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The Woolpack, Wilstead - pub details

Address: Bedford Road, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, MK45 3HW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31071) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Kempston Hardwick (2.6 miles), Stewartby (3.2 miles), Bedford St. Johns (3.7 miles)

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Red Lion, Wilstead (0.0 miles), Chimney Corner, Kempston Hardwick (1.7 miles), Bell, Cotton End (1.7 miles), Chequers, Houghton Conquest (1.8 miles), Knife and Cleaver, Houghton Conquest (1.9 miles)

user reviews of the Woolpack, Wilstead

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Agree with the last but one reviewer about this place being a victim of modernisation. It's now dark, dingy and lacks any kind of atmosphere. They do serve a good pint though. We had a couple of pints of the new GK Yardbird which was very nice and then made a quick exit. Shame, used to be quite a good pub a few years back.
littledrummerboy - 22 Jan 2013 19:34
Have you been looking for a rural pub that offers a good mix of real ales and several modern larger beers then you need to visit the Woolpack in Wilstead. This traditional old pub has seen many changes over the past few years and is currently run by a landlord who has just about got the mix right.

If you are looking for a small friendly pub that offers a different mix menu then the Woolpack is the place you need to visit. There is a varied menu that offers a mix of foods that gives the feel that you are somewhere exotic.

Taste the pill-pill prawns, with the added spice of the east the succulent prawns that melt in the mouth, firm yet succulent meet your tongue with a burst of flavour tempered by the garlic oil which sizzles from the outset. The warm bread rolls enable all the flavours to be mopped up so none of the flavours are lost.

I you decide to chose one of the more exotic main courses then you are in for a treat kangaroo steaks, mellow and tender mixed with a nice pepper sauce with a sharp contrast of bacon, salty on the tongue cutting through the pepper flavour. All this mixed with the sauté potatoes and mixed vegetables adds to the experience.

Chose one of the South African wines to enhance the flavours to make the whole experience enjoyable. Watch out for the wood at the bottom of the glass from the oak aged wines.

The team at the woolpack are friendly and give you a worm welcome. The place is small and this is the key point that enables you to have a good experience. No large multinational chain throwing food at you and waiting for you to move on.

No, you have booked the table for the evening and you can enjoy the different tastes of food from the traditional to the exotic. Why should you visit this pub, well you may be looking for something different with a local atmosphere away from the big chain food outlet restaurants, which are predictable. There is nothing predictable about the Woolpack just good food and service.

Give it a try and you will be back with friends, it is that sort of place. Don’t take my word for it try it for yourself.

ironpuddler - 14 Jun 2009 16:49
A pub that has undoubtedly been spoilt by its modernisation. From the outside, it looks like a typical English village pub, but the interior is far too modern. The three real ales were Greene King IPA, Ruddles County and Olde Trip and the welcome we received was friendly. We sat outside to try to imagine what it used to have been like.
blue_scrumpy - 10 Apr 2009 11:51
Until recently, the Woolpack was a wonderful village pub. It had a pool table, darts board, dominoes and a TV that was rarely switched on - just the occasional football match if requested by the customers.

Due to the last landlord being unable to make a profit after the brewery had taken it's share, he left and before his replacement moved in, the pub was gutted. The pool table, darts board and dominoes all disappeared, to be replaced by a rather cramped looking restaurant that never seems to have more than 2 tables in use at any one time. The little non-smoking section of the bar has been replaced with a couple of large soft sofas and a huge plasma TV screen that plays either sport or MTV (or something like it). Very few of the locals continued to patronise the pub after it changed and in the last 8 months I lived in Wilstead before moving, I only went there three times, simply because it was close to home.
tammyins - 27 Jul 2007 12:43

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