The Weighbridge Brewhouse
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Myself and my partner attended on the evening of Saturday 14th September for a long awaited date night. We arrived a hour before our table booking to sit outside in the lovely seating area and have a few cocktails. The bar attendant was lovely and welcoming, cocktails were brought out to the table and service was fabulous. In the background we could hear the live pianist which was a bonus! When it was finally time for dinner we were seated promptly and requested a jug of water; unfortunately this is where service started to go down hill. The water never arrived. About 15 mins after seating, a waitress finally came to take our order, we ordered a sharing camembert, the weighbridge burger and the duck breasts with a few extra sides. At that point I highlight that our jug of water had not arrived and also placed another drinks order in case service continued to be slow. Approximately a few mins later, some complimentary bread arrived, later our drinks followed (without glasses for our water - which I had to highlight to another waitress).
The camembert was lovely when it arrived, however being nosey and expecting to see a locally sourced farmed cheese, I was surprised to see “ASDA” written on the bottom on the camembert package, for £12 I have to admit I was a little taken back! “Locally sourced” as advertised on the menu, was indeed, very local.
After the starter we waited approx 45 mins for our mains to arrive. These were delicious, although one of the sides were missing, which was rectified. There was no fault whatsoever in the quality of food, it was delicious, however we felt very let down by how slow the service was and how an Asda camembert can be priced at £12! We will be returning, as we loved the food and the ambiance; however there are a few question marks surrounding service and where food is sourced from.
This is an excellent restaurant, great service and great food.
Lovely food and exceptional service. I had the steak that was cooked to perfection and my husband enjoyed his lobster.
Good meal and ambience for groups. Service was good and food good value
Excellent atmosphere and an enjoyable meal. Thanks to all the staff.
A very expensive experience, the food didn’t justify the prices, I’ve had much better at a lower price and the new owners have stamped their mark on the building and it isn’t to my taste....that’s why I wouldn’t recommend it..
Reduce the prices or up the quality...!
Excellent food, great atmostphere and great service!
The food was very nice. But would recommend NOT to use frozen roast potatoes, and roast your own. This would have given me a 5* experience.
My sunday dinner was one of the worst meals I've ever tasted at the weighbridge in many years,
The yorkshire pudding was burnt,The beef was so bad i had too cut out all the fat and gristle from it.
Even the vegetables was too over powering in garlic.Why ???.
But one thing i will say They will not give me a refund or a free meal,Very poor cooking skills in the kitchen.
The Sunday dinner started off great, we arrived at approximately 1pm as I had booked online and we were shown to our table by a very friendly lady who passed us the menus and quickly took our drinks orders.
We ordered lamb ribs, and mussels to start, took around 25 mins to come out the issues started after that really: we had two finger bowls to share between us - got very messy as you can imagine. - Mussels were lovely however.
We had to wait for up to 15 minutes for the starters be cleared after we finished. - Also the drinks we ordered came with our starters and the coke was flat so we had to get these replaced.
Now for the real let down: When our plates were cleared away We ordered 1 sharing platter ( the supplement upgrade price for this was a bit much we felt but thought we would give it a go) 2x lamb Sunday dinners and 1 x beef dinner. including side dishes etc. stated on menu. Like others have mentioned in past reviews Compared to other places in Swindon we thought this to be very expensive for some items so expected it to be of very high quality.
20 minutes later our food then showed up. we ordered beef medium well which was pink - my Friend was having to spit the beef into a napkin as he tried to eat his meal without making us feel bad as we booked the restaurant... My partner ordered his platter and the meat was burned and the all our Yorkshires were like caramelised foam wafers. The lamb dishes was mainly fat but was wasn't as tough as the beef. The potatoes we ordered were also undercooked and we only had a few between us.
We had to waiter check on us at any point during the meal and no one was around for us to call over. We couldn’t even get a waiters attention to send it back, I thought about getting up and going to the bar where they were all standing but when i moved and stood up someone finally came over and we decided we had enough.
I have placed my full review on TripAdvisor already as we were so disappointed with our visit.
Good food and great customer service really enjoyed their beer nice location well organised
Excellent location, food great and service was spot on.
It's been a while since I dined at the Weighbridge & I'm sorry to say I will not be returning any time soon. As it was Sunday I opted for a roast (lamb) which was accompanied by vegetables which were dressed in butter & wild garlic. Now this was fine for me but my dining companion does not like buttered veg or garlic. All the roast options came with this side, so my fellow diner had to forego a roast & had a burger. The food was ok, I've had alot better. My friends burger seemed to produce alot of liquid (??) when bitten into, so much so, that we had to ask for a paper napkin to soak it up! As I said previously I wont be rushing back, which is a shame because it used to be a good restaurant.
The Weighbridge used to be very good up until about 18 months ago when it seems to have lost its way. My wife and I would call in on a Friday afternoon for a drink and there were never any crisps. Then when she was going to organise a girl's nightout she was told the reviews were dire. Fast forward to a month or so ago and the view was that things had improved and they have.
The menu is very good and the dishes we had were very good too. We will certainly be going back. The astroturf outside was really enjoyable in this warm weather and the staff were pleasant. The service could be little faster but I am an impatient old sod. Keep up the good work.
I would recommend lovely place to go for special occasions, quite peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Staff very attentive and looked after us very well for refreshments.
Excellent food, quality was very good and great value.
The restaurant very tidy, quiet even though it was a busy Sunday lunch .
Food was lovely, nice ambience
Friendly staff. Redcoration was very tasteful.
Delicious food from the great new menu, relaxed atmosphere, great service. A must visit destination for special occasion dining
The food was excellent and the service was very good. The ambience was perfect for a family birthday meal and the music was tasteful. We had a lovely evening and will definitely be returning.
As we have found before, the food and service was excellent. However what seems to have been forgotten, is because the live music is played so loud, the overall noise level increases as diners attempt to converse with whoever they are with, at the time. We both found the music not only loud but overall boring as the "musician" had no variation in his voice, no matter what song he was performing. Personally I would consider NOT returning to the Weighbridge, if this was to continue and the only time I can understand what my wife is saying to me, is when there is a break in the "performance" , or resorting to lip reading. Soft background is far more preferable.
They had live music which should have added to the experience but the volume was so loud you struggled to talk to someone over the table. When asking the staff to lower the levels all that happened was the manager seemed to be pointing his finger at you whilst obviously informing all his staff about what had happened. Food was cooked well but seasoning was either excessive or just plain none existent and portion size didn't match the price! Not looking to return again maybe a Big Mac and Fries just to get some flavour!
Thursday night at The Weighbridge had a lovely, nicely busy atmosphere. Service was attentive , pleasant and professional. Nice selection of starters/ nibbles and mains. Fish was nicely presented and tasty.
The restaurant looked wonderful and the staff were great. The food was good but could have been better.
I've been to the Weighbridge often in the week and it is consistently very good. Food choice is good. Service has been excellent every time. Had the steak deal tonight which was delicious, after a sharing platter which all enjoyed.
Always lovely food and service. Menu and decor has changed but still have the same high level of service
We had a lovely date night at the Weighbridge on Saturday. Beautiful restaurant with lovely food and great service.
Brilliant we had a great evening for my fiance's birthday!
Food was amazing and service was excellent - thank you.
Menu choices are excellent...veggie and gluten free etc. Clearly marked.
Food excellent and plentiful.
Historical venue with loads of character....the clue is in the name.....and refers to railway engines and rolling stock.
Just a great evening out and visit on a Friday or a Saturday and you'll be entertained with a backdrop of live music...pianist, guitarist, harpist or a fabulous female vocalist....
It's a place not to miss...
First time back in ages but really liked . Good food. Great service. Will be back
Excellent service, food!
After looking at the menu i went for the two course meal,
The chorizo scotch egg with roasted pepper coulis & petit salad was a great start too my meal.
It was only seconds away from being a perfect egg,Masterchef would of been happy.
So it WAS worth the wait,So next time chef or chef's don't rush as i am wanting too see how good this new team of chef's are !.
My main meal was the roast sirloin of oxford beef with roast potatoes a yorkshire pudding vegetables and roasting juices.It was a very nice meal But i could of been so much better if there was no string that tied the beef when it was roasting in the oven still on my plate !,vegetables was blanched.So if you like very hard veg your be fine.
The roasting juices on the plate had split so its been on a hot plate too long or too much fat in the juices,Potatoes was small but the meat made up for that,Pink and full of flavour and NOT chewy.
In short A year ago i had a sunday dinner from hell and the manager at the time was just full of BS.
I will be back again as the food is better service is better and still a very good pint of ale.
One of the best in swindon, Welcome back The weighbridge brewhouse you have been missed.
We enjoyed a lovely romantic dinner for two last Saturday. We loved the building, it’s decor and atmosphere, and the meal was absolutely delicious. Even when our coffee order was initially forgotten, we received 3 apologies from 3 different people which took away totally any frustration on our behalf. We would recommend the venue to friends and will be going back with our 19 year old daughter who we think will love it
Excellent evening. Very nice food, great atmosphere and very efficient, friendly service.
Be prepared to spend money, but don’t be worried about what you get for it.
Definitely get what you pay for with this place. Excellent service, lovely atmosphere.
Great atmosphere, loved the food, good choice of ingredients. Menus selection was good.
Went for a friends birthday and it was lovely the service was excellent the little touches were a lovely gesture. Will definitely go again
Great food great place great staff. hated the colour of the chairs didnt leave a tip as served by 5 different people so didn’t know who would get the tip or how it would be broken down. Other than the chairs and the various servers we absolutely loved it food,service and ambiance were brilliant.
A nice meal after a hard week at work,Thank you Weighbridge Brewhouse
food not to mine or the lady wife liking meat not cooked as asked for vegetbles to al dante and not a very good selection service and staff were very good shame about the meal
Fantastic afternoon had by all. When you’re introducing your girlfriend to your mum, you want everything to go well.
The team were brilliant. Friendly, engaging, helpful and importantly patient, we had a great time.
The food too was fantastic - the other half said that the beef in her roast was the best she had had when out for dinner. She’s right, the mains were excellent, as were the desserts......I actually wanted a second Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Looking forward to another visit.