Never visited before but booked for Fathers Day which meant the main was a roast. Presented well with purees on plate. It was all hot as were the good selection of vegetables served separately. Starters and desserts were delicious and beautifully presented.
Overall perhaps a little expensive but we had an enjoyable meal and would certainly visit again.
Abrupt staff , told off for being ten minutes late, had to pay £10pp deposit a week before over the phone which was odd. Food was nice, roast beef somewhat chewy and none of the food came out piping hot. Not sure why everyone was serving with white gloves on the whole time not just to handle hot plates? Whole atmosphere was a little ostentatious , this is basically a pub serving pleasant food not a fine dining establishment.
Consistently excellent in all respects.
A very enjoyable experience. Superb food. Comfortable and relaxing surroundings. Attentive and friendly service. I would definitely recommend it and will be going back.
Our second visit and very glad we came back - the food is outstanding, beautifully presented and served with great style! Highly recommended.
Whilst the food was pretty good and the service was excellent we did feel that it was fairly expensive compared to other restaurants of similar standard of food
We have been to the Poet many times. The food is very good to outstanding. However our dining was rather marred by the attitude of one of the staff which was brusque to the point of rude. We were dining with friends and chatting away having a drink. Amongst other things, we hadn’t looked at the menu and were told in a very peremptory manner that we had to order now as there was another table due to come in. I should add the restaurant was not full and it was still early in the evening While I appreciate the challenge of running the kitchen this did not leave us with a pleasant feeling or make us feel welcome. We dine out very regularly and have never been treated like this. Such a shame that the attitude of one of the staff is the experience we remember rather than the lovely food.
The food was amazing, beautifully presented and incredibly tasty. Although there was only one vegetarian option I am told it was delicious. The range of gins was too much to try all in one evening but George mixed each with appropriate garnishes, fabulous. I tend not to order fish when dining out due to an allergic reaction to shellfish but would suggest you make ANY and ALL dietary restrictions or allergies known to the restaurant in advance as I received a bit of a telling off as my order was taken.
The desserts were totally divine.
Wonderful meal for our anniversary. The food, service and ambience never fails to impress. The steak and Malbec offer is also great value. Thank you for the little touches to mark our occasion!
Had a Sunday lunch here and all four meals tasted incredible, excellent value for money with the 2 or 3 course menu to choose from, we had a glass of wine and a coffee in the garden afterwards which is set out really nice too, will definitely be visiting again
Just fab - we had Sunday lunch. Recommended
We visited The Poet as a special treat to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary (and have a child-free evening!). On arrival we were warmly greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne and congratulations, and made to feel extremely welcome. Once seated, the warm service continued with all the staff congratulating us and making us feel that nothing was too much trouble to give us a special evening. The food was beautifully presented and extremely tasty and the drinks (including a seasonal cocktail) went down a treat too. We couldn't recommend The Poet enough, and thank the staff at for giving us a wonderful evening. We will be back…
Great place in a pretty village. Charming staff and fantastic food. Def recommend.
A pleasure, as always, to dine with Petrus and team! The dishes are always a culinary delight!
Had to sit inside unfortunately as private event outside, on the hottest weekend! A shame but couldn't be avoided I guess. Would have been nice to know beforehand as picked the venue as we could sit outside. Very hot inside, but the BEST food!
This restaurant serves the BEST food. We enjoyed a superb family birthday Sunday lunch. Every course as AMAZING and some were even a surprise. THE BEST!!
A delicious Sunday lunch. Varied starters and an excellent roast dinner with good selection of vegetables. Friendly service without being intrusive.
Just what the doctor ordered - if the doctor really knew his food and wine!
Very friendly staff. Food presented well. Background music would be nice.
I booked the Poet on recommendation from friends for my husband’s birthday and really enjoyed our meal. Very creative and tasty food and excellent service. The special birthday dessert with candle was a lovely bonus!
Once again an amazing evening - never had a bad meal or experience at The Poet and everyone we have taken have fallen in love with the place. Awesome food, amazing service by knowledgeable and friendly staff and a very passionate owner. Can't recommend this place enough!!
Fantastic Sunday lunch - first visit and will definitely go again
Amazing food, beautiful service and great wines. We keep coming back. Fully recommend
Great food service excellent if a little slow as pressure was on us to vacate the table. One member of staff said that as we had only just booked we needed to be off the table in two hours. We had not just booked it was not welcoming but waiter was excellent
If you could give 11 our of 10 we would give 12 great food amazing service perfection
Thank you Andy for sorting out our Tasting Menu, after forgetting to book ourselves in for it! Superb meal.. thank you to the Chef for cooking and creating a fabulous meal! Great evening!
the table was booked and confirmed several weeks ago. there was a steady flow of emails reminding me but no request for telephone confirmation. on arrival at the appointed date and time we were scolded for not telephoning to confirm. i had given my daughter's mobile phone number but no contact was made. so a slightly disappointing reception.
Although we accidentally arrived very late for our lunch and our table was given to another group we were still given a table that was perfect for our needs.
The lunch was excellent and generous portions/sides. All Service was really impressive too. Absolutely delicious food. And a good price too for three courses for Sunday lunch.
Absolutely delicious food with very professional staff and faultless cuisine.
Would highly recommend the Poet.
This was the second time I ate at The Poet in almost as many weeks. I went with different groups of friends but all were agreed - good, service and ambience were just fantastic! We will all be back before long.
Having driven past on many occasions we chose the Poet to have a family get together.
Great food, friendly staff and excellent service. Probably a special occasion for most but the food is worth it.
Without doubt the best food in the area!
Our second time at this place and both times it were excellent!
Old pub setting with fantastic high end food!
The menu is varied and caters for everyone!
There is a fantastic selection of wines, gins and cocktails!
We are going back soon to try Sunday roast!
The Poet had been recommended by several friends and we booked for our anniversary. The tasting menu was fantastic, as were the pairing wines and good value too. Great atmosphere and superb waiting staff, we both had a wonderful evening. Would definitely recommend it, and will be back again soon.
Good service and the fish cakes with fried egg on top and accompanying sides were very good.
We went for lunch on the bank holiday Monday There were four of us and the food was excellent we had a variety of dishes from the extensive menu and without exception they were good Nice wine list Great service and not over priced for what it is
This is by far the best Sunday lunch EVER. I used to say "outside someone's home" but now I say EVER.
The food was exquisitely presented and full of flavour.
The staff are fantastic and SO NICE.
A real treat
Excellent evening. Everything was first class!
We are now regulars at this well above average bistro pub. The food is creative and local. They are willing to alter dishes per your taste. The staff are friendly and helpful. I wish I lived nearer.
Another outstanding taster menu! We really can’t fault anything about The Poet - the food is always of the highest standard, the staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly, and the fact that there are numerous gins on offer can only add to the overall excellence! Thank you for another fantastic night out.