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user reviews of the Stag, Ascot

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PLEASE do take my advice, and do NOT visit this pub!

I've been here two times now; the first time was very average in terms of service, but the food was adequate. I really like the interior personally, and thought this added to the experience...

However, after returning a second time, I shall NEVER be sure to visit again! First of all, my partner ordered a Deli Board, I specifically pointed out to the waiter WHICH deliboard, and when it arrived, he was given some seafood board. I quickly pointed out that wasn't what I ordered, and the waiter's attitude was absolutely disgusting. In this case, the customer WAS 100% right, and his attitude was not warranted. It's embarrassing enough having to point out they've made the wrong thing, nevermind his stupid attitude coupled with it!

After this embarrassment, and also may I point out, waiting about 30 minutes for our mains to turn up, a waitress managed to bring the correct dish (amazingly, they managed to knock one up within 5 minutes, so why did the first take over 30 to arrive?!) The food was VERY mediocre, and also slightly over-priced in my opinion.

After going to the bill to pay, I was asked how my visit was, I advised of the poor service and the lack of correct main being brought out, however, the waiter didn't seem to care one bit, nevermind offer to deduct a fiver (or whatever) from our bill!

Also, whilst waiting to pay, the 'lovely' barmaid (total idiot) said to a barman 'you can do this one, I can't be bothered...' in relation to taking my payment. I really should have just walked out at that point without paying! Disgusting service, disgusting attitude, disgusting pub!
B_I_T_E - 18 Apr 2012 14:59
Didn't drink so can't comment on the beer I'm afraid. The staff were very pleasant but the food was incredibly mediocre. I had a tasteless cheese and spinach burger with a very few cold chips which got sent back. A colleague was very disappointed with her small, limp salad. The waiter promised to go and get ehr something to cheer it up a bit and we never saw him again. Definitely wouldn't eat there again.
Soodlebug - 6 Apr 2011 22:16
Good service, nice food (chicken & bacon sandwich) and decent music. I dont know what the other reviwes saw, but for me I had a great night!

Freefaller - 6 Feb 2011 21:25
Booked for a large party, arrived, table not ready & the place was empty, finally seated twenty minutes late. 4 2 person tables for 10, all wonky & no arm room. 30 mins before the server took the order. 40 minutes before food. Roast Beef - tough. Steak tough, very thin & certainly not medium rare. Roast pork -'well it seems to be meat', Hunters chicken, 'guess the hunter had a poor day', Haloumi - 'quite nice if somewhat tough'. Waited another 25 minutes for the table to be cleared & another 30 minutes for the pudding order to be taken. Dont bother with the cheesecake, if has a wet bottom after being defrosted & the toffee, chilli & ginger sauce is just toffee sauce, no vanilla seeds nothing to back up the Madagascan vanilla title.
pivotal - 29 Nov 2010 09:24
I really should check this site more before selecting somewhere to go and eat. I was here about 18 months ago and we had a great night out with good food. Alas this time around was completely different. I ordered mussels which were overcooked to the extreme and the other dishes ordered by colleagues were not brilliant. Service was slow on what was not a particularly busy night. IPA on tap was OK which is the only positive. This was on a Monday night when there was one of the worst bands I have heard in ages.
pchaimba - 4 May 2009 22:23
Terrible beer, two pumps on but both very poor.
Had ordered a ploughmans that was served with a HOT pork pie! I sent it back asking for a cold one but was told they could only do hot pork pies as they were frozen.
sofaking - 15 Jan 2009 16:20
front bar lovely, food terrible and staff needs some customer service training.
ickleaims - 13 Oct 2008 10:18
I did forget to mention, and it is only fair,that despite everything else, the staff were very polite and efficient.
drzoon - 4 Jul 2008 22:27
Hideous interior, all leopard print and fake marble. The beer is as bland as expected from this particular brewer (no names). I don't know if it was just the night I was there but I've never been so jostled, trodden on, barged into or irritated by shouting fools taking pictures on their phones as I was here. The barman looks like Jim Carrey.
drzoon - 11 Jun 2008 16:52
Excellent food, good beer and friendly staff, a very pleasant Saturday lunchtime, well worth visiting again.
assortedcreams - 8 Sep 2007 16:49
I have just recently moved to Ascot and im not one to go to pubs but from the outside his place looks really nice. I think i will be going about and checking out what the pubs have to offer in the area one day so i will post again with details abou this pub one day in the near-ish future
Neonpink - 14 May 2007 19:23
Great service, great food, great interior! What more could you want?
SGN - 9 Nov 2004 18:30
Really nice interior - only been for lunch but good choice and good food. Nice friendly staff.

PW - 16 Jul 2004 15:38
cracking pub, open all day for drinks and food. Good atmosphere and lots of fun.

Well worth popping in.
pb - 9 Dec 2003 14:24

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