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The Rose and Olive Branch, Virginia Water - pub details

Address: Callow Hill, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4LH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1546) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Virginia Water (1 mile), Egham (1.8 miles), Longcross (1.9 miles)

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The RAOB is a little out of the way and it's something of a surprise that it keeps going.

We visited on a Thursday lunchtime, when the place was surprisingly busy. The bar had 3 pumps but only one beer was available - GK St. Edmunds Gold - the IPA had apparently just run out. The Gold was better than I expected ( I'm not a fan of gold beers), but only one beer available isn't really good enough these days.

The pies were fine. It is essentially a stew in a bowl with a crust over the top. But both pastry and contents were very good and very hot. Chips were also good and the meal with came with a selection of vegetables which were cooked far better than one usually gets.

So pub was fine, food was fine, they just need to sort out the range of beer.
ramblethenlunch - 8 Jan 2013 13:16
Four of us ate here a couple of Sundays ago and booked in advance, taking advice from other posts.

While the range of pies and wellingtons on the menus built up our excitement, we came down to earth with a bump when the overpriced food arrived. The wellington was just a filling on a plate with a pastry top; the pies a filling in a pot with the same wellington covering. Roasted potatoes from a bag you could get in a supermarket and the tiniest portions of veg were a further disappointment.
WobblyPop - 30 May 2011 18:02
We were recommended this ub for food wuite a few times and decided to go and try it. What a lovely place! The food was absolutley fantastic and as other people said more Restauramt standard than pub, however it was brilliant. The pub itself is quaint and the service from the staff was absolutley brilliant. We will be returning again very soon and would highly recommend it to anyone who is in the area. 10 out of 10!
micala1 - 10 Aug 2010 14:24
Great place to go for way above average pub food and good beer. The food and the service are truely exceptional with a wide range of delicious dishes served by genuinely helpful & friendly staff. I agree that it is almost more restaurant than pub , but this is a credit as it is down to the quality and style of the home cooked food. With 2 roaring fires I would go there just for a few pints of Abboi were it not for the temptations of the kitchen. Well worth a drive out. But be sure to book - such is it's popularity some nights.
bee123 - 3 Apr 2010 18:01
Just three months on from my previous visit, and I found that everything had changed. Instead of just being able to pop in of a lunchtime and find plenty of free tables, order my beer and meal, and pay for it as I ordered, it's now more restaurant than pub. Full to capacity (entirely with old people). You wait to be seated, order at the table, pay at the end and receive a handwritten receipt! All very strange and nothing like a traditional English pub. But for the record the beer and food is as good as ever and the prices haven't increased.
Trev - 17 Feb 2010 21:52

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