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Nice Wadworths beers and a decent steak in a friendly atmosphere. What more could you want?

A canalside location you say? Sorted.
Royed - 29 May 2017 14:43
Nice to see the Wadworths reps on here praising up their own as usual. As it's so marvelous, maybe they could persuade the tenants to stay open past 9.30pm on a Thursday night in August!
Benson_Hedges - 7 Aug 2012 21:20
I was recently looking for a pub to celebrate my mothers birthday and had heard that the bridge inn at horton was under new ownership and thought id give it a try. We were throughly delighted with what we found. The pub had a welcoming atmosphere, great service and the food was to die for. I had the home made 6X steak and mushroom pie. My partner had the roasted red snapper, with cream mash and red pepper sauce, whilst my parents had the steak and said that it was the best they'd had in years and they are not easy people to please. We will definately be making a quick return, to sample some more of the menu. I have no hesitation in recommending this venue.:)
Buttons99 - 1 Dec 2011 14:39
As I Live on a canal boat, it might be said that I see the pub from a different angle (ha ha). To be serious for a moment though, I thought the Bridge Inn @ Horton was extremely friendly considering the new tennants John & Bonnie are still making it there own.
The food was very good both from a vegetarian and a meat eating point of view. The beer, especially the 6X from wooden casks behind the bar superb. My only advice for newcomers to this Inn would be to be yourself, and accept that as it sits by the beautiful Kennet & Avon canal, you might meet characters that challenge your own outlook on life. Not a bad thing!
BoatGypsy - 19 Nov 2011 18:46
went to this delightful pub for a birthday lunch, 5 adults and 2 children. Bar staff very helpful, cheerful and attentive. Food was first class, including the children's meals , served with a smile, on time and, thoroughly enjoyed by all. They were even happy for us to take our own birthday cake in place of ordering dessert from the comprehensive menu. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this hostelry which we will be visiting again and again. Thank you very much for a very enjoyable meal.
Yorkshiretyke - 19 Nov 2011 15:34
When I first visited this pub 25 years ago it was a basic canal side boozer with beer and cheese rolls. Well its certainly not that now! Seems to becoming a destination foody pub, but I suppose if thats what it takes to stay open so be it. Service was friendly, Wadworth Swordfish, IPA and 6X available from the wooden barrel by gravity. I ate here and the food was under a tenner for a chilli and rice, homemade and quite acceptable. If you like your pubs with old fashioned atmosphere go to the New Inn at Coate a mile away.
Hodge1 - 8 Nov 2011 15:32
My partner and I ventured into the Bridge Inn having discovered on the grapevine that the notoriously rude landlord had since vacated the premises.

The place has been redecorated in ‘hospital white’ an interesting choice. Never saw any signs of a landlady or landlord but there were four bored looking teenage girls behind the bar; must have been expecting a rush, although the place was practically empty.

We were greeted by; did I say ‘greeted’? What I meant to say was, a young lady approached us with a face like a haunted mirror and an attitude to match. We ordered our drinks from said young lady; who seemed to be mentally preoccupied and was only capable of communication via a series of grunts. We intended to stay inside but for the language of a couple of Neanderthals seated at the bar, so decided to go into the garden.

We stayed for the one drink and are unlikely to return. The Bridge has lost something and I’m not referring to the landlord, I am referring to its cosy friendly atmosphere. What it has been replaced with is an indifferent, clinical and stereotypical mass produced and instantly forgettable ‘housing estate’ pub; gone is the cosy village inn that once was - a crying shame.
willows - 1 Sep 2011 09:11

We called and checked earlier in the day as to what time was the latest we could order food on a Sunday. We were told that so long as we order by about 4.45pm we could still eat. We were met by a surly bloke in the hall at 4.45 who was far from welcoming - rude infact - who told us the kitchen was closed. We ended up at a more welcoming pub - The Black Horse at Cherhill and spent over £120 there! Certainly won't be giving this place any second chance!

familyivory - 29 Aug 2011 13:31
I must pick up on pblake80’s review when he says ‘I have been reading some strange reviews’. There is nothing ‘strange’ about peoples individual opinions pblake80 and it would seem you are in the minority. I have visited this pub several times and have always come away with the same impression (see my review) suffice-to-say, I no longer frequent this establishment.
willows - 19 Dec 2010 12:04
I have been reading some strange Reviews regarding this Hostelry, which are not commensurate with my own. All I can say is that those negative reviewers must had be unfortunate to frequent on an off day (we all have those don't we). When in the area I always make a point of calling into this excellent Pub. The Lancashire Hot Pot is to die for ! Well not literally anyhow. I have always founf the landlord and staff very warm and welcoming and would recommend anyone to call in when in the area whatever the Season.
pblake80 - 17 Nov 2010 18:34
Well what can I say? Firstly we call The Bridge Inn our local even though we are 20 miles away from Swindon! This is simply because we love the place! So warm and friendly, the pub is in a great location right by the Kennet & Avon canal, scrumptious home made food and even pints of 6X straight from the wooden barrel! We would definitely recommend a visit and are sure you'll visit often! :)
Malc_86 - 31 Oct 2010 22:23
What a shame.
Wonderful location, right beside the Kennet and Avon Canal. Idyllic.
Spoilt by a man that has perhaps been in the trade for to long.
Beer was very good and the food was good by pub standards.
Landlord? Not a happy bunny!
Cheer up mate, you could have a wonderful pub with a fabulous trade.
3 is all you get. And really 2 of those is for the location
inkywebber - 19 Jun 2010 17:34
Visited on a Saturday lunchtime. The ales from wooden barrels behind the bar looked good and tasted OK. Pub was not very busy so would have hoped for quicker service on the food. And yes, the landlord is not exactly filled with bon homie so not a great atmosphere.
Benson_Hedges - 13 Apr 2010 14:06
Wadworth ales from the wood tend to vary in quality. Food over priced. Nice location and traditional English Pub spoilt by loud obnoxious landlord with few manners.
willows - 3 Nov 2009 19:02
good beer good food good setting -
but management and satff are so miserable
Wiltsman - 18 Jan 2008 10:52
Lovely canalside location with good amount of outside seating. Menu changes regularly and the specials board always features some great homemade dishes. Have visited before and will return. Service is attentive but could do with a little humour injection!
CarrotMuncher - 18 Apr 2007 12:12

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