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Went there 30/12/12 a very nice and friendly pub good ales did not eat there but food looks good.
andy49 - 1 Jan 2013 15:03
Visited on Saturday midway through a walk with a few friends for lunch and a couple of pints,

Beer was very good
Food was very good
And the staff very helpful and friendly

To copy Hilary's quote 'Faultless'

Visited the Barley Mow later and what a contrast!

EdBeery - 22 Nov 2010 15:55
Myself and 6 friends had a wonderful walk on Sunday 1st August. Leaving our cars in the car park and having booked our lunch reservation we set off. The loos are always open even if the pub is not for convenience! Lovely. We arrived back to be met by the very welcoming landlady and her staff. Drinks order taken immediately and menus brought. The food was truly outstanding. We all had different dishes and it was faultless. The menu has something for everyone, but most importantly they have managed to get everything right. The price, the quality, and the welcoming. Please don't change anything. There is no competition in the area. Thank you,
hilary5757 - 20 Aug 2010 22:44
Two beers TEA and Andwell Gold Muddler which was decent. Looks a bit gastro, small bar inside but a very friendly welcome. Was invited to walk behind the bar to get to the large garden. Donkeys a feature. Well worth a visit.
GuideDogSaint - 16 Aug 2010 20:09
Had a large party meeting for lunch - they were able to not only give us a table big enough, but served us all at the same time. The food is good, and Steak Mondays (10 for any steak with chips and vegetables) excellent value. Puddings are huge. Small but good selection of beers. Service friendly in the bar and the "restaurant".
theoldstoat - 4 May 2010 13:51
Arrived with 2 famillies after long walk!

Immediately the very cheerful landlady came to greet us and take orders. Brought water for the dogs and carrots for the kids to feed the donkeys.

Very professional, cheerful service - will definitely be going back and food menu looked very nice and keenly priced. WELL DONE

Visited BARLEY MOW, Tilford after - what a contrast, must have been the evil sister! don't bother!!!!!
paulfarnham - 7 Apr 2010 20:16
Visited this pub which we has driven past for the last 3/4 years and had a lovely meal,the wine was fine, service about average.It is in need of some TLC but on the whole a good little pub.7/10
Beware of the car park and its pot holes.
FredCarno - 1 Apr 2010 10:55
I visitied this Pub on 15th January whilst doing a walk in the Telford area, if you are walking it is quite a way out of Telford. My friend and I arrived rather wet and bedraggled but we were given an incredibly warm welcome and made to feel very comfortable. The bar is very small but there are other tables in a conservatory area which is where we sat. The food was excellent and the serivice friendly without being intrusive. We left feeing very full, warm and much drier!!!
JenniferB - 25 Jan 2010 11:47
Small bar but don`t be put off by that, beer was fine same as the food,will call again when next in this neck of the woods.
stroller - 17 Oct 2009 19:11
A bonkersly small bar with seating for 6 if the tables are in use for meals. Good beer. Very friendly staff. Large patio area. Haven't eaten here for years. Always dogs to be petted/ stroked.
onslowresident - 18 Aug 2009 23:40
We went along to see what the pub was like one week night just before Christmas. A cute pub, friendly staff and average food however the soup was disgusting. It was definitely from a packet. Thin, watery and that 'packet' taste. Over-all the The Donkey is a nice pub, nothing great but very friendly.
bigpond - 29 Dec 2008 18:46
i have eaten and drank at the donkey on many occasions and i think the food is great and the staff are excelent, the bar staff know there drinks the chefs know there food,the landlady knows her hospitality,the locals are a good bunch, its that good im going there for my xmas dinner well done lee helen all guys n girls
chevystretch - 19 Oct 2008 20:41
I really think this pub is fab good beer and food spot on.
giveusabeer - 2 Mar 2008 15:02
Sat next to toilets.....Horrible!

Mind you it did distract from the food on offer
mentalden850 - 4 Feb 2008 02:25
I love this pub and the food is excellent. The best place in the area to go for a proper sunday roast (make sure you book). The people who run this place are great along with the service. 10/10 for me.
loopyloulou - 11 Jan 2008 11:32
Adorable little quaint pub that has 2 donkeys. Very friendly owners and staff who let us park in the car park while we did a walk in the area, and came back for a delicious lunch. Highly recommended.
brionyot - 31 Dec 2007 16:43
We called in here for a meal the other day can`t belive its over a year since we last came to this lovely little pub.Food and wine just as good as ever.
But do take heed of Bikers warning the car park is a bugger to get out of.
Beersupper - 14 Nov 2007 20:27
Also heard lots of swearing from the kitchen, pretty unprofessional really. Not in a rush to go back.
yorkie - 14 Nov 2007 18:03
Always a warm and friendly welcome, very good food, excellent service.Dont manage to go as often as i would like and am happy to put my name on this recomendation chris jeffery
christinejeffery - 12 Nov 2007 14:32
Terrible swearing from kitchen....
anonymous - 25 Sep 2007 13:56
food was ok, but what was that thing that served us???? obviously couldnt get any work after being type-cast as Sloth in the Goonies. Sorry have to remain anonymous due to my royal connections.
anonymous - 2 Jul 2007 01:42
Tried posting this before but failed. As a small party of walkers we received a really friendly welcome in what is quite a small pub catering mainly for diners. There were three real ales - Fuller's Pride (which we had and was a good pint) GK IPA, and Courage Best. The coffee drinker raved about the coffee ("the best cup I've had") and she loves her coffee.
On a cold and wet day the artificial gas fires were also a bonus. Pity there was no locally brewed beer.
jharryj - 29 May 2007 19:40
We had a good meal here. Staff friendly, beer good and food tasty. Menu wasn't vast and pretty expensive but we'll return.
yorkie - 24 Nov 2006 12:11
This Pub has outstanding service, a fantastic location and above all wonderful food. I cannot find fault. Whether you rock up after a walk for a spot of sunday lunch or a snack at the bar, you will always be greated by friendly staff. The food is cooked to perfection and if you like desserts then this place will knock your socks off.
Each time I go there I can honestly say it's too good to be true. I have recommeded it to my friends. They dont need to advertise if word of mouth is anything to go by. And to top it off there are actually 2 Donkey's in the paddock at the back! Wonderful...

lucyruff - 17 Aug 2006 15:41
Tiny bar, with most customers eating in the (not very large) restaurant section (and yes, a real donkey out the back to amuse the children.) NB - Located in a byway off the B3001, and in a dip, so quite easy to drive past by mistake.
rpadam - 5 Aug 2006 22:05
Fantastic little pub.Food was top class not over priced at all.Beer was good as well.
Beersupper - 18 Jun 2006 18:26
This is not "Pub Food", a very good menu, not overly expensive, well cooked & presented food. Friendly staff and nice location. The service could be better when they are busy but it's well worth the effort as the quality is superb.
LondonBill - 13 May 2006 06:32
Two 1730 cottages were converted into this pub in 1850. The main focus seems to be the food as apart from a small bar area the rest is a restaurant. On a nice day it's very pleasent sitting outside in the pub garden and feeding their two resident donkeys called Pip & Dusty! The Landlady is lovely too, she even went to the kitchen to get some bread & carrots for us to feed to the donkeys. I had my dog with me and they brought over with a plastic container full of water for her. Service was very good and the food was fantastic & although was slightly on the pricey side, it was worth every penny! We had homemade chicken spring rolls with salad & sweet chilli sauce to start, my boyfriend had a beef & ale pie (highly reccomended!) & I had Guinni Fowl with bubble & Squeek & bacon. They bought bowl of mixed veg & diced crispy potatoes for us to share with the meal. I'm addicted to this pub and would reccommend it to anyone for a lovely tasty meal & a few jars in the garden. Very friendly staff & fantastic service! Am going back to try the Sunday Roasts next week!
Kirsty - 2 Aug 2004 15:55

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