The Pheasant Inn
We booked a table for 5 for a Christmas Dinner and we were not advised that we needed to pre-book /order this in advance. On arrival we were given the same general menu. The staff arranged for 3 of our party who wanted Turkey to have it but it was pretty poor. The veg was limited , no carrots or Brussels, the spinach very lacklustre and no flavour and the roast potatoes were not very palatable. For the price it was not great. We ate because we were hungry and did not complain as the staff had tried to be helpful.
It’s such a shame because we love this place for warmth and it’s ambience but often the food and inexperience of the young staff lets this place down.
Excellent food and service...………..
Looking forward to returning
We all had fish and chips, which was tasty and well served. Staff were friendly and helpful. An improvement on our last visit - definitely worth the journey. We will be back.
This is a lovely venue - warm, comfortable and quirky and the service was prompt and friendly. The food was very good although my chicken schnitzel was a bit dry and I had a touch of meal envy with my friends whose fish dishes looked better. Could’ve used a bit more veg with my choice.
My friends’ cheese board was v impressive and my dessert was lovely.
Will definitely return.
A super lunch, lovely food and great attentive service. They couldn't have been more accommodating. It was my elderly Mothers birthday and they made it very special.
Been coming to the Pheasant for over 40 years. Never disappointed even when it has changed hands. Food is excellent, imaginative and always delivers. See you again soon Pheasant.
Love this pub wish we lived nearer the food /service is always outstanding
OUR FIRST VISIT TO THE PHEASANT INN, SHEFFORD WOODLANDS. THE BEST PUB FOOD I HAVE TASTED IN RECENT YEARS AND CERTAINLY THE BEST AROUND NEWBURY! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
PAUL & SARAH
Everything was perfect, the 4 star for food was simply a reflection that one of our orders was incorrect but the staff were EXTREMELY apologetic and it was resolved in a timely manner. The staff were more upset than we were. Overall we had a lovely meal, in a lovely atmosphere with wonderful staff. 👍🏼
Our evening was great; lovely areas within the bar for pre-dinner drinks followed by a delicious dinner in the restaurant area. We all enjoyed our food; it was extremely tasty and well presented.
Consistent food, fantastic staff and great atmosphere. Really, excellent local pub.
A very enjoyable evening. Top notch service, food and great atmosphere.
So glad I decided to book as extremely busy, which is the only reason the service didn't get top marks too!
Will definitely be returning.
We loved our Sunday lunch at the Pheasant - very cosy, great ambience and good food - all perfect.
But someone stole my wallet. How and why did that happen.
We ordered two main courses of Gnocchi. When it was served we pointed out to the waitress that both these portions were on the small side as if served as the first course. The waitress checked with the Chef whom firmly told her that the serving we had was a main course item.
Me and cousin and I doubted this and we left the restaurant disappointed.
With regard to the room it was obvious that the previous occupations did not make either tea or coffee as the flex on the kettle was too short for it to be plugged in a suitable socket. The manager had to collect a further adaptor and a waitress made teas and coffees for us in the kitchen.
Room One needed to be thought out regarding facilities.
Both these issues down rated our stay.
Could have been better
Overall a pleasant, relaxing experience with friendly, respectful and attentive staff making all the difference. However the food was pretty disappointing, especially at the price. Bland, totally lacking inspiration and flair, luke warm, raw veg and garnish obviously wilted and not fresh. We went for the food and left feeling cheated of the dining experience we were hoping for. Chefs need to up their game because they definitely let the serving staff down. Big shame.
Great place to meet. Lovely lunch and great service
Lovely food and fantastic service. We were very well looked after. Enjoyable day at the Pheasant Inn
Great food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. The only downside is the car park which is sometimes so full it becomes a problem.
Lovely staff, the food was amazing, the fish was cooked perfectly and the batter was superb.
We had a very special and happy time - a birthday lunch for my friend. Excellent food and a most relaxing atmosphere. Perfect!
We had a wonderful Sunday lunch. The waitress went above and beyond organising lovely birthday treat for out party. Excellent food will definitely be back.
Enjoyed our meal & stay @ The Pheasant, very comfortable rooms & helpful, friendly staff.
Will highly recommend
Very friendly staff and nice to have a full vegan menu!
Very warm and cosy atmosphere
Great mid-country location for a business lunch. Very pleasant service and good selection of food from the snack to the sophiscated - lobster and chips!
Very civilised nice service I would prefer slightly fuller fat milk or even single cream in my coffee!
Good food and service and a buzzy atmosphere. A great lunch - again. Thank you.
Lovely pub, very cosy with a log fire and nice ambience.
Food was hot and beautifully cooked. Very interesting varied menu - also have great gluten free options.
Very impressed for our first visit and will definitely recommend.
Utterly charming staff, great atmosphere, good food, the best of gastropubs. Always busy for a reason.
Excellent as usual. Meet friends here quite often & would thoroughly recommend The Pheasant. Well done.
Superb fish and chips with the lightest batter and lovely triple cooked chips
Excellent food and atmosphere, service was quite slow (but is was busy peak lunchtime) overall very good and will return
Suitable location for racehorse enthusiasts. Excellent parking and good food with quick friendly service.
Very relaxed atmosphere. The rump of lamb was delicious as was the panna cotta. Service was very good. Highly recommended.
Slightly crowded, but very good. Lively smiley staff xx
A lovely meal, my Mushroom and Truffle Risotto was cooked to perfection, I even had some to bring home with me! Friendly and polite staff.
A brilliant experience. The food was brilliant and served quickly, the value for money is reasonable and I will definitely be going back!
Couple of small issues but resolved durning the meal.
A lovely Saturday lunch get together. We were very impressed with the choices available. Food was very well presented and extremely tasty. Excellent wine choices too. What we liked in particular was the attentive staff who were very pleasant and knowledgeable when discussing food and wine choices.