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Griff63......let me get this the pub is an 'eating house' but dogs are welcome..............Can't see me eating there anytime soon. Dogs and food (in a 'restaurant' situation) should, in my opinion, be kept very much apart. I think I'll avoid.
wolvesfan - 5 Jun 2011 19:50
Without doubt the best pub in the area. Friendly bar staff and very well kept Ringwood Beer. Dogs are welcome - and the separate restaurant serves excellent food at sensible prices.
Griff63 - 5 Jun 2011 19:05
Good place to eat in the restaraunt, wide range on the menu, well kept and tidy,bar area full of friendly locals but so what ,they keep the place alive
derby58 - 20 May 2011 21:02
After the facelift we decided to return to our old local 4 adults 3 children food toook a lifetime to come out no pork left so asked for the lamb was given beef decided carry on say nowt starving by now, alas food was poor quality,atmosphere from staff very dull landlord still anti family, smile it goes along way.So it is all over cannot support local business have done for 5 years but the last 2 yrs the monmouth has lost its warm spark the brewery should of kept the original stand in landlord.R.I..
deano1969 - 27 Jan 2010 18:54
Went in for a pint and had a pint of Ringwood bitter no 49'er on show.
No dogs allowed so sat outside watching the traffic go by.. bit boring.
hogshead - 17 Jul 2008 11:33
Trying to get to the bar is a mission, it is barricaded by stools. Purched on these stools are clickie locals, who bitch, bitch bitch.
Bar staff are friendly, but appeard to be ruled by the yocals.
jolajosa - 8 Aug 2007 19:48
local old english pub just how I like it, food OK
I like it??
bding51 - 17 Jul 2007 23:59
Bit of a smokey pub, i'd like to see what it's like after 1st July. Quite a lively place with some well kept beer although I didn't try the food. Overall, an ok night out
mac1 - 27 Jun 2007 19:25
Oh dear. What a strange evening! We had a quiet dinner at this pub on Saturday - a very rare night off from the kids and we went round the corner to the Albion as family had told us it was good. Had to wait 10 mins to get a drink and get seated. We were given two menus and no explanation as to why, the owner's wife (I can only assume) spent most of her time barking orders at the waitresses in front of customers and clearly thought they were all thick. They kept asking us if everything was ok but never offered to see if we wanted anything else.

In the end after a very long meal which was ok (microwaved re-heated veg yuk) we finally got a bill but we weren't offered coffee, despite the tempting signs everywhere promising lattes etc. We asked for the receipt back when we paid as we wanted a proper VAT receipt and got back the handwritten one.

We then went through to the bar where a little girl was running around - the same age as my own daughter - very sweet but I wasn't interested in having chit chats with her in the loos - we grudgingly got served by a very stroppy woman who never said thank you. We sat outside where another table, who knew the pub owners well was conducting a farting contest but went after about 10 mins.

Then the worst bit - they shut all the doors and switched off all the lights so we sat in the dark in the beer garden. We finished our drinks, took the glasses back inside and barely got acknowledged.

So, new owners - if this is your idea of service, I'd hate to think what wasn't.

Top tip: why don't you thank your customers for their custom?
careybaynes - 7 Aug 2006 13:57
As for previous reviews - in BREAD - surely not a man of education!!! :-)
ianfaulkner - 2 Jul 2006 21:01
Since Nick took over the chef position the food has gone up in quality immensely. Food 10/10, overall 9/10. Superb.
ianfaulkner - 2 Jul 2006 21:00
Read some of the comments. These appear to have been written prior to the pub being under new management.

New proprietors, new chefs, new menus, new regulars, new decor.

Why not come along and both see and taste the changes yourselves and not post anonymously!
thealbioninn - 17 Jun 2006 13:25
I'm a newcomer to Verwood.
Went into the Albion one summer afternoon.
Could not get to the bar because of people sat on stools blocking the serving area.
Go bad looks from the regualars, as I was a stranger.

Tip to the Manager: Remove 1/2 the stools from around the bar to increase business.
anonymous - 23 Nov 2005 11:35
Would agree about the wait for food, it was rediculous. The patė looked more like human faeces and despite clearly asking the waitress (who must be in her late 60's) for some onion rings she had the cheek to claim she hadn't heard me.

Don't expect to get a mobile phone signal either in this pub full of inbread hicks.
Larry1871 - 15 Nov 2005 08:44
It seemed to take an eternity to get served, although when I checked the clock, we actually left an hour before we arrived! Not the greatest food ever, but better than the Fayrewood. Will surely benefit from the new block of flats down the road in the new year.

Might be nice to use real Coke though, the value stuff just aint right!
Egeandy4 - 14 Nov 2005 16:41
Been in this pub for many meals.
Food is the best in the area and at a reasonable price.
Good drinks selection and a friedly atmosphere make this a good pub for a meal or a drink.
Not much in the form of enterainment but good for a swift half/weekday pint or a meal any evening.
tim2005 - 5 May 2005 11:00
I found I got a warm welcome, good beer and excellent food at reasonable price. Friendly locals add to good atmosphere. Well worth keeping on the 'must visit again' list
anonymous - 3 Apr 2005 13:32
And another bonus is that mobile's don't work in here. Decent beer (Ringwood Best and Old Speckled Hen) and as Neil says there is a good atmosphere. Didn't try the food but will definitely go back again. Possibly the only part of Verwood where you can still see that the railway once passed through.
John - 27 Sep 2004 12:06
Formerly the Station Hotel, part of the garden is the former platform! A haven.
Nigel - 15 Aug 2004 12:08
I spent more time in this pub than out of it over the last 5 years.

Great Old English pub atmosphere, good food and a wicked new beer garden for the summer.
Not the place to go for a dance, but I don't do dancing so it's a thumbs up!! NE

neil007evans - 15 Apr 2004 13:46

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