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Offering country pub dining in a secluded setting, The Old House Inn serves classic British cuisine in a beautiful decor. Championing the finest local, natural produce, The Old House menu offers pub classics, as well as some creative and seasonal recipes and a bar stocked with fine wines and cask ales. Children are always welcome at The Old House Inn and we even have a kids play area in our garden. The Old House has received a Dinner award and 4 Stars Silver for its accommodation by the AA and is part of 'Pub group of the year 2016' by the Good Pub Guide.
PRICE RANGE
C$26 - C$97
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely historic building, everything a traditional pub should be. Rooms attached and modern functional, clean and well proportioned. As nice as the building, gardens etc are the staff are what makes this exceptional. Lyn, Tess and Polly in particular made guests welcome and a...real focus on outstanding customer service. The food is good and a limited but varied menu available. Reasonable prices to match the level of service and facilities. Parking and wifi both goodMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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General Manager, General Manager at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

M P, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was amazing they have a good chef! Qe sat in the garden and just an observation but all the tables were covered with plates and glasses none being cleared they have young serving staff who did there best we noticed manager was there but...nothing being cleared or no organisation. No napkins and all the fork and knife sets empty of salt etc. Would have stayed longer if patio heaters were in the garden as it’s a lovely venue.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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General Manager, General Manager at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Carol A, we truly appreciate your honest feedback.

Reviewed April 17, 2024

We stayed close by and as this was virtually on the doorstep we ate here. There were some great menu choices as they had just changed their menu. I had a vegetarian option and the salad was tasty and flavoursome.

Date of visit: April 2024
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General Manager, General Manager at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2024

Jules N, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Old House Inn!

Reviewed April 8, 2024

Visited The Old House at 8 o’clock on a Monday evening having booked a table online. We drove there as the restaurant is in a fairly rural area. When we arrived the car park at the front but there was ample parking to the rear....We were warmly welcomed and invited to have a drink at the bar, or to order drinks and head through to our table. The pub / restaurant is owned by the Butcombe Brewing Co and as we were unfamiliar with the beers on offer were offered tasters. I selected their lager which was very good. The restaurant was bright and cheerful with ample light for aging eyes to read the menu without having to utilise the torch on our phones. Once seated the current menus were brought and we settled for the haddock and chips. The menu is fairly restricted with limited choice of chicken and salads. Service was quick and the fish was cooked as it should be with excellent crisp batter. The tartare sauce was very good. Chips were chunky and crisp on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside. Portion sizes were reasonable and not as large as in other local restaurants Staff were friendly and attentive, checking that our meals were satisfactory and ensuring drinks were replenished when required. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal which was very reasonably priced and would consider a return visit in the future. As the menu does change on a seasonal basis we will check what is current before we book. However what is on the menu is excellent and beautifully presentedMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, General Manager at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2024

Achnacloich, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Old House Inn!

Reviewed March 30, 2024 via mobile

I don’t generally give food reviews and I’ve been fortunate enough to eat in some of the country’s finest Michelin restaurants but this place. Wow. Every single time I’ve been it’s been epic. Beautiful historic building, extremely attentive staff and food that would put some...2A London restaurants to shame. Constantly changing menu but yesterday I had the venison faggots that we’re in and my god I want to eat that gravy for the rest of my life. Utterly incredible.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2024

Paul C, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! Thank you again for letting our team know how we did! We look forward to helping again in the future. Take care!

Reviewed March 25, 2024 via mobile

Fabulous stay. Excellent room, very large and well equipped, fantastic food, drinks and service. Could not recommend more highly

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2024

Rachelny2958ow, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Old House Inn!

Reviewed March 25, 2024

Stayed overnight prior to a flight from Gatwick. Staff were brilliant, very friendly and helpful. Evening meal was to a high standard and again great service. They even arranged an early breakfast for us.

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2024

Steve B, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Old House Inn!

Reviewed March 23, 2024

I mean, where do I start ?! What a beautiful and cosy pub. The staff are great and I was greeted by the one and only Luke who is at the bar. Luke swiftly poured me a pint and I spoke to a friendly staff...member who turns out to be the manager Lewes. Great food and such a picturesque spot. A must to visit… what are you waiting for!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2024

Arthurhw2703al, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Old House Inn!

Reviewed March 23, 2024

Great pub, great food and staff very attentive. Highly recommend a visit to the Old House. Had the steak which was cooked perfectly. Will be coming back

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2024

Roving29667424311, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Old House Inn!

Reviewed March 7, 2024

Fantastic as always, Always the at the top of list of places to go & it just keeps on getting better & better The food, service & all round offer is the best in this area by far!

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2024

Jamiepd7908tb, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Old House Inn!

Reviewed March 6, 2024

A birthday weekend away couldn't have been better. A beautiful old Inn, watch your head!! Great staff, friendly and professional and made our stay warm and welcoming. Food was delicious, we ate both evenings, you must try the biscoff mini donuts, and breakfast each morning...which was also delicious and filling. The rooms were lovely and comfortable and our roll top bath was bliss..thanks Lewis for having usMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2024

Ladyp40, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Old House Inn!

Reviewed February 25, 2024 via mobile

Family meal to celebrate a birthday. The food was superb, with a mixture of Sunday roasts and fish. The beef was excellent, and puddings were wonderful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2024

Davedfred01, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

Reviewed February 15, 2024 via mobile

The old house has become our new favourite local!!! The moment you walk in the door the staff are so welcoming and it’s such a nice atmosphere. The drinks selection is good and if you like an espresso martini order one and you won’t be...disappointed!!! Went for a valentines meal last night and it was a great night from start to finish! Rhianna, Jess, Lewis, Tony and Luke really took care of us making it a wonderful experience. The food was the best I have had in the area I take my hat off to the chef, the friends I go with have different dietary needs and nothing was to much they all got amazing meals!!! Can’t wait to go back!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2024

576suzannef, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

Reviewed February 14, 2024

Sadly, I was here only for 1 night, but the room was very comfortable with lots of little extras to make the stay a little special. The Staff were very helpful and the service in the Restaurant was excellent and the food choices were varied..., as I had to leave early a continental breakfast was delivered to my room in the evening before. Certainly I would be happy to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2024

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Reviewed February 3, 2024 via mobile

Not a great meal sadly and service pretty poor too. Asked for a main as a starter and was charged full main meal price, may have been a main that was brought out but either way not what I asked for. The plant-based burgers had...a pretty awful texture to them, may have been overcooked but also just a metal cup of chips, no side salad garnish - which in this day and age is a pretty basic formula. The battered fish two of our party had looked overcooked or cooked in dirty oil - very dark and dry. The gingerbread crème brûlée was very bland and once through to the crème filling was left very underwhelmed. Service was mixed, two blonde girls - one very welcoming and pleasant, the other gave the impression of our visit being a bit of a bother to her Friday night - another chap who served us was good. After serving our food the waitress just walked away without asking if we wanted any condiments, and by the time we managed to get some attention and the sauce on the table we had already finished half our meals. One hour after getting home had bad diarrhoea and a sore stomach in bed for the night - won’t be going again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, Marketing at The Old House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2024

Hi Y274tsalexk, we appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. We'd like the opportunity to discuss this with you. Please reach out to us at...More

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The restaurant of this pub/.hotel coped very well indeed with a large group of about 20 people and all the other tables around it. They were very organised and I think they cope very well.
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The Old House Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4