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Chef & Brewer pub with 3 ales - WIndsor & Eton Guardsman & Knight of the Garter & Hogsback HBB. Spent several hours here at our work Christmas do. The meal we had was fine. The waiters/waitresses seemed to be very inexperienced. Managed to work my way along the bar and through the fridges quite nicely, whilst helping to clear the place. There are several different seating areas and there is accommodation attached. Not brilliant, but served a purpose.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Dec 2014 22:20
dreadful service, stone cold food .. truly appalling place wish we hadn't bothered..they clearly rely on location.... believe the other reviews that say the same!! avoid at all costs.
jed60 - 16 Nov 2014 19:45
frequenting again after a couple of year break. The friendly Asian woman still there, but the middlesborough lad now gone who I used to talk football with. Wonder what he's doing now. Prices ok, different ale on tap and you get a sample aswell first. Black Sheep, Doombar et al available, pleasant enough
unclesam - 28 May 2013 13:19
More of a food place than a drinking den.
I was in here last Saturday lunch time and they were fairly busy but I didn't have to wait long to be served.
4 hand pulls but a disapointing range of Directors (which was off), Prdegree.
I tried the GK IPA @ 3.15 and then London Pride @ 3.45 just OK.
bjbrummiejohn - 25 Jul 2011 07:37
The meal I had here recently was one of the very worst ever. The food is probably prepared early in the day and then kept warm. Gravy congealed. Meat like leather. Terrible! I did the British thing and said nothing. Mind you I have been telling everyone I know about the experience. Staff are nice but none look over 12 years old. Do yourself a favour and STAY AWAY!
brucelee - 23 Jul 2010 12:40
I went here last Sunday for lunch with 4 other people. It's a Chef and Brewer but this fact is not advertised too much (I wonder why?) It was hot outside and the hotel was crammed. I was driving and so did not drink. My friend ordered a pint of Doombar which he said was reasonable. The food though was another matter. I order a beef roast lunch; the meat was tepid and tasteless and the vegetables were aldente to the point of not cooked. One of the party had the sea bass which they thought was okay. My wife had pasta which again, was okay. The meal for 5 came to 55.00 which I guess is pretty reasonable. However my gripe is that the menu is too big, they try and serve too many people, the food therefor at best is 'okay'. Why don't they concentrate on improving the food and charging more? Better ingredients and less 'tin-ting' (microwave) meals. Sure they could not giver a flying wotsit what I say as the place was heaving but I for one will not be returning.
A pretty poor dining experience.
revbrianlovecraftscott - 21 Jul 2010 13:50
Attened on A busy Saturday night. Got last empty small table by the Gents, which you can smell each time the door opens.
Leffe on draught was a pleasant surprise.
Food order taken quite quickly but seemed to take a while to come, but the dessert order took even longer so much so given a comp coffee as way of saying so sorry after asking its whereabouts.Then the member of staff that took our order went home making it in possible to pay the bill, thought about just walking out.
Kid of a manager didnt seem in control and couldnt understand that his problems should not become mine.If you cant stand thr heat keep out of the kitchen.............oh he did
largeone - 11 Oct 2008 22:49
I wandered into here on my own when the place was very busy. Found one small table free, and was delighted when a member of staff came over and offered to take my food and drink orders so I wouldn't lose my table. The beer (TEA - very well kept - and they also have Bombadier and London Pride) and Sunday roast both arrived very quickly. The meat was tender and there were three veg and two types of potato included. Delicious - and not expensive. How they cope so well with such large numbers of customers beats me. Highly recommended.
Trev - 10 Aug 2008 17:04
Looks like someone's removed the post about the fact that this place was prosecuted by the local council for the woeful state of the kitchen a couple of years back.


Type in the pub name, place name and 'prosecuted' into Google and it's the first returned hit...from the local council's own website!!!

I am sure, however, that the kitchen is now a place of much cleanliness.
Quinno - 3 Feb 2008 19:49
like this place, quite and peaceful, nice staff, all foreign and cheery. Price good i thought for j.smiths 2.56. Not enough bar snacks though!!
unclesam - 9 Oct 2007 18:15
I popped in here a week or so ago with some work friends. Had a really lovely prawn sandwich and a drinkies around a nice big table. Looks like a traditional old pub, really visually pleasing on the inside. Food Came out nice and quick, but the service was a tad slow at the lunchtime (but the food did make up for that)

Will be going there again as i really do like the look and feel of this pub, i bet on a weekend you get a nice atmosphere in there
Neonpink - 14 May 2007 23:46
Popped in for my first visit on Sunday afternoon as Missus Quinno was driving her new motor back to Staines.

Pleased to see three handpulls (Bombadier, TEA and Pride) in nice surroundings but not impressed by the wait at the bar, as the staff were far too engaged with the food ordering classes than pulling a pint for the plebs (and having seen the newspaper article referred to below, I can only hazard a wild guess as to why it's so popular).

So in the end, left without sampling - very poor performance.

Might serve a nice pint...if you have more time to kill than Terry Waite chained to a radiator.
Quinno - 8 Feb 2007 21:21

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