The Crooked Billet
As always a very enjoyable lunch at the Crooked Billet. Pig's Cheeks particularly good.
Only went for a Sunday roast which was outstanding.
We will have to go back to start on the comprehensive Ala Carte menu!
It was a lovely evening and the service was very good. They went out of their way to ensure everyone was happy, with one waiter creating me my own vegan menu which I greatly appreciated. It was a good evening and we will go back
Sadly not the gastronomic pub it was!
Usually my review for crooked billet is 4/5 stars it is unusual for me to be disappointed. However on this occasion I was I found the fish pie very basic not the usual standard of food here. The rest of the table all had pork belly and they enjoyed it.
Our third visit to this slightly quirky (in a good way!) pub restaurant. Staff are charming, food was delicious, and when they didn’t have the bottle of wine we ordered, they gave us a more expensive one for the same price. Definitely one of my favourite places to eat.
A characterful countryside wonder. A relaxed fusion of fine food and rustic Bohemia
We have visited previously and enjoyed the experience. This weekend we went we our friends who thoroughly enjoyed their lunch. Keep up the good work!
We have been to The Crooked Billet many times - it never disappoints.
Paul Clerhughs ' (apologies if spelling incorrect) quirkiness shines through in the inventive menu and the restaurant itself and the cheery informality of the staff adds to the occasion.
Put it on your list.
As usual absolutely outstanding food and a very, very nice overall dining experience. The place is quite special in terms of location and interior. I love it - 10 out of 10.
Usually very good, the CB falls down a bit at lunchtime. I know we were eating from the special lunch menu, but that should be an advertisement for the restaurant rather than a downmarket version of good cooking. The starters were both truly excellent. The fish soup and the tartlet were yummy. The mains, eh!. I had the tempura courgette, the vegetarian option and it was lukewarm and pretty dull. The chicken my friend had was again, OK, but would not normally be worth coming out for. The dessert, the chocolate bread and butter pudding, was a modest brown lump in a sea of yellow custard, un-decorated, un-garnished, not very attractively served, and while tasty, was not really worth even the £5.50 from the (now pricier than before) specials menu. The service remains ok, but again, a little charmless and mechanical. They could do better for very little extra effort.
This used to be our go to place to celebrate the holiday/new year/birthdays/anniversaries but after the terrible food and service we received - we won’t be back anytime soon.