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Welby Arms, Allington

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Pleasant country pub that seems to be popular with diners and also has accommodation. The landlady was friendly. But the locals did give us a few strange looks. Beers were Landlord, Deuchars, Cumberland Ale, Broadside & John Smiths. Stowford Press was the cider. Worth a try.
blue_scrumpy - 29 Jul 2012 19:57
We stayed here in early February and, after the reading the review below, were lucky that we were the only people in the accomodation! The beers were good and the food quite average really, but certainly not inedible, and with a friendly landlady and landlord if was a nice place to eat drink and stay.
meland - 13 Feb 2012 12:35
Good food, friendly service and a warm welcome at this rather nice village pub. Decent range of ales, Deuchars IPA, John Smiths Cask and several others. Awesome steak and ale pie and a monster mix grill can be found here! Although not cheap, it's not extortionate either and you get what you pay for, decent portions of well cooked grub. Worth a visit if you're in the area, although wise to book on weekends as it is quite popular.
PMA - 13 Dec 2011 18:28
Unfriendly village 'local' with pricey food.
gentlebloke - 1 Apr 2010 12:59
Called in today (Monday) and the Tim Taylor's Landlord was off - cloudy, not settled out said the landlord. Tried the Jennings Cumberland Ale - possibly the last for a while given the floods in Cockermouth this weekend. It was OK. Certainly didn't bother with the John Smiths or Bass. Food menu was a bit pricey; baguettes were nice enough. Very popular with the punters so perhaps we were unlucky with the poor beer range.
GrahamH - 23 Nov 2009 23:17
As damn near perfect a country pub as you could hope to find. Set near the village green it has a lovely welcoming open fire, and tastefully furnished bars. A regular stopping point for us on our journeys north. The staff are friendly and really know their beers, which are kept on top form. The house regular is Timothy Taylor's Landlord, which means we never sample the other beers on! On this visit these were a brew from Titanic, John Smith's Cask and a.n.other whose name escapes me for the moment. The menu is supplemented with a specials board and the food has been excellent on all our visits. Bar meals are available all days except Sundays, but we opted to eat in the restaurant this time as we were staying overnight. The Beef Byron and Pork medaillons were to die for, and you don't need a mortgage to buy a bottle of wine!
The only negative points we found were in respect of the accommodation, which is housed in a row of converted garages. The rooms could not be faulted on comfort or tasteful decoration, but where they did fall down was on noise insulation, or complete lack of it! Not only did we have to listen to the couple next door's 'in flagrante delecto' performance half the night, we were then subject to their post-coital pee-ing, farting, and poo-ing routines in glorious surround-sound!
Nonetheless, though we shall probably not stay overnight again, we shall continue to visit the pub whenever we are in the area.
fellwalker - 14 Mar 2008 12:39
Back again for the 5th time at least in as many years, and I stand by my earlier comments-for the passing visitor this is an excellent pub, with good value food, good beer, and friendly service. The Tim Taylor's Landlord was in perfect condition.
wittenden - 28 Oct 2007 23:24
Slightly ambivalent about this place. The food was fine except that my vegetables arrived cold, the server very kndly took them away and once microwaved they were fine. Beer OK and the interior looked cosy but the whole place seems a little clinical.
secretdrinker - 20 Aug 2007 11:32
Our extended family stops here en route to Yorkshire each October half term: the welcome is always freindly, and the landlord pie marks the start of our holiday. The beers are well kept and varied
wittenden - 20 Mar 2007 20:39
I visited this pub in May as one of the judges for CAMRA Champion Pub of Lincolnshire. I found it to be as attractive inside as out, the beer was good and there were a lot of people enjoying their pub lunches. The title incidentally was achieved by the Thorold Arms, Harmston (qv)
Alerover - 28 Aug 2006 15:12
THE WELBY ARMS IS A PROPER RURAL GEM, I WON'T HAVE ANYONE SAY NEGATIVE TWODDLE ABOUT IT. WEEKENDS ARE USUALLY FULLY BOOKED, THE SERVICE IS EXCELLENT, THE NEW MENUS ARE TO DIE FOR AND THE PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE FOR THE SIZEABLE PORTIONS YOU RECEIVE.
THE LETTING ROOMS ARE BEAUTIFUL (AA 4 DIAMONDS), I HAVE BEEN COMING HERE FOR OVER 4 YEARS AND FEEL THE EARLIER COMMENTS LEFT WERE OUT OF ORDER. THE REAL ALES ARE IN ABUNDANCE AND THE STAFF ARE WARMING. A RURAL PUB IS WHAT IT IS, WERE THEY EXPECTING A WHETHERSPOONS??? HONESTLY THE CHEEK OF SOME PEOPLE.
camramember - 26 Aug 2006 17:49
I don't normally bother writing reviews for pubs I visit, but I think The Welby Arms deserves words of praise. The atmosphere is calm, warm and relaxing. There are no young yobs, plenty of real ales and the service was superb! The food was excellent, and I will be visiting again. Many Thanks.
properdiamondgeezer - 26 Aug 2006 16:31
We came on a saturday lunchtime and had a cold jacket potato and it took ages to come aswell! Staff did not care nor did the manageress. Really poor service in a tired looking restuarant. we wont be back.
thebeerdoctor - 18 Jul 2006 17:25
We go there as a treat. It may be forty miles ,but it is worth building it into a trip to Great Gonerby etc.
Yesterday we were on the doorstep at 11.55am. waiting for opening time. The log fire was burning and we had our usual of a baguette overflowing with thick slices of ham served with salad and coleslaw. No Timothy Tailors though this time, a pint of which can be enough reason on its own to visit.
We have eaten in the restuarant and the meal was excellent value.No jukebox etc.
R.W.Pickard - 27 Oct 2004 21:53

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