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The Wavendons Arms

3.9
3.9
31 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub

The Wavendon Arms is a premium pub, bar, and restaurant with its very own courtyard and garden, centrally located in the heart of the picturesque town of Wavendon.

At The Wavendon Arms, we serve fantastic food & drinks in beautiful settings, that are guaranteed to give you an unforgettable dining experience. No matter the reason for your visit, expect an atmosphere full of energy and buzz, from the bar to your table.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 23:30
    Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30

  • Phone number

    01908 584277

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

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What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. TL

    TimL

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent service very good too. Always a pleasure coming to the restaurant for a pre-theatre meal.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great meal Service a little slow , only problem With this restaurant!

  3. P

    paulineP

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Great food - slow service

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Unfortunately the restaurant had no record of our booking, despite confirmation by text and email a week before. We waited for an hour and ten minutes before being seated. Our food took about another hour to arrive. Food was actually very tasty, no complaints here. A member of staff apologised at the end of the evening and said the drinks we’d had at the bar whilst waiting would be complimentary. However, we were charged the next day. when we subsequently complained, they promised this would be refunded. Once again, this did not happen. The customer service was shockingly bad and this ruined our weekend.

  5. EK

    EllanKarasGrandma

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food, wasn’t rushed, had a great meal thank you

  6. TL

    TimL

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, quality food. Like what they have done with the interior

  7. MW

    MaureenW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Whilst the food was as good as usual, the service was incredibly slow. Once seated with menus, at 7.00 pm, we had to chase for a drinks order after waiting 20 mins. Hummus and bread took 35 mins to arrive. We chased up twice for our main course, which we didn’t get till 8.20 pm. We asked why it was taking so long and were told that the restaurant was very short on staff that night. The staff tried their best in difficult circumstances.

  8. AL

    AndrewL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    The new menu is slightly more expensive but food still very good. Choice also slightly smaller. It was much nosier and hard to have a conversation not sure if because slightly bigger tables and open plan at back.

  9. MS

    MargaretS

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service and food very good only complaint large party eating there letting the children run riot .

  10. JR

    JaneR

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food great, service good, music too loud. Need to sort out their offers as I had a voucher for a free bottle of Prosecco and it took some time to agree that it was not 20% off a bottle. Otherwise I would return as I like the menu.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    Unfortunately when we arrived we had a 45 minute weight for food. The gentleman explained that to say sorry we would be given some bread etc... Disappointingly while we were given bread, we were also charged for it. So we ended up paying for bread we didn’t really want. Extremely disappointing

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    Went for a little family meal. It’s nice that it’s been refurbished tastefully but the service quality seems to have dropped from my last visit prior to refurbishments. The service was clumsy, does not equate the effort put into refurbishment and therefore diminishes the value. We think it needs to be upskilled We waited an hour for our food with no one paying attention or expressing any bother. Also asked for asked for my daughters food to be packed u as she waited long for her food and lost appetite. Both linguine and salad were packed in tin foil paper. Brownies were also rock hard do altogether we were disappointed We asked for fresh juice and we were served concentrate

  13. PC

    PaulineC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    First time since the revamp first impression ok Main problem for us was the noise levels felt that there was to many patrons inside service was affected by this

  14. P

    Pete

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A good Sunday lunch, but you could tell the potatoes had been cooked much earlier and kept warm. Beware of the massive crater at the entrance of the car park!

  15. JF

    JohnF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Did not think it was value for money thought it was expensive for what we had

  16. CR

    CliveR

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The meal was good the service was rather slow (it was a weekemd and the place was full)

  17. SD

    SusanD

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2018

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    What made our evening was our waitress Dee who was a gem, friendly, nothing was a problem and a lovely personality, she's one to keep.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Busy but efficient. Super for pre theatre meals. Great staff able to deal with many people.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    There were four in our party. Starters were brought out separately with long gaps. Two of us had the starter “THYME-ROASTED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS in Cropwell Bishop sauce with rustic toast”. Sauce was poor and toast was soggy bread. Main courses. Lamb was asked to be medium but was cooked very rare. Again main courses were brought out separately. Desert. Two of us ordered deserts - one came. After a while, asked about the second desert and this had been overlooked. This was then brought after another wait but with ice cream instead of custard. By then it was too late and we did no bother. Overall disappointing experience as previous visits had been much better.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Very good food and service but I find the restaurant so noisy - can't hear yourself speak Will come again but will bear in mind the noise levels and pick my occasion accordingly

  21. E

    Elizabeth

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I’ve eaten lunch several times at the Wavendon Arms and always enjoyed the food, but this times I found the Sunday lunch rather disappointing. The starters and puddings were up to the usual high standard but the roast beef was not. The beef and accompaniments were rather cold and the Yorkshire pudding certainly didn’t taste homemade. I will continue to visit the Wavendon Arms for weekday lunches but wouldn’t choose it for Sunday lunch in future.

  22. SC

    SueC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2018

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    Been to Wavendon arms regularly for 10 years. For the first time I was embarrassed as I recommended it to my 3 friends who were with me. Pulled pork burger was v exp and when it came bland, salad dry. Staff did not ask at all how our food was. As it is our local it has really upset me. My beef was quite bland. Puddings were good.

  23. SP

    SamanthaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The food was ok but a bit cold. The music was very loud but they did turn it down when asked. My friend wad gluten free and menu was not very clear.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Good wine list supporting a nicely varied menu. The meals were on the cold side... May have been due to slow service. Twice cooked chunky fries, doesn't mean they have to be burnt and served cold! Overall- barely made the OK standard.

  25. BB

    BlackheathBoy

    London

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious meal and friendly staff

  26. A

    Alan

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to the pub for a pre-show meal, both had starters and main meals no room for desert all in all lovely experience,food fabulous great price.

  27. BD

    BerylD

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    A very pleasant location. Light and airy dining area, good for outdoor socialising. Not sure if there is a disabled toilet available. A small initial difficulty when the reception desk for dining was unmanned. We would definitely go again, the restaurant was clearly popular.

  28. c

    clubr

    Central Coast

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was recommended by a local friend and it was a lovely experience. A charming country facility with modern touches, attentive staff, and a creative menu offered a relaxed and delicious dinner. I had the mushroom starter that had an incredible sauce and the duck that was very flavorful and tender. Can't wait to return!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2017

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    poor food would not recommend this place to anyone a total waist of money very very poor

  30. IC

    IanC

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service, enjoyed the new menu

  31. W

    Wardy

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    I've been to this restaurant a number of times and the service is very good. The staff and friendly and welcoming. The food is only OK and therefore the cost is a little high. Having said that there is a good selection of meals and all are well presented.

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The Wavendons Arms is rated 3.9 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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  • Area

    Milton Keynes

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Thursday: 11:00 - 23:00
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 23:30
    Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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