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The Magpies, Woburn - pub details

Address: 18 Bedford Street, Woburn, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 9QB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25577) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Aspley Guise (2.4 miles), Woburn Sands (2.6 miles), Bow Brickhill (3.6 miles)

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As mikey64 pointed out more than two years ago, this is now Longs Inn, but, surprise, surprise, the listing has not been updated…

At one time this must have been a traditional old coaching inn and in many ways still looks the part, but has also clearly had something of a contemporary makeover. It consists of a public bar to the left, a lounge/restaurant area to the right and a courtyard garden at the rear. It would appear that accommodation is also offered. It was very quiet on a recent Tuesday evening visit, and it looked as though all the punters that were there may have been residents. The public bar is currently closed for refurbishment, so unfortunately I am unable to leave much in the way of a detailed review for this. The landlady was friendly and helpful.

The lounge and restaurant off to the right consists of a small lounge area at the front with just a couple of tables, leather arm chairs and a sofa. Further back it opens out in to the restaurant with a small bar counter dominated by a coffee machine. This has quite a contemporary feel with wooden boards on the floor, khaki green paintwork on the walls with white detailing elsewhere and a number of black ceiling and support beams. The tables were all laid up for food and the chairs were of the upright, brown leather variety. A couple of arty black and white photos were hung on the wall and there was a brick fire-place. From what I could see of the bar this had a tiled floor and a large brick fire-place with a wood burning stove as well as some exposed brick wall elsewhere.

The menu was fairly succinct, and appeared to be aimed slightly higher than your usual “pub grub”, but certainly nothing too gastro-like. Most of the mains were around the £10 mark and consisted of option such as smoked haddock fishcakes, sausage and mash and a venison burger. My meatballs with tomato and basil pasta and garlic bread was a decent enough dish and generously proportioned. Possibly the price was slightly ambitious at £10.50, but I’ve no complaints and would happily return to try something else.

Beers on tap were the local Fenny Popper from the Concrete Cow Brewery and the ubiquitous Doom Bar. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately.
Blackthorn - 10 Jul 2013 08:11
Now 'Longs' as opposed to Magpies. Beers on tap were Speckled Hen and Adnams (tried latter and was perfect). Voting taking place on next guest between Deuchars, Timothy Taylor Golden Best and Youngs Bitter. Friendly service - trying to make a good go of it. Would return as one of the few GK free options in the village.
mikey64 - 19 Jan 2011 20:49
Very pleasant family owned pub/hotel in Woburn high street. Through the main entrance the bar is to the left. Small with traditional low beams. Bishop's Finger & Black Sheep on draught which was a relief from the other pubs which are all Greene King in Woburn. Restaurant is through the main entrance to the right & is slightly more contemporary & very tasteful. Beer garden is through the courtyard to the left & is long & narrow with ivy covered trellises - Great on a warm day. Best pub in Woburn as far as I'm concerned.
happytyskie - 5 Jul 2010 17:56
Excellent beer and sausage festival a couple of months back and good beers served on tap.
adamcroft - 30 Jun 2009 11:03
Much more like a traditional village pub than the other hotel bars in Woburn High Street.
rpadam - 15 Jun 2007 19:55

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