The Woodman Inn
Monday - Friday: 12pm-3pm & 5.00pm - 9pm
Number 21 - York/Appleton
This is THE place to eat if you are looking for good, honest food at very reasonable prices in a family run, friendly environment where - after just a few visits - you are treated like an Old Friend every time you return. Can't fault the place, absolutely top notch!
Absolutely delicious food, top marks!
Friendly service, very polite and attentive.
Second visit here, food was ok but felt it was better last time, service to start getting a drink the food order been taken was as it should be, friendly greeting etc. Three of the meals were not really enjoyed by the group, i enjoyed the wedges style chips but one of the party didn't maybe an option between this style chip and normal chips should be an option especially when you order fish and chips. Service after the mains did take a nose dive we ordered puddings which arrived as they should, and the waiter went off to serve another table of diners, only for us to realize we had no spoons or forks for them! so we had a five minute wait while the other table were served to get them not very good the waiter should have made sure we had them before moving on. Then i asked for the bill which arrived and they had missed all the main dishes off so was about £75 below what it should of been. So i pointed this out to the waiter who didn't seem to understand he thought we were saying we had been overcharged! so i had to go the bar to sort it out and pay the correct amount. I have to say the blonde girl serving on was brilliant and couldn't apologize enough for the mistake, and seemed as though she was having to take the lead in restaurant and didn't seem to stop working. So overall a little bit disappointed. But it didn't spoil a nice evening
We were very disappointed, the chips had skins on which my husband cannot eat and when he asked if any other type of chips available the assistant went to ask and we were told “no sorry about that”
My lasagne tasted very salty , I like salt but it was as if the chef had tipped the whole pot in. When I mentioned this , i was told the same”oh sorry about that”
Ladies toilet handryer not working and no paper towels .
The chef visited the toilet whilst my husband was in and left without washing his hands.
We paid our bill of £78 and we never got our change back.
We have eaten here on several occasions and always been very happy but I am sorry to say we won’t be visiting again in a hurry.
We celebrated Father's Day and the service was outstanding along with the food. Loved it.
First time for Sunday Lunch, but been before for weekday lunches. Great choice of menus, Excellent Service, all with a smile. Arrive early to park!
This pub never fails. Great meal every time. Large portions and excellent quality. Well worth a visit
We have visited 4 times now when we go to see our daughter at university in York. Excellent service and excellent home made food . We will be back .
Despite the credit card terminal proplem's (Visa issue, not the Woodman) the whole experience was 100%. My wife, daughter (7) and myself had a great table, good food and drinks. Great area outside in the rear garden form children to play in good weather. Friendly staff.
Well done Woodman, we will be back.
Really really nice food, great atmosphere, again lovely team of staff. Make you feel very welcome. Would highly recommend.
Made a booking to celebrate son's birthday & chose The Woodman because of the large outdoor play area for our grandson , aged 18 months. Sadly, the weather ( first significant rain in about a month !) put paid to that idea. Table was set as agreed, including high chair & our order was taken after a short wait. Meals duly arrived & everyone was pleased with their choice. Only one problem, the " birthday boy" had been forgotten ! This was rectified pretty quickly ( server had forgotten to order two of the same dish ) & we were on our way home in time for little one's bedtime.
A very pleasant experience with attentive, but not over fussy staff. Would happily return again, if only to sample the kid's play area !
been quite a few times since we moved to next village away, mostly for sunday lunch, food is always fantastic, and this time they had their new menu out, i had a trio of sausages with parsly mash was really nice, to be honest i couldnt make my mind up what to have, so many things i liked on the menu as well has the sunday lunch of course, always friendly always efficient always a good atmoshere and always a nice meal, we will be back again shortly
Some new items introduced to the menu and found to be excellent, along with traditional dishes. Try the new Thai curry and keep the steak offer for two persons in the choices! Desserts also great.
The Woodman is a big favourite of ours, it ticks all the boxes - amazing food, excellent service and a really warm welcome. This Sunday we went traditional and had the beef and the leg of lamb, both cooked to perfection. Loads of different veg from cauliflower cheese to carrots with star anise plus loads more. Yorkshire puds and roasties were delicious and then there was lashings of gravy. What's not to like
Met up for a Family Sunday lunch. The food was very good and the Woodman Inn was a lovely place to eat in.
This is probably our 4th or 5th visit since moving close by, love the food and ambience, and the service is quick and friendly, we particularly like the sunday roast where you get lots of meat and giant Yorkshire pudding and scrummy gravy, nice variety of veg too. will be back soon
Lovely well presented food. Wonderful flavours and home cooked. Service a little slow- mains arrived but our starter plates had not been cleared. Unfortunately gluten free items are not marked on the menu so the waitress had to keep going back to the kitchen to ask what was suitable.
We were seated next to a really loud family with poor behaved children so ours was not a relaxing experience but hopefully if we visit again it may be.
Excellent service. Good, tasty food well presented. We cancelled another restaurant to return the next day!
Great service from the guy that served us. Food was lovely. Will be returning
Been to the woodman on a few occasions & they never disappoint. The food is beautiful and its overall a lovely place to go and eat at. Great atmosphere, lovely staff. Cant recommend them enough.
Excellent food that was very tasty. Ambience was good and service excellent.
Excellent service, nice ambience. Food very good. Had Brie and black pudding starter, both excellent. Steak and pie main, steak excellent, pie crust too hard but otherwise very good. Service goes above and beyond. Will return
Really lovely place, outstanding food and great service.
Very attentive waitress, great service & lovely food.
We first visited The Woodman months ago as we were considering moving to the area, and we were so impressed by the place, the amazingly friendly staff, and the fab food with huge portion sizes.. that to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary, it seemed apt to go back! I honestly can't think of a bad thing to say about the place! The menu is hearty and made with love, with lots to choose from on the menu. Atmosphere is so nice, welcoming everyone with open arms.. even as outsiders at the time, we were treated like one of the local families! We will continue to eat there regularly, and will ensure any visiting friends or family also get to experience it!
Tasty home cooked food at great prices, and a lovely relaxing atmosphere,
Staff are always happy and helpful,
we love the woodman inn and will definitely be back again soon.
Went for my wifes birthday with our 3 sons the service and food were excellent would highly recommend the steak and ale pie both me and my wife ordered it.The staff were all excellent with little waiting between courses will defiantly be back.
Brilliant place and the staff are lovely. Well worth a visit xx
The Woodman Sunday Lunch is superb. The best in York.
A very good lunch, with quick and efficient service, friendly staff and delicious food!
The Sunday lunch was tasty, plenty of meat and nice roasts but again it could have been much hotter, vegetables were a long time coming. Good service overall and would probably go back.
We had the Sunday roast, good wholesome plentiful food. Been numerous times and it’s been good every time
Relaxed friendly staff, good food, comfortable atmosphere and easy parking
Great food! Great service and value for money. Well worth a visit any time!
Not the greatest of selections on the menu, however the food was excellently presented and tasted as good as it looked
This was a lovely friendly place, young waiter who served us was so nice and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and we didn’t wait long for our food which was wonderfully presented. Thanks for a great evening.
A very suitable meeting point for a friendly meet. Very friendly staff, very efficient even though busy at the time. Great selection of wholesome traditional English food; good alternatives for those not wanting 'chips with everything'.
First time at the woodman inn we had Sunday lunch and it was lovely and I have no qualms in recommending it to anybody.
Very nice Sunday lunch, plentiful choices and all the dishes we have tried were very good.
Best to book at busy times.
Excellent all round and probably the best Sunday lunch in this area, and we have tried most of the local places. Generous portions, well presented, well cooked and tasty along with a friendly service. We will definitely be back soon.