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The Village Gate, Wendover - pub details

Previously called: The Marquis of Granby

Address: 225 Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6BA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8365) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Wendover (0.7 miles), Stoke Mandeville (1.8 miles), Little Kimble (3.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 23 users)
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No longer trading - due to major fire, last August.

Currently on the market - as 'redevelopment opportunity'.
tradervic - 25 Apr 2020 09:54
This pub is situated a mile or so out of Wendover and a similar distance from the village of Weston Turville both of which have a choice of drinking establishments and there are only a few houses in the immediate area so effectively no local trade. It was having to cater for the dining trade to exist but has closed on more than one occasion. Although I haven't been in there much in recent times I drive past quite often and yesterday I noticed that there had been a serious fire leaving only the outer shell standing. It will need a complete rebuild and therefore I suspect unlikely to reopen as a pub. It's a shame as it was actually quite a nice place but always struggled to attract sufficient clientele despite a succession of different proprietors.
yellowfever - 16 Aug 2019 09:28
over priced and very poor, must agree with indiekids comments, trying hard to be somthing it is not!!!!
pgjp - 14 Aug 2013 10:44

Have given this pub the benefit of the doubt again and again but it still comes up short. Been for 4 meals here now and, to be honest, I won't give it anymore chances. Dreadful service from disinterested teenage lad the last. He spent ages chatting with his mates and ignoring customers. Brought our food out with no cutlery -
Politely asked him for some knives and forks and he never came back!

Food isn't great. Time before last the burger was cold and raw. sunday roast was stringy beef meat and table next to us complained as veg was so hard they couldn't get a fork into it.
Has had a big makeover and is trying to present itself as a fancy gastropub but it's really not even close to being that. I really wouldn't bother again.

indiekid - 8 Jun 2013 13:49

outside, the building is beuatifull, although it suffers from a busy road being directly in front of it. if you are able to get the outside seating thats tucked away out of view of the road then its nice, otherwise... your view is a main road.

inside, this place is clearly trying to be as upmarket as possible. its all very modern and bright, with very trendy paint scheme and fittings. not usually what i like in a pub, but they do seem to have gotten this trendy feel right.

ales and beers were suprisingly very good, and some interesting varities too.

all in all, if i feel the need to go somewhere a bit fancy pants, then this is where i'd choose... but that doesnt happen often.

CHELSEA_on_tour - 1 Oct 2012 11:55

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