The Northey Arms

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WR
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable and delicious lunch with friends visiting from Australia. Intrigued with the Northey Arms pub sign - what is the significance of the soldiers depicted on the sign? Would love to find out. Cheers Rosie

PC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, presentation and service. Will be back again next week

JE
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience enjoyed by all 10 of us.

BL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Third time I have been now, food consistently delicious. Service better this time, but still could improve a bit- would be nice to feel staff enjoy the work and a few smiles.

JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had two great meals in a row. The food was outstanding, the staff were polite & the service was great. Highly recommend it.

I
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday roast was very good the only complaint is that it was huge ,so next time a child’s portion for me

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious, can not fault it. Packed with flavour, and looked amazing. Pub very busy and noisy when arrived, but realised it was towards end of happy hour on a Friday early pm, so headed outside for a bit, calmed down after 6.30/7pm. Our order and drinks were taken, but then service became a bit more hap-hazard, had to ask for dessert menu and for coffees, no opportunity to ask for extra drinks, no- one came over. They did come over once during the mains, to check how everything was, but that was the only occassion. I don’t know if it was because we had a voucher that we were given less treatment, but we did want to order additional items. We did notice other tables had to ask for menu etc too. Perhaps a one off? It wouldn’t stop us going again, as food really very good standard indeed

LM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personale gentile, location ottima per visitare Bath, ambiente pulito e confortevole, grande parcheggio.
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AM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The answer to 'would I recommend the Northey Arms to a friend?' was really maybe not yes. It would depend on what they were looking for, if it was just a drink in nice surroundings then yes but if they wanted a recommendation for food, it would be no. The food itself was cooked and presented really well but the portion sizes really, really let it down starting with the scallop starter which consisted of only 3 tiny scallops on a massive plate! Pork belly unfortunately was the only item that was over cooked, sides had to be ordered to bulk up some of the choices. The only substantial meal we were served was the Burger, the cod and chips ordered by another table looked good but unfortunately that was not one of our choices! Calves liver was also good but definitely needed more vegetables... Nouveau cuisine or art attack was what we got on our plates. Glad we had vouchers as we would not have stayed when we saw the portion sizes it was not value for money at all. It's a shame as the place is lovely and brilliant staff, very friendly and attentive.

V
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My friends and I always enjoy dining at the Northey Arms - do think it is time for some new choices to be added to the Menu. But overall it is a very pleasant experience.

JW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed a really lovely Sunday Lunch, whilst I ordered the Beef which was exceptional, my guests ordered from the "a la carte" menu, which I know on a Sunday lunch would've been a little trying, however all meals were exceptional and everyone enjoyed their meals. The service seemed a little slow, perhaps undermanned on this occasion, normally we have amazing service which is equally as exceptional as the food.

MM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A great venue on the outskirts of Box. Upon arrival the team at the bar were very friendly and courteous. We had 2 kids with us and we made use of the outdoor space pre-dinner to occupy them and dined inside. The restaurant décor was lovely and homely, good vibe around the bar with the locals in enjoying a pint.

The food was mostly good with the exception of the Ribeye. The kids portions were huge and the share platter was very enjoyable. The steak unfortunately was not so great, not sure if it was just a one off cut that we had got. However overall a nice visit and would return.

The service team are great!

LC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely Sunday lunch sitting in the bar area. Very comfortable surroundings and the staff are lovely. Busy in the main restaurant but service was very good and the food as delicious as ever.

d
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food great service, would recommend to friends.

B
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch at the Northey Arms with friends who were over from Gernany. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the presentation was superb.

AD
Gloucestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fine and the service efficient. Ideal for us when on our way to theatre in Bath.

TK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic quality. It takes a lot for my husband to say someone else has cooked him a fantastic steak! Staff were lovely and nothing was too much hassle. Have already recommended to family.

C
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We have eaten here twice and the food has been good. This is probably the last time we will eat here - the staff seem unengaged and the service suffers as a result.

CH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a party of 3 the food was very good and the service was fine, the only drawback was there was 2 party’s with very young children who were probably tired at8o,clock which unfortunately led to a lot of crying and screaming and noise. Which unfortunately spoilt are evening. Probably just unlucky on this occasion, we would try it again though

JH
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely spacious place with friendly staff and great food!

CS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a blip on our last visit we were pleased to have standards back to their usual high level, 3 beautiful Sunday lunches, couldn't have been better, perfect portion size. vegetables perfect and meat was great too.
Lovely Puds and attentive service

LC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food okay service very slow.We were sitting near the kitchen extremely loud music coming from there.Not sure I would recommend or visit again

G
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Great pub food that is locally sourced. Relaxing and attractive atmosphere. Their customer service is where they let the restaurant down...not attentive, forget certain ordered items, staff needs better management/training. House manager is present but has a very negative and "don't care" attitude.

PD
London
28 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We had booked a table in the bar but were seated down in the restaurant right next to the kitchen door so it wasn’t ideal. Service was very slow and our waiter was very curt and rather unfriendly. We have usually had much better experiences at the Northey but this was very disappointing, particularly as it was a special occasion.

K
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent gastro pub with young and enthusiastic staff. Recommended.

RM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

We have visited a few times. Each time has been excellent.
This is our first time on a Sunday.
Fish and chips was excellent.
The roast lamb was mediocre - although the veg, gravy and Yorkshire pudding were very good and tasty, the lamb was riddled with inedible fat and the roast potatoes were too hard to get a fork through.
I brought this to the attention of the waitress. She readily acknowledged the problem with the lamb. I mentioned that it should be withdrawn from the menu in that state for that day especially as I was told chefs weren’t happy with it either! But they were still happy to serve it up?
I paid the bill in full (although I didn’t ask, it would have been a courtesy to take the lamb off the bill) but will probably not go on a Sunday again. Sadly.

CS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I was disappointed this time.

Previous numerous visits to the Northey have been perfect in every way, this time the service was just the bear essentials, no friendliness or humour, we weren't asked if we wanted more drinks or if everything was ok, we also weren't given the option of vinegar or sauces and had to ask for new cutlery for the main course.

Food was ok, nothing exceptional as before either.

it has always been my 'go to' place, but now will investigate other options

KW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Not wheelchair accessible.

The only ramped entrance was locked and clearly using it would have inconvenienced other guests dining. No excuse for this.

No accessible toilet that I could see.

B
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent meal in a gastro pub environment. Friendly and enthusiastic young staff. Good for options for gluten free, vegan etc.

DB
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were in a party of 6 and can honestly say that we all enjoyed the experience - very good food and value for money in very pleasant surroundings together with good service - would definitely recommend it!

RF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service has always been of a high standard, with friendly helpful staff. the menu is very good with a good selection of food for all tastes. Food is well prepared and well presented

BD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good quality for pub food. Very good helpful staff and chef easily coped with special dietary requirements of one member of the party.

RP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was delicious. It seems ridiculous to have only two waiting staff! We booked our table at 12 and didn’t leave until 3pm which was quite a long stretch four small children. Please employ more staff!

TD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lively pub, with a good menue, friendly staff and great tasting food. comfortable seats although slightly low compared to the table height. Overall a very nice evening.

H
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food with great service. I was surprised but pleased to see a mid week offer in such a good restaurant.

JG
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu and great service. Good for family with teenagers.

S
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Vary enjoyable night out, although the restaurant was very busy perhaps the service a bit slow but understandable. We will return hopefully in the near future

DJ
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant staff, good food - very tasty, good portions though risotto a little ‘stodgy’. All in all good value for money and would definitely go again.

JW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovey Sunday lunch once again. Great food, knowledgable staff that always give you a warm welcome. What more more could you ask for? 10/10.

JA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding, a little pricey but quality was superb so I didn’t mind. Service was minimal. Didn’t seem to be enough staff to run the bar, serve food and check people in to the hotel.

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