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The Wild Duck

4.1
206 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
16th century inn, serving modern food, with over 120 wines on our list, 6 real ales and a great buzzing bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 10pm
Friday: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 8am - 11am; 12pm - 3:30pm; 6pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 8am - 11am; 12pm - 3:45pm; 6pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
01285 770310
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 206 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Delicious Sunday lunch with 2 friends and our 3 children.

My husband and I shared the roast lamb shoulder which was plentiful and luxurious. Our kids had small roast dinners which were also generous portions (although I would recommend asking for the gravy to be served separately as 2 out of the 3 children complained about their food being gravy soaked).

The grown-ups shared a fabulous bottle of Spanish red wine, and would have had a second bottle but the lack of cellular signal or wifi meant the kids got restless.

There was a dog accompanying the adjacent table to ours and though he settled down fairly quickly after our arrival, he did also coat my jacket in white hairs as he brushed past me a few times for his comfort breaks. I would prefer the option to not sit next to a dog whilst eating if possible.

Our waitress was superb - good humoured, efficient and professional. I would definitely recommend The Wild Duck for a hearty Sunday lunch with family and friends.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Lovely. Went over the Easter bank holiday! Great atmosphere and good service. Would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Very nice meal had by all

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

lovely place, fantastic food, and great service. Definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Had a lovely Sunday lunch! Staff were fantastic and a lovely pub!

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1.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Disappointing second visit to this pub, Sunday lunch there weren’t any light lunches available on the menu or steaks which reduced the Sunday lunch menu significantly. Roast pork had a huge Yorkshire pudding on the plate but it was cold so sent it back but most of the meal was tepid.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Lovely Sunday lunch, lots of interesting dishes on the menu apart from classic roasts.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Came here for Mother's day.
Very warm and friendly reception. Has the look and feel of a village pub.
Food was sent to our table in a relaxed manner (ie no impression to rush us out of there).
Plates were certainly not minimalist. Struggled to finish mine. Desserts were finished.
We had a 3 year old infant whom we had to keep on our side, and staff were co-operative to bring his food out on time (kid's portions are very generous).

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

As always the food was amazing.Service good but evening spoilt by loud drunks in bar.They took over the whole bar and we couldn’t hear ourselves speak.Nice meal but thoughtless behaviour.Shame

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Lobster tagliatelle main course very tasty and nicely cooked but not sure worth £29. Not much duck to be found in the duck shepherds pie. Young probably inexperienced waitress put the food on the table then turned away without saying a word - no offer of more drinks, can I get you anything else, hope you enjoy your meal etc. Ordered two scoops of sorbet but only one arrived. The crumble was pleasant but nothing special and therefore seemed steeply priced at £9. Our request for the bill was forgotten. No option was given on whether we were happy to pay the 12.5% service charge. Atmosphere was good but not enough to make us return as we were let down by the service and poor value.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Decided to book this following a search of our reasonably local area. Food was excellent, ambience was very good. Good timing between courses. Not rushed or hurried.

Not a cheap everyday dinner, so don't expect it.

I don't personally like included service charges, so be aware 12.5% is included.

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5.0Dined on 28 February 2018

Delicious food, quick service and attentive and friendly staff - my visit was very enjoyable and I hope to be back soon.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

A very good dining experience with helpful friendly staff in a traditional gastro-pub type setting. The menu was good, providing good value with a range of menu choices inc game, though the price of wine (a good selection to choose from) was a bit on the high side relative to surroundings and the menu.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Such a quaint restaurant. Service was good . Food excellent but a were bit expensive.

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1.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Booked the wild duck for my Mum's special birthday. I saved up for a number of months as it isn't cheap and I wanted to treat her to something nice. Sadly, The food was overcooked/ burnt/ flavourless/ dry and we had to send back a number of plates.... Waiting staff were not attentive and manager no where to be seen when we wanted to make a complaint.

Restaurant full of randomers dogs running around and snifing under your table. Also really disappointed that the entrance is no longer a restaurant but a bar and sports is being played...

My mum went home hungry on her birthday, really disappointed and will not be going back! Still waiting for them to call me so I can provide them with feedback....

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Clearly under new management. Really good atmosphere. Superb food. Lovely service.

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

GREAT FOOD & LOCATION BUT NO DISABLED ACCESS SO HARD FOR WHEELCHAIR TO GET IN

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Despite the high variance of reviews, went for Valentines dinner.

Calves liver & Venison cooked to perfection and in a timely manner.

Service was very good.

Nice relaxed atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on 14 February 2018

restaurant was cold, we kept our coats on. food was good but overpriced, good quality bistro not gourmet. we came from gloucester for a wedding anniversary lunch , not worth the drive. a good pub

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Great experience, great food. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

The Wild Duck has real charm and atmosphere, and is suitable for a traditional family meal or just popping in before/after a good walk with the dog. A warm environment and fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

We (six adults) had a great time on a Saturday evening. There was so much to choose from on the menu which suited our meat eaters and those that are happy to eat vegetarian meals. The waitress was amazing and helped the guys work out which starter to have. They loved the recommended Welsh rarebit! We had lovely wine with our main meals and the gin and tonics were nice too. We managed to squeeze in puddings as well. 4 had sticky toffee puddings which were nice but more cake like than those at the pudding club for example. We were comfortable in jeans and casual clothes etc although there were people on date night dressed up and then those head to toe in tweed but all were welcomed. Dogs in the bar were super friendly. We had a really good evening.

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3.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Cherish we ordered was undercooked. They were apologetic but I would have expected some kind of reimbursement or at least an offer.

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4.0Dined on 8 February 2018

The menu was good, the food was excellent, the service was good until the end of the meal when they disappeared! It was quite expensive but ok. My main gripe was they added a 12.5% service charge - this was a mid week lunch for 2 not a Saturday night party of 12 in London!!! And then the slip also had an area for a tip on top!

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5.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Great food - good friendly and nothing too much trouble service. very enjoyable lunch

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Fabulous family Sunday lunch. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

As good as it was when lucky onion took over, great food and service

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

As always fantastic good and service . Incredible menu to choose from . Highly recommend this gem of a pub!

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5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

Amazing place. Very Beautiful

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2.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Food was delicious although my husband was disappointed with only 1 Jerusalem artichoke cut in half - sighted as part of the vegetable to accompany the dish felt this was rather poor
... Service let the meal down down and therefore could not recommend the venue to others
We were sat next to the door that was used constantly throughout the meal for smokers - this was drafty, often left open that we had to shut it - even the staff sometimes left it open when they went to clear the tables outside...
Wrong starter was given to my daughter, she had to wait for the ordered dish to be prepared whilst we carried on eating
After we had our starter cleared, we had no new cutlery provided and therefore had to ask a member of staff - this wasn’t the easiest to do - had to wait to catch someone’s eye
Asked if we could have 10 mins after the main meal before ordering dessert - then we were left ages before anyone came back - and again impossible to catch their eye to get their attention
Also found it hard to get hold of a member of staff to settle the bill at the table at the end of the night
For an expensive high quality meal, service really let it down and would think twice before returning - sorry!
Real shame as we were celebrating our 15 years wedding anniversary...

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4.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Excellent gastropub Menu interesting Old beamed pub Well frequented by locals

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5.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Excellent service and food. Really nice evening and looking forward to going again.

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3.0Dined on 29 December 2017

Food bland and small for the hefty price tags. Service hit and miss, room was cold. I do hope this once 10/10 pub is not going down hill.

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2.0Dined on 24 December 2017

Terrible service.

Understandably a busy day for them - but we were made to feel like a pain.

The food took 2 hours to get to our table - our waitress was clearly avoiding us because she found it awkward - which in turn made us feel awkward.

One young gentleman did give us a drink on the house which was nice - but as a whole, terrible service, didn’t feel welcome at all.

Wouldn’t recommend to friends. Setting and ambience is lovely though!

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4.0Dined on 18 December 2017

it was delightful, can't wait for them to open the rooms too,

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5.0Dined on 17 December 2017

Food best I have had in pub and venue impressive with very pleasant service.

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3.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Great food, excellent ambience, erratic service. Wine list excellent but on pricey side. Great bar in winter and outdoor dining a must in summer

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2.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Shocking service. No check back on mains. No pooring of wine throughout meal. Didn’t receive cutlery until 5 minutes after the food had arrived. Everything left on table that wasn’t needed. The staff seemed uninterested and scared. The food was up to standard but everything else was very poor. I wouldn’t recommend or return.

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5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

This is the second time I have been to The Wild Duck and I was not disappointed as the standard was just as good as the first time. A unique venue tucked away this is a place to try, great food and very nice staff - Highly Recommended

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3.0Dined on 3 December 2017

Great pub with lots of history and good service/ambience. But the 12% service charge added for just a couple of us was very steep, as good prices bit more then avenge.

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