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new ownership again . lets wait and see . hopefully this time they can make it work .
pub100pub - 9 Feb 2014 11:22
Scores out of 5
Beers on offer 3 - Beer quality 3 - Full pint? 3 - Service 4 - Clientele 3
Garden & view 5 - Welcome & staff 4 - Parking 5 - Toilets 3 - Comfort 4
TOTAL 37 out of 50 OVERALL RATING 36 to 40 = 8

Comment: Only Hall and Woodhouse Badger and Hare on offer 24/6/12. Sunday lunch trade filled the cramped restaurant area but there was a very pleasant garden with large pond where there were fewer children underfoot. Unfortunately the Badger was very ordinary and the range of beers on offer was nothing like this pub used to do in its heyday. I miss the Tanglefoot.

Thirstyworker - 25 Jun 2012 08:26
4 March 2012
This is my second review ( first on 5 Jan). You know how disappointing it can be on the 2nd or 3rd visit when the place doesn't live up to the first promise.
Well it doesn't apply to the Dog & Duck.
Since 5 Jan, I've been there twice (once with 3 others at lunch time & then yesterday evening -Saturday- with 4 others). Each time the food, service and ale were very good - especially the fish pie!
Keep it up!!
Equinegrandpa - 4 Mar 2012 10:41
Unlike 'redarrel' who seems more interested in decoration and layout I appreciate excellent friendly service, good beer and simple food well done - all of which are at the Dog and Duck. But then with a name that harps back to the terrible Grotneys Keg beer what else would you expect Go here its good.
tinplatetony - 30 Jan 2012 22:02
Rather a strange layout. When you enter the pub through the front entrance the whole seating area kind of straggles round the bar in a sort of U shape and then through a narrow arch into a dining area. A non-descript atmosphere is re-inforced by the decor reminiscent of a struggling three star hotel, all not helped by there only being a handful of customers. Would not bother to re-visit.

redbarrel - 21 Jan 2012 00:13
sunday lunch on a budget - the perfect cheese and onion toasted sandwich with almost a full side salad and crisps as well. hit the spot and as promised mature cheddar not some cheap imitation. good luck in the new year to all at the dog and duck. another satisfied customer
LB74 - 19 Jan 2012 00:06
5 Jan 2012
Four of us have just had lunch at this pub. Great food, great service, good value, busy. Keep it up please, we'll be back and expect a follow-up review.
Equinegrandpa - 5 Jan 2012 17:06
I wish this pub was on a bus route as it is so pleasant apub to visit. Unfortunately I live too far away to walk.
papavar - 12 Oct 2011 08:01
I've known this pub for about 15 years and during that time, it's gone from being lovely, to being a dump, closing down and now re-opening to become quite a pleasant little place.

Party of 6 went in for Sunday lunch - menu was limited (this is a good thing in my opinion) and the roast dinners and Ploughmans' were abasolutely fantastic. Just what we wanted - no-frills pub grub. Tasty and very filling. My only complaint was that we had to wait a while for the food, but as it's all freshly cooked, this wasn't really an issue.

The Badger beers were very nice although choice of lagers was a bit limited (I spotten only Kronembourg on tap and several other bottled ones) .

This place isn't going to set the world on fire or revolutionise pub dining, but for a keenly priced, hearty bite to eat in a relaxed pub, I'd definitely go out of my way to revisit The Dog & Duck.
ndf9876 - 16 May 2011 10:57
Hello publover101.

YOu would not be the new landlord by any chance? Member for 2 days with no other posts.
kevmac - 29 Mar 2011 20:40
Great food, service and beer!! I am so glad The Dog and Duck re-opened and was blown away with the sensational food - the chef's here know gourmet! I was also impressed they had real ale which can be hard to find. The Hopping Hare is the current seasonal ale and I really enjoyed it - looking forward to tasting the Fursty Ferret next season too!
publover101 - 29 Mar 2011 20:07
We had a fantastic day out at the Dog and Duck, the new management has done wonders for the pub. Me and my family enjoyed an amazing Sunday roast followed by some truely sensational seasonal desserts. I'm looking forward to the Hog roasts and barbeques that the summer promises ! The extended play area outside was an added bonus as it meant that our two little ones were kept occupied while we enjoyed our coffees. To top it all off the service was wonderful, with friendly staff, which lead to a very pleasant experience.
publover101 - 28 Mar 2011 20:33
So glad to see this pub re-open, was very concerned that it was going to be turned in to yet more flats when it closed last year.

As previously stated the landlord and his team are very pleasant and have made it a very welcoming pub. Visited at 12:00 on the dot on a Saturday afternoon to be greeted by a warm welcome and I don't mean just from the open fire.

Good selection of ales although I can't comment on their quality as I went for a couple of pints of Stowford which were good.

Had lunch which was good and the service very pleasant and efficient.

Will most certainly be back over the coming weeks.
kevmac - 29 Jan 2011 13:52
Went here for a bite at lunchtime and was very impressed with the food and the waitress couldnt have been more pleasant and helpful. Wasnt impressed with the bar service, we felt we were being rushed to take our food order, and the place wasnt even busy! Will definitely go again though.
canudigityesucan - 22 Jan 2011 09:01
I visited this pub for Sunday lunch on 2nd January 2010 with six adults and six very young children. We could not have been made more welcome. This pub has been refurbished and is under new management. The landlord is a really super chap and we enjoyed a fab Sunday roast there. This place will really catch on in it's lovely location with the garden and pond at the back. Best of all for me was the fact that this landlord has had the common good sense to provide a nut roast for us veggies. I am SO bored of watching everyone else eat a Sunday roast and being palmed off with a plate of pasta or risotto. On this occasion I was able to tuck into the same delicious meal as everyone else but mine was a Cranberry and Orange Nut Roast. We really had a super lunch and will be going back. I would just like to reassure people who might be put off by me mentioning so many children that we were seated far enough away from other diners so as not to be a nuisance (I hope!) and it is certainly not a pub overrun with noisy families. Highly, highly recommended.
sallyhawke - 3 Jan 2011 16:21
What a relief!! re open and seemingly in the right hands. the place is finally warm with log fires blazing and the welcome just as warm. staff seem lovely and the food was suberb from an impressive and right size menu...will be back!!
tenfortheroad - 14 Dec 2010 14:21
Grand re-opening!

This Thursday 2nd December - Alex, Yvonne and all the new team at the Dog and Duck invite you to join them for a festive evening of mulled wine and mince pies, to toast the re-opening. Everyone welcome!

Friday 3rd December - An evening of live music - come along and dance the night away to the sounds of The Catch 22!

From Saturday 4th December, Yvonne will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Come along for hearty roast dinners, delicious evening meals, or her legendary fish pie!

alice_heydon - 27 Nov 2010 18:20
Has a for sale board outside now, doesn't say whether as a pub or new housing though!
arfajob - 3 Oct 2010 17:11
Still very much closed, August 2010
arfajob - 26 Aug 2010 00:48
Drove by earlier this week and it is very much closed. Car park blocked off by concrete bollards.

Hopefully someone will take it over as it does have potential, I do fear it will become yet more housing though.
kevmac - 16 Apr 2010 14:46
Don't know what plans are afoot for the Dog & Duck but it looked very closed when I drove past the other day. The recent reviews suggest that it had it coming.
gdm - 18 Feb 2010 13:45
Booked Sunday Lunch at the pub for a family get together, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The pub was cold we a fire only just lit despite being late November cold and very wet. The food was terrible at best tasteless, at worst inedible. We ordered 3 of the roast dinners beef, chicken and pork chop and the beef and ale pie. The chicken was not roast chicken but a pre-made chicken breast filled with cheese and wrapped in bacon - not stated on the menu , the pork was overdone and chewy, the pies pastry cases with no meat and the beef was truly awful - pre-sliced, pre-cooked boil in the bag type. None of the food was fresh or homemade. I couldn't in any way say it was value for money. Will most definately not be returning.
4Family - 22 Nov 2009 20:35
have heard pub gone downhill and trade near enough nonexistant since june of this year. food offer changed obviously to brake brothers or similar operation ping ding meals but reasonably priced by local standards. havent had a drink/eaten in this pub since new 'manageress' taken on as felt unwelcome and not what i look for these days in a pub. some of staff nice enough - but a bit distracted at times and often moaning about there lives/jobs - who needs that sort of entertainment!
sexychef - 4 Nov 2009 12:52
Nice pub,nice location,but spoilt by the most foul mouthed locals,I'm broad minded but they really took it to the limit,esp considering there were children in the pub
ajchulme - 14 Mar 2009 21:19
I went to the dog and duck on sunday night, because i was recommended, the roast dinner was superb, we stayed on for the quiz, what a laugh, we will be definately be going back next week for the xmas quiz.
gungerdin - 15 Dec 2008 20:44
If you are looking for a Country Pub with Open Fires, Wood Burners and a welcome look no further. The food is good value for money and above average.
AJMSussex - 27 Oct 2008 15:20
Just visited this pub, have not been there for a long time, must say how much it has improved, the service was excellent, the food was great, it is nice to see how much effort the landlord and staff have put in, the Dog & Duck is a lovely pub, and i will definatley be visiting again.
pubcrawler1987 - 25 Oct 2008 12:38
Still a lovely setting out in the garden next to the pond but agree with some of the comments about the food since the new management took over. I asked for a cheese salad which wasn't on the menu but was found on the till as everything else I wanted on the menu was off. It was the smallest salad I've ever seen - a tiny pile of cheese - good job I'd ordered chips as well! It came up on a side plate so only assume it was a side salad but nothing was said and as we didn't get an itemised bill I'll never know as it'll be a while before we eat there again.
wendyk - 28 Sep 2008 17:38
Another good meal, staff friendly. Loved the atmosphere. Will visit again in the near furture.
hurstgreen - 18 Aug 2008 12:27
This is a great summer pub the setting and beer garden are brilliant. It is recently under new ownership, they are trying to improve its decilned in the last couple of years, but really do need to sort the food out, although the stone bake pizzas are lovely.
nicnocs1 - 23 Jul 2008 09:53
Around 20 of us visited this pub on a Friday lunch time and called in advance to let them know. However, on arrival despite the pub being practically empty, it was obvious they could not cope with large groups.

Most people ordered burgers, sandwhiches, jackets etc so not difficult but it took around 45 minutes for the food to start appearing. The food was awful. The burgers were 10 a piece but were worse than something you would get at Wimpy!

I asked for a refund as my food was dreadful and we had to get back to the office so couldn't wait for anything else to be cooked, the staff were very rude and told me that they could not refund as the manager had gone out and left them for the day, they didn't even have the deceny to apologise.

I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy and definately will not be visiting it again myself.
richas111 - 17 Jul 2008 12:15
Truly scrumptious, a lovely evening, good company, and the food was most enjoyable.
hurstgreen - 17 Jun 2008 18:03
Had a roast dinner there today and have to say was totally appalled - cost 10 was dry, cold and over microwaved.

Bar snacks that I saw looked ok but I definitely will be giving this pub a wide berth in the future!
louisa1008 - 11 May 2008 19:24
Friendly Staff, large menus, good size portions BUT FOOD DREADFUL. Chips cooked in very old fat, homemade onion rings cooked using the same batter as the fish. You could taste the fish! would definately NOT recommend. The chef must have changed since the last reveiws posted.
anonymous - 19 Aug 2007 20:11
A nice country pub with friendly staff and good beers. It has a large restaurant at the back that hosts live music on Saturday nights. We saw Soul Reaction, enough room to dance - good evening.
anonymous - 14 May 2007 16:23
Massive menu, friendly staff and a lovely garden. On the negative side in the winter there are 2 sides to the pub - the cold smoke free side and the warm (open fire) smoke filled half. Roll on 1 July!
wendyk - 11 May 2007 14:08
This is a very good pub, winter or summer. Always very popular, although a bit out in the country. The food and service is excellent and the ales are very tasty. Heartily recommend this one!
Walkingboots - 17 Feb 2006 23:05
Good pub, great in the summer. They have a play area for the kids. Food is good a little expensive but worth it. Take a loaf of bread and feed the fish in the pond keeps the kids and dads occupied too!
scooterroy - 25 Mar 2005 13:44
great pub but i cant recomened it unless you get a cab to and from the pub as it is place in tye middle of nowhere and it is all small country roads to get to and from there!!! nice pub though :)
steve l - 7 Sep 2004 12:11

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