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Waldegrave Arms, East Harptree

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First visit here and it won't be the last. Cracking pint of Bath Ales SPA. As for the food, well I can't add much to the last couple of reviews. Outstanding. At first glance the roast belly pork panini seemed a trifle expensive at £7.95. When it arrived I realised what good value it was. 3 good sized slices of slow cooked belly, grilled apple, home made onion relish and superb cole slaw and the dressing on the salad was to die for. We did order a portion of chips, which were excellent, to share, but not really needed as the portions were so generous.

I shall return.
Jules_B - 4 Jun 2013 15:06
April 2011 (Post budget)

Butcombe Bitter still 2-85 (though landlady Sharon said it may need to go up 5p).

Two bad pints of Bombardier 2-90 changed immediately without question. We later found out it had been in the lines all day. Swopped to Butcombe which was fine.

Eaten here several times, better than usual pub food. Never had a dissapointing meal.

Good value for money.

Nice example of small country pub with garden for families. Dining room pleasant enough and food good enough, for a celebration

pheon - 13 Apr 2011 21:02
Lovely pub found just outside Bristol, had a fantastic venison burger, great service, kids had a great time in the garden with the rabbits and guinea pigs.
David_williams - 26 Apr 2010 21:25
Food was outstanding; great atmosphere and solid ales and bitters
cramercr - 11 Nov 2009 17:45
Whilst visiting friends in the area with my mother from wales we were recommended this pub for a midday meal.How dissapointing.The staff consisted of one lady serving behind the bar and also taking the food orders.When the food arrived it was very mediocre for the price.Both food and drink prices were over the top. There seemed to be little organisation or hospitality in the pub,when a number of other patrons arrived it seemed the one and only barmaid found it difficult to cope.This will be our first and last visit to this pub as we are now aware of other pubs withing the area that offer better food and service for the same if not cheaper prices.
linda56 - 27 Sep 2009 10:46
Despite the previous reviews ,eventually went and tried the place for myself .Nice setting olde worlde place,and then it's all down hill.
We made the mistake of sitting in the bar next the entrance door,amazing how many people do not close the door in/out and the smell of Ciggarettes wafting in didn't enhance the food experience.Spanish omelette and a ham,eggs,chips.although the ploughmans we saw looked well presented.Our meals Spanish omelette nothing special to look at or taste the ham did have a warming and a honey taste which i like and the salad garnish well dressed,the frozen chips run of the mill,So on the food front nothing much to shout about at all save the prices (up).And pub of the year 2009 one sign boasted.The J2o's were expensive also.The Draconian service by the one member of staff was painfully slow,even when a rush came in the service was not improved.(still just one person).My partners coffee never arrived and we were amazed to see too people who had just entered the pub given coffee's,Ours did not arrive so we paid and left.All in all a very basic pub experience on both food and service fronts.If your going to charge for high service and goods make sure you can back it up.On a final note the cofee can filled with mustard that came with the meal tasted very much of soap.It's a thumbs down for me..
james55westhead - 26 Sep 2009 16:40
Lunchtime visit July 09
Friendly landlady although being on her own the service was very slow.We chose the Waldy board which in spite of being a somewhat strange mix was perfecly acceptable. The beer, Cheddar Ales Gorge Best, was first class.It must rate as one of the finest local ales available in the area.

mangelwurzler - 1 Aug 2009 22:06
Decent country pub with a strong emphasis on food, although there is a seperate bar area with a plasma on the wall. A little tucked out the way, but it's worth searching out and is in fact less than a minutes drive from the B3114 West Harptree/Chewton Mendip Road.
It's got all the essential features a country pub should have like friendly welcome, wooden beams, lots of artefacts hanging around and a friendly cat (years ago they had one called Waldy, but I suspect he's passed on by now).
Food is restaurant quality (and prices) rather than bar snacks, but worth checking out as we were very pleased with everything we had. They also do a curry and a pint on Tuesdays for a fiver and some deal with lasagne on Wednesdays.
I think there was only a couple of beers on tap, one being Butcombe. Also Stowford Press Cider.
Blackthorn - 29 May 2009 07:51
Really nice food, I had the chicken with stuffed banana covered in bacon - it was nice, trust me! Proper country pub.
mjhizzy - 8 Jun 2006 01:21
Surprisingly good cask beer (Butcombe) for a southern pub.
Excellent restaurant not too expensive.
Does get some local loony type chavs as customers, but not too noisy.
Large gardens, pleasant in summer.
Music sometimes too loud.

davidmurray - 5 Oct 2005 21:35

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