The Wooden Spoon, Downton - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3036) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Food served, Real ale
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|Called in for a drink and meal one Friday evening while staying in town on holiday and found it to be first rate - a friendly welcome, with good service and food. Excellent!|
micbinks - 21 Jun 2012 16:09
|carlos23, another one off reviewer, I wonder which pub he owns that is not as good or as friendly as this one?|
littlecon - 28 Jul 2011 14:00
|I can only assume that the reviewer before me caught the Spoon on an off day, or possibly had exceptional expectations. I live up the road and have been popping in at every opportunity since the current family took over over a decade ago. It is probably the friendliest pub in a village with a lot of friendly pubs, and the food is rated highly by most people who eat there, including me - home-cooked food of the kind one would cook for oneself if one had more time, and inventive with it. I notice that all the other reviews are universally positive, and with good reason.|
Hilt.thing - 7 May 2011 22:36
|Very disappointing. We picked this pub for a meal out in Downton based on other reviews here and I can only presume it has changed hands since these were written.|
Service was virtually non-existant, waitress was silent/sullen and the gentleman who we presumed to be the manager not much more welcoming/friendly. The pub did not seem excessively busy so this did not explain the lack of service.
Portions were quite small and the sunday roast was meagre in its portions, probably the smallest roast dinner I have paid for. The lamb tangine was a more reasonable sized portion. Avoid the chocolate brownie surprise as the only surprise is that you're paying close on £5 for a small bowl of chocolate sponge with ice cream on top. Apple pie and custard was badly microwaved! (How can you get that wrong?)
Rather strangely there is no menu - the only menus are on two blackboards meaning that depending on where you are sat you have to leave your table to loiter around deciding what to have. The range of dishes it must be said seemed good in its variety.
Overall impression was that they weren't that interested in our custom - shame, as the pub itself is pleasant in its decor and we were lead to expect better. We won't be going back.
carlos23 - 7 Mar 2011 11:13
|A lovely family run pub serving honest homemade food. On the sunday we went in there was a choice of 3 roasts as well as the normal menu boards. Having been in there for a drink one sunday we knew it was popular so booking a table is a must.|
They have a sign saying we do not serve fast food we serve good food.
Unfortunately many people want their food at their table within 10 minutes and hate waiting, what has happened to going out for a nice relaxed meal these days!
It was so good we are going again today for lunch!! My Mum has just moved to Downton and this is her nearest pub and we will be visiting regularly as a familly!!
Keep up the good work.
chefsrus - 12 Sep 2010 10:48
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