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The Horse and Jockey, Curbridge

The Horse and Jockey is now in the safe pair of hands of Jack and Cath, a husband and wife team of many years experience in the pub trade. I must confess that over the last five years this pub that I love dearly has had more landlords than I've had hot dinners, and it has been an uncertain time for those who have shared great times at this picturesque hostelry. My wife and I returned there on Monday 20th June for a pub meal, just after the opening time of 6pm. Cath greeted us on our arrival and we felt that we had 'come home' again after our intermittent visits of recent years. The evening meal is traditional pub fare, nothing fancy but fairly priced, and our orders of cod and chips and butterfly chicken in barbecue sauce were not only very tasty, but also consisted of substantial portions. We feel that Jack and Cath can really make this place shine again, and we intend to do our bit by returning regularly and supporting a really great pub.

21 Jun 2011 22:23

The Horse and Jockey, Curbridge

Further to my recent comment, I would just like to say that I have recently returned to the pub and was gladdened to find that it has reverted back to its previous situation. Thanks to the new landlord, it is now a pub again, not a restaurant. I shall be using it regularly again!

24 Dec 2007 16:11

The Horse and Jockey, Curbridge

This pub used to be my local, albeit being around 4 miles from my home. A lift there and a taxi home suited me fine though. I stopped using it a couple of years back when the then owners turned the lounge bar completely into a poshish restaurant, and stopped the casual drinker from using that side of the pub. It used to have a smaller specific restaurant area, with food also being served at other tables without the casual drinker being shoved into the other bar. Frankly, as a quiet and respectful drinker, I felt the treatment of customers such as myself was disgraceful. However I would always return if the situation returned to the way it used to be.

26 Nov 2007 15:25

The Dolphin, St Denys

For the drinker who loves good beer and a terrific ambience and welcoming landlord and landlady, this is one of the best pubs I have ever been to.

9 Nov 2007 16:08

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