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Anne Of Cleves, Melton Mowbray

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user reviews of Anne Of Cleves, Melton Mowbray

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Late Sunday afternoon visit. The building is dripping with history and looks great. It even smelled old. The garden looked very inviting , but as it was hot, we retreated inside. Everards boozer so went for a pint of Tiger, which was perfectly good. Did n`t eat, but the staff were friendly and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere. Worth a visit.
anarchobeer - 10 Jun 2018 19:33
Popped in for a couple of pints on the way to the station. Disappointed Tiger was just being pulled through but Old Original a very drinkable substitute. Not many in but those that were were very friendly. A very pleasant hour.
Kenny260556 - 12 Jul 2017 09:46
Tiger, Original, & Rocket (Brunswick brewing company) along with Kicking bottle cider "Fullback" on my last visit in late September. Pub was packed along with the garden as well. Give it a go, lovely setting in a 600 year old building originally built as a dwelling house for parsons in Melton...

Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 29 Sep 2014 12:30
Hugely characterful exterior but oddly does not feel especially historic inside. Everards Original was perfectly drinkable but perhaps lacked complexity. Good to see a real cider on handpump (Hogans).
richythemole - 8 Apr 2013 21:22
I agree with 8100bob, nice pub selling good beers... I had a couple of pints (Everards Yakima - 4.0 & Castle Rock Elsie Mo @ 4.7%): Both really nice beers. Didnt eat because it was not serving Sat afternoon, but menu looked good. A good atmosphere as well.
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 3 Apr 2013 13:55
I visted with two friends on a Wednesday. We had two pints each of different brews. No soapy tastes, so either there is a different celarman or he has learned the trade now. I agree with bjbrummiejohn (sep 2012), beer was good but not cheap but then it is in a small town. We didn't eat but the food looked OK and plenty of tables were eating. I'd say the pub is worth a visit
8100bob - 27 Feb 2013 22:14
Some strange reviews for this pub but I found it charming.
Sone/Wooden floor with Wooden Furniture.
GBG listed with 6 hand pumps 5 for ale & 1 for Cider.
2 x Everards Tiger which I tried and found OK @ 2.95 a pint.
Original and two rotating guest ales.

bjbrummiejohn - 3 Sep 2012 07:50
Bit of a chainy, school dining hall feel to it - not too pub like. The pint of Tiger was a bit soapy and not particularly nice.
Snarling_Mallard - 10 May 2012 18:03
Tried all three Everards beers which were spot on. The food was very good and the service pleasant. Even though it appeared to be a foody pub we were able to play dominoes without any problems. A very interesting building, evidently left to Anne of Cleves (Henry VIII fourth wife) in a divorce settlement. Lots of what look like genuine artifacts from that period around the walls and on the ceiling!
JBGatelad - 11 Aug 2011 20:48
Just popped in on the way home on a thursday night for a quiet pint, sat in the little room at the end near the stairs to the toilets. While having a quiet pint got told you cant sit here, its for eating only. How rude can you get? There was no one eating in there and no sign saying you cant sit there and have a drink, they did'nt even ask if we were eating! I have lived in Melton all my life and have never known a pub like it, I have visited this pub on numerous occasions in the past and must admit its the worst pub I have ever been in. Unless you are a local yokel from around the Snobby area's of Melton you wont be welcome here, and I must say it really is a dump. If you ever go upstairs to the toilets you will see what I mean.
So if you are thinking of visiting this pub when visiting Melton don't be fooled its nothing to write home about. There are plenty of better cleaner and friendlier pubs in the town and you will be made to feel welcome.
burtonian - 8 Jul 2010 21:30
We were on a long weekend break from Lancashire and saw The Anne of Cleves on this and other web sites and read about its history. It is a beautiful building in lovely surroundings and when I walked in I thought I was in heaven. The interior has retained it's traditional past and there were 6 hand pumps on the bar, 4 local Everards and 2 guest ales.
I tried one of the Everards and this is when my disappointment set in. After a long day driving down I was so thirsty that I'd drunk half before realising there was something wrong, it tasted vinigary and was as cloudy as the Mersey. Fortunately, I was in the garden so the roses suffered the rest and I went and tried a different ale. I tasted this and it was worse and cloudy. Changed it for another brew and sat in the garden. This was barely drinkable but managed most, the rest on the roses. Thinking that the 2nd one out might improve I tried the same again but this was awful. Was about to complain when another bloke came in and tried one of the guest ales, he looked at it, tasted it and got it changed, tried that and got a pint of lager instead. Two other blokes came in got 2 pints tasted and looked but sat down pulling faces, their's were both cloudy. Finally I got up took my almost full pint to the bar and informed the barmaid that the landlord obviously needed a lesson in cellar management. It's a great shame because, as I said, the building and surrounding area are beautiful and if the beer was anywhere near as good this pub would be a great asset to Melton Mowbray.
jake2 - 27 Jun 2010 14:24
Yes the landlord is from Kenny in Liverpool - he has a sense of humour which cannot be said for the other scousers who posated on here - get a life please - great palce recommended and if you don't like humour - go somewhere else!!
gazza337 - 19 Jul 2009 19:32
With the review from Clumf, Have things got so bad you've lost your sense of homour? Did you not realise one off your own said it? As landlord brought up in Kenny, Liverpool 7.
Ecu1 - 10 Jul 2009 21:40
Lovely pints of Everard Original & Twenty Two Florins. Really nice pub with good olde worlde decor and feel !
stevane - 3 Jun 2009 19:36
Good beer choice and well kept too; spacious. Not too keen on the food and they only seem to do a full meal; I asked for a bowl of chips but they wouldn't do it; no problem getting that nearby at the Crown though!
dhderby - 6 Apr 2009 18:07
Four of us visited this pub on the recommendation of a pal, looking forward to a good meal and a swift pint on our flying visit to Melton.

Whilst booking our table, a member of staff - the chef or landlord - recognised our Liverpool accents and made a comment about having to count the cutlery. What a shame. We finished off our pints and left, taking our 100 with us. We went on to have a thoroughly enjoyable night out at another pub in Melton, where the staff weren't quite so prejudiced.
Clumf - 8 Mar 2009 21:53
I got into here Friday night after spending a serious amount of time at Melton beer festival; I asked the volunteers behind the bar for a good local pub for a quick snifter pre- train, and surprisingly this place got a big thumbs down... However I found this to be a lovely sprawling place and not at all pretentious or as restaurant- like as I was advised. Okay, it was very low light/ candles and quiet tasteful music with a slightly more mature clientelle, but it gave a most plesant restful atmosphere in which to enjoy my pint of Tiger. Alongside the usual Everards line up were two guests (I think - had been a very long day!) and the condition was good.

Most worthy of a visit methinks!

TerrysJessica - 23 Sep 2008 19:12
Steeped in history and allegedly haunted. with the full range of Everards beers available, this pub is certainly worth a look-in on your way from the station (or even to it!). If you're lucky to visit in the summer, the genuine beer garden is a joy. Unlike a previous reviewer, I didn't spot any dog dirt.
Alerover - 6 Jun 2008 16:18
Very clean friendly pub. Food excellent, best pint of tiger in leicestershire.
Ecu1 - 30 Oct 2006 16:42
I agree with the surly comment - apart from the staff spending their time at the bar smoking geting all upset when you wnat serving, another asked me for a couple of rizla papers!!!! (Landlord - pay your staff more...) Don't ever interupt the barmaids crossword, oh and the old man at the end of the bar who looks like worzle gummage - don't try a conversation with him, if you can understand him you are better than I.

A very smoky place and you need a wash when you come out.... chips do need cooking more and
anonymous - 29 Aug 2006 18:52
I think the person who said the landlord and staff are a laugh must have had too many beers.
anonymous - 22 Aug 2006 17:33
While the pub itself is very nice, the service we received one lunchtime was appalling. Everything seemed far too much trouble and the staff were surly. The food was also disappointing, dry baguettes and undercooked chips.

The garden was beautiful, but marred by the pungent aroma of dogdirt.

The drinks were nice though!
anonymous - 22 Aug 2006 17:20
A great place to visit, food is the best in Melton, both lunch and evening although I would recommend booking for evening and Sunday lunch.

beer is more expensive than other places but it keeps the dross out, got to be a bonus.

Landlord and staff are a laugh and welcoming.
vcclub - 18 Aug 2006 19:30
The only proper beer garden in Melton (i.e. a garden, not a courtyard), but the beer is always expensive and not always well poured (especially when busy, i.e. when full of office types at 5pm on a Friday afternoon!). Usually a good range of beers though
melton69 - 9 Nov 2005 12:44
Olde Worlde atmosphere. However, they are a bit up their own ar.e. Overpriced.
rhemming - 1 Apr 2005 13:03

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