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Marneys Village Inn, Weston Green

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Popped in to this small pub last week and had a lovely dinner. A bit of a squeeze as it was quite busy. Seems to be a locals pub with a fairly laid back atmosphere with most people seemingly knowing one and other. Pleasant evening
Nathanw68 - 2 May 2014 13:38
Magnificent. A really good pub. Excellent draught cider.
stevefromharlow - 31 Mar 2011 17:16
A lucky find. Very nice. choice of 3 ales, i went for the TEA. Would reccommend
garyrealaledrinker - 20 Jul 2010 18:26
Marneys is a great friendly locals Pub, the nearest thing to the plough in Sheen (before the Plough was ruined and turned into a gastropub).
gudgeonlips - 3 Mar 2010 17:18
What a lovely pub, amazing location and a really cosy atmosphere. Our food was great and the staff all really friendly and helpful which added to the overall feeling. We all commented on the fact that it was great to go to a place where the staff actually look as if they are enjoying themselves. Our waitress (sorry I have to say this, was the most stunning tall brunette!!) bent over backwards to be friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The place was really busy but the staff didn't seem stressed and didn't stop them being friendly. What a lovely pub!
Bosie - 24 Nov 2009 11:26
I moved to the area about 3 months ago and have been to Marneys many times now. It always has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere where even children and dogs are welcomed (and not in a bothersome way!) In the summer, there is a beautiful view outside of the pond and church, but now that it's getting cooler and people are sitting indoors, it has a very cozy feeling. The building has a very rustic look, and is always kept clean. The staff is pleasant as well, always greeting customers and making sure everyone is kept happy. Marneys is a lovely pub and it is easy to see why they have such a good reputation.
goodtaste0208 - 25 Oct 2009 12:29
Recently discovered this pub, tucked away like a little gem easily the best pub around for ages. I had the pleasure of meeting the Landlord who to my surprise was a young chap who told me he had recently taken over a few months prior, not at all what you would expect for such a traditional old style pub, but seems to be doing a good job. The food was wonderful especially the Sunday Lunch. Good beer bit pricey but you don�t mind cos you pay to drink it in the scenic location. The only gripe I have is the older chap behind the bar who definitely isn't the happiest man I�ve ever met.
greggsaimtree - 4 Oct 2009 20:00
On a midweek visit at lunch, we were welcomed by a gruff bar member, clearly suffering from a charm bypass - and who I fear may have been the landlord. None of the nice pleasantries and bonhomie you might expect from a pub that styles itself a village inn, such as a 'hello' or 'what would you like?'. Just a curt, almost inquisitive, 'yes?'.
Pint of bitter and a Pimms came to around a tenner. Food horribly overpriced, nine quid for sausages and chips. Eating area chock full of yummy mummies and infants, with baby buggies blocking access to tables.
Pub enjoys a good location and nice setting. But great shame that on this visit, such enviable assets were eroded by a hostile and inhospitable environment.
norbitonpaul - 10 Jul 2009 01:03
A great little pub,Linda and Henrik Platou have recently sold pub to new people Colin and his son Tom with the help of Lindsy and Harry and senor Mickey as new chef,they are spending quiet a bit on refurbishing it,which it does need dramaticly.Only downfall is too many young children allowed in bar,beers a little bit pricey.
davidgviner - 8 Apr 2009 13:55
Setting for this pub is fantastic, no doubt, and evidently the food is not terrible - but this is something you will not discover if you are vegetarian - or if you are conscientious and one of your guests/companions is.

The first pub I have seen in over ten years with not even one token vegetarian item on its menu.Not one! When asked about this, an elderly member staff was immensely rude.

I ended up leaving the pub in search of food elsewhere, some of our party remained and ate. When they left, the same gentleman ( landlord?) muttered "thank god they're getting him out of here" in relation to an 8 month old in the party (who had evidently hardly made his presence known during the visit).

While the setting is desirable, there are far more welcoming pubs in the area, that are able to keep their prejudices and petty hatreds to themselves and get on with the job of providing good food and beer. I'd avoid this place if you can.
hardy - 1 Mar 2009 21:03
Excellent stopping point after racing at Sandown, even if the bar area can get a little crowded. Nice hidden boozer
City_Gent - 27 Feb 2009 13:53
Bombardier, Courage Best and London Pride were on last Tuesday. Small pub with a very small serving area. Friendly enough and I expect it is packed in the summer in the beer garden.
GuideDogSaint - 18 Jan 2009 16:48
Great pub, lovely setting, wonderful Sunday roast. A bit dear, but the best pub for miles.
darren_pratt - 11 Nov 2008 13:16
Must be a lovely setting in the summer.Small bar with friendly staff including the dog.
anonymous - 22 Sep 2008 11:53
Lovely setting ovelooking Marney's pond, great staff and lovely beer and nice friendly atmosphere
lorraineT - 14 May 2008 17:12
food has become much more expensive over the last year or two & the quality is not consistent enough to justify this in my view. None the less the location is charming on a fine day
jkc - 3 Dec 2007 14:50
It's fine, exactly as described below, and easily the best pub round here. Well worth seeking out.
nickdavies - 11 Nov 2007 19:10
I never usually go overboard with praise on this site, but with Marneys I have to make an exception.

This is a wonderful pub. Quiet, unassuming, yet classy. The clientele was varied, from groups of women to a post-training football team, which shows that everyone feels welcome. It's clearly aimed at the 30+ drinker, so there was no hint of trouble. The service was friendly and knowledgable. When the smoking ban comes in it will be almost perfect.

The tables inside are a little too big making it slightly cramped, and the towel dispensers in the toilets are a bit temperamental, but these are very minor gripes. Well Done.
parkhillian - 8 Jun 2007 13:14
It would help if 'anonymous' below puts their name to the review so we can see where else they've reviewed and whether this outburst is the norm. I do not recognise this pub from that review one jot.

So, this place is an old-fashioned village inn (as it's name makes clear) with a small bar and side room, larger rectangular room to the left, seeting outside to the front and in a large garden at the rear side. It overlooks a village pond. Not that this interests me, but food is served and this has a Scandanavian slant - cured fish, frikadellen and the like. Three proper ales on tap (could do with more imagination here than Courage Best, Pride, and Spitfire); the usual lagers and wines. Gets rammed a lot in good weather, but service is OK so long as you understand the bar is tiny for such a large place, but then it is a 'village inn' and in times gone, would probably have had a small serving hatch there. Clientele is upmarket as you'd expect from the Esher/Thames Ditton hinterland, which can lead to 'look at my car/frock/jacket etc' displays on occasions, and now and again ostentatious braying from the chaps.

So, as I said I do not recognise the description below one jot, and have never had anything other than decent service and a decent pint.

barlick - 25 Apr 2007 12:42
lovely pub. Brilliant bar staff, specially the one goes by the name of "oceana" Dave and
Mark. Dont forget to tip them!
Mr_Sifters - 2 Apr 2007 18:58
Great pub that keeps the riff raff at bay by charging a little more than the average for their beers. It keeps the place civilised. Good wines too. Great food at lunchtime (Monday to Friday only) and the 'ladies who lunch' are usually very attractive and it's worth the visit for them alone! Get there early to grab a table. The beer is not always in the tremendous condition it was a few years ago...but getting a decent pint locally gets increasingly difficult. Good pub to take the girlfriend too...but don't mention it to the missus!
draughtbeer - 17 Jul 2006 18:41
went there recently for a drink and found it quite pleasant in a lovely location. took a card and decided to re visit for lunch. despite phoning all morning to book with no answer decided to take a chance and turn up. asked if there was a table for five and a child. was very rudely told that children arent allowed in one section and the others were reserved, i dont mind but the attitude was very off and i wont be calling again.
benny - 5 Jan 2006 13:46
I think that not only is the service efficient and friendly but the male staff are particulary pleasing to the eye!!!! Especially the newly appointed manager
Lonely esher lady - 16 Oct 2004 17:26
How can you have a pub serving 'posh' food when they don't do Sunday lunches 'cos it's the chefs day off! Tell 'im to take a different day..Better value at The Greyhound anyway.
quizman - 4 Sep 2004 13:59
Seems recently to have changed attitude to family - to its detriment, and now seems determined to price families away - charging �1.50 for a small (20 cl) glass of coke. Not worth trip or visit unless adults only or very rich
Peter - 31 Aug 2004 11:58
Went there for the first time last week was made to feel really welcome will go back again.
Had a look at the food menu and will be returning soon because it looks fantastic,however, food is only served until 2:30!!!
local beer monsters - 13 Aug 2004 22:46
It may be the most popular, but there aren't may to choose from.

Take out a mortgage before going, and don't expect any entertainment.
Scotty boy - 28 Apr 2004 13:17
Originally called The Alma this pub is the most popular of the Weston Green pubs.

Alan - 19 Apr 2004 19:25

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