couples.
Wednesday, August 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sarah
 Excellent!!
They've done a great job re-doing this place
Wednesday, July 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Matt
 The newly re-opened Black Horse looks stunning
Thankfully the pub has returned to its Black Horse name and has left behind all the pre-cooked, re-heated 'food' it served whilst known as the Proud Perch. It has been wonderfully redesigned inside and the steaks we ate were cooked to perfection. However, we noticed all the food coming out the kitchen looked fantastic. Staff were very helpful and attentive and in all, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening! Wine was a bit pricey though. And we noticed the phone number isn't the one advertised on this webpage
Wednesday, July 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Megz
 Nice
nice quiet little pub with a nice beer garden to sit in, although not much to do for little children
Friday, June 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

harry marle
 it is good beer
it is good and fun
Friday, May 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

terry
 closed
after the fire of who knows how long ago building work is still proceeding, is the pub re-opening, and when? a beautiful pub and restaurent, a great loss...........
Thursday, April 20, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Lord of Misrule
 Nice pub
The plough is that sort of pub if you want a nice pint you'll get it. If you want a quiet drink you wont, this pub is about the best you can get for a community pub no fuss just a great pint. Kev the landlord is easy going, he has made this a nice pub to drink in.
Saturday, April 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

dave
 brilliant!
i think its great! the kids love playin in the play area and outdoor park and the cameras mean you can watch them while at your table. it can get a bit busy but obviously its something worth waitin for if everybodys going! its so good the kids are having their partys there.
Friday, March 17, 2006Rating: rosettes

LameWolf
 Friendly service, and Real Ales available
Such a lovely change to find a pub that doesn't allow squalling kids inside! Indeed, no under 14's allowed at all - and those over 14 only if eating a meal with an adult.
The muzak leaves a lot to be desired, but the staff are friendly and efficient, and there is always a selection of Real Ales available. These are kept a little colder than is ideal, but I have never yet had a bad pint in this pub.
My husband and I often take our Telegraph in there at the weekend, to do the crossword over a relaxing pint.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

charlie
 the enigma tavern
this is the best pub in Bletchley. the new managers are the best i have seen in years. the enigma tavern is only going to get better and better with this kind of atmostphere. its a great pleasure to drink here. i recommend that if ever you come over here then you need to take at least one trip to this pub and experience this for yourselves...
Thursday, December 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dave Hughes
 Nice friendly pub
Great pub
Sunday, August 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

miss terey
 work
i work at the kingston tavern and i know how busy it can get you have to be patient and prepared for a littel wait especially on a busy day how would you feel if you were in out shoes?
Friday, August 26, 2005Rating: rosettes

leanne marie burrow clayton
 this is a really good pub my gradma lifes here
this pub is great its the best pub ever i love it my gran owns that pub my step mum goes there and step sister i love it i hope it stays the same.
Friday, June 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

Peter Cartwright
 Small Friendly pub in Haversham
Fun Quiz Nights on Tuesdays.

Serious quiz on sundays

Good food.

Always warm and cosy.
Monday, May 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Gerrie
 Refused service
We were on a narrowboat shortbreak last weekend, and stayed overnight outside the Navigation Inn. When we went into the pub for a meal, we were given a most unfriendly greeting from the woman behind the bar, who told us we would have to wait an hour as we didnt have a reservation. Despite there being 3 tables free in the restaurant, and because we had 4 children with us (young teenagers), we werent allowed to wait in the bar area. At that point we asked if we could speak to the proprietor, but were told he was not available, nor would she give us a number to contact him on. When we appealed to her good nature, not wanting to walk back to the boat in the rain and wind, we were told we could wait outside on the covered balcony for an hour until there was a place in the restaurant. I decided that the proprietor might be interested to know that his staff are keeping customers waiting outside in the storm while tables stood empty in the restaurant, so I took a photograph of the open tables in the restaurant and of the balcony area. On seeing me using my camera, the woman behind the bar promptly told me to leave, and said that should we stay, we would not be served anyway. We left, feeling very disgruntled, and wonder whether the proprietor knows that his staff are happy to lose 6 paying customers, and gain a very annoyed person, who is prepared to spread the word of the poor service in his pub.
Monday, February 14, 2005Rating: No rosettes

John
 Avoid!
Avoid this place at all costs. Its supposed to be family frendly. We were left standing for 15 mins before staff told us there's no need to stand you just get a table. OK wer though - we ordered our food - 1 hour later it showed up - cold - the glasses were dirty. The place is messy and dirty. Not a pleasent experience.
Sunday, November 28, 2004Rating: rosettes

George Hill
 Best pubs? Get real!
Manager (landlady?) sitting this side, eating, reading paper - visibly annoyed (groaned) when two of us dropped in - together with one regular - at lunchtime. Place pretty well empty. No food - except crisps - which proved to be OUT-OF-DATE!!! NO DIET DRINKS!!! (I'm diabetic) Toilets disgraceful - NO paper in either of ladies' cubicles. EVERYTHING (tabletops, carpets etc) felt sticky
Sunday, October 3, 2004Rating: No rosettes


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