The Peat Spade
Good food, friendly atmosphere. Shame about the dogs!
Great Sunday roast, generous portions and excellent beer. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff, will be back soon.
Second time I tried to write this review, but basically a lot of hype but 100% meh.
Hawk Inn however is great.
Great little pub/restaurant - food choices good, quality produce. staff were unsure of ingredients listed on menu. Drinks ordering somewhat shambolic and beer options poor. That said we had a great evening, the ambience is perfect for being able to feel cosy and hold conversations.
The Peat Spade is one of our favourites pub/restaurants in the local area - a go to place if we wish to dine out with house guests. Set in a quaint village, it has the lovely atmosphere of an old English pub. The food is delicious. There is also a lovely private dining room that seats a dozen, ideal for a birthday party dinner or similar occasion.
Perfect hospitality and very good food! They were also very accommodating with our daughter
An excellent meal friendly and helpful staff will return
So good we are going back again. Great food but gets really busy so parking can be a problem & don’t forget to book!
Great venue, great food. A great unexpected find! Ten of us sat around a lovely round garden table for ten and chatted for 3 hours. A great way to spend time with friends.
I thought the food was over priced and underwhelming. Haven't been for a number of years. The food used to be much better. Fine for a drink and a nice ambience.
Delicious, value for money and lovely setting. Sunday Roast was fantastic... might go every week.
Lovely dinner. Restaurant was fairly busy on a Thursday evening.
Food was excellent, will go back again.
My only criticism was the light was a bit low to see what you were eating. We were sitting at the
side of the bar opposite the coffee machine.
But otherwise brilliant.
A very busy lunchtime and the staff were very helpful. The food was good, however the breaded hake was over cooked and skinny fries were served when chunky chips were requested. The toast was over done and had to be replaced. In all there appeared to be a lack of attention to the final touches in the quality of the meals. Despite this we would return but hope the restaurant was able to cope better with a full house.
Friendly team, lovely relaxed atmosphere and great food. Interior could do with a lick of paint, looked very shabby in places but definitely a great place for lunch even if the drinks are a bit over priced.
We love the Peat Spade. But like so many restaurants, Sunday roasts come swimming in gravy. The Yorkies go soft and some of us like to have the option of how much gravy - if any - to take. Service was a bit hit and miss. Not up to the usual standard. I am sure it was a blip.
The Peat Spade was good as usual on Saturday. We had the fish sharing platter followed by fish and chips (2of us) and pork for main courses all of which were good. The staff are friendly and food comes out of the kitchen at a reasonable speed so this remains a favourite for us.
Our second visit for lunch. Ate in the bar area. Good service a variety of food to suit appetites and dirtary needs.
Following a recent visit midweek which we thoroughly enjoyed, we thought it a good venue to catch up with our son and his partner early Sunday evening. As before food quality and service were great but unfortunately the noisy drunken crowd in the bar area tarnished the whole experience so we couldn’t wait to leave. Such a pity as it could be such a charming place.
Premises, staff, service and food was all very good and enjoyable; however, we were quite disappointed that the full dessert menu was not an option on a Sunday lunchtime.
The Peat Spade has changed hands since we last visited. Now owned by Upham Breweries, who own 14 other pubs. They are all totally individual places and we have been to a few (all good)
Pleased to report that it's in safe hands and is as good as it used to be. We came all the way from Farnham in Surrey and we're glad we did. The food is excellent and the staff are friendly and eager to please. We will be trying the pizzas from their outdoor wood fired oven next time, they looked delicious!
Food very tasty.
My plaice was cooked perfectly and was delicious.Service was friendly and efficient. Car park too small, but not much can be done about that.
All in all a very pleasant experience
We were unfortunate as a family with young children were behind us and a couple talking very loudly on the next table. Not your fault bt hence the poor sound rating
clearly very popular and I would assume a booking is needed most days. Dogs are allowed in the bar area. The food was fantastic and clearly all home made to an excellent standard. The bar and restaurant was very noisy and the tables are slightly cramped. However there is a fantastic private room up stairs that could possibly be booked for a larger party. Would be perfect for people looking for fantastic food without the snob factor. The whole place has a relaxed friendly vibe.
Beautiful country pub with good service but the food really let the place down. Left hungry and had to send one dish back.
The Peat Spade has gone from gastro pub food to very ordinary pub food. Virtually everything with chips, thick greasy over cooked battered food. Extremely disappointing
Booked in on line and got a table for 2 at short notice, all very efficient. It was jam packed but our one course arrived quickly. My steak was ‘blue’ as requested and was perfect, as was the fish and chips. All in all, very good value and we shall definitely return.andy, the 2 i/c, was great,
Lovely rose wine sold at room temperature not chilled, so asked for ice which took ages to be brought.
Three of us had fish and chips which were ok.
Went for a late Sunday lunch so the main rush was over and had a quiet table in a side room which was great. Lots of lovely choice on the menu. We had a veggie Buddha bowl with halloumi (which I really enjoyed) and roast beef with the biggest yorkie ever! Lovely red wine. Desserts were good- sticky toffee and panna cotta. The only thing that was a slight disappointment was the blood orange sorbet which I expected to be tangy to cut through the creaminess of the panna cotta, but I think it was a substitute. Service excellent. Would go again.
I read the reviews before I booked and they weren't wrong, it was my wedding anniversary and we had a great meal with good service, we will be visiting again and take some friends along.
We had a wonderful warm welcome, the roast beef was the tenderest ive ever had , the atmosphere was very relaxed at the same time as delivering professional service the staff coild not have done more . I ran 2 resturants for 26 years , I feel the customer service was outstanding at the Peat and spade. Thank you
We enjoyed our traditional Sunday lunch,
only one small point more gravy (separately in a jug) would have been nice
The menu is not extensive but very comprehensive and extremely delicious. My husband chose a pizza cooked in the stone pizza oven in the garden and was not disappointed! The ingredients are fresh and local and our overall dining experience we would be happy to repeat
The food here is always delicious. Gorgeous pub with lovely decor and attentive friendly staff. I would say that every time I’ve visited I have sat directly by the coffee machine which can be very loud when in use. This can be quite distracting and annoying. Perhaps it could be relocated away from the tables?
Perfect place for birthday lunch, delicious food including special "plain cooking" to suit low FODMAP diet.
Lovely local country pub with friendly staff and a menu to suit most tastes.
This was a mid-week visit to The Peat Spade which is unusual for us. The food quality was as good as normal. We had hake and chips, also rack of lamb - both delicious and arrived without much of a delay. A good local restaurant with good food and nice waiting staff.
Excellent Sunday lunch and they even gave my son an extra Yorkshire Pudding!
What a place and staff you should visit to experience this superb pub restaurant- excellent
We were recommended the peat spade and it didn’t disappoint. A lovely pub with a great menu. Nicely decorated and a good atmosphere.
We were welcomed warmly and seated immediately. Our drinks were brought very quickly and there was a varied menu.
We ordered the scallops and the soup (pea and lettuce) which were both amazing, cooked to absolute perfection. My husband ordered a t bone steak for his mains which was very good. I had the salmon which was a little overdone, although the accompanying veg and sauce were tasty. Puddings were fantastic.