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The Wagtail

Long Close, Wincanton BA9 8AB, England
+44 1963 824714
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (39 reviews)
“coleslaw” (5 reviews)
“ribs” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Long Close, Wincanton BA9 8AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ten of us met for a family get together today. Overall the food was ok my wifes steak salad was very good but all meals came out with about half as many fries/ chips as you get anywhere else. This makes the plates look a...More

Thank davidroper0001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to eat here quite regular last year, and decided to go back today WHAT a mistake we know it was a late Sunday lunch but that was no excuse for 3 tiny pieces of something claiming to be beef it was so black and...More

Thank Aaran G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been many times and is usually very good but yesterday's visit wasn't great. Only 2 toilets out of 5 in the ladies locked,1 door didn't even close. The staff were scruffy and some very rude. You are unable to order drinks at the bar...More

Thank Zoe C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the travel inn, so tried the Wagtail. Lots of menu choices and vegetarian if required. Good service and nice meal. Normal pub grub stuff, not homemade. Enjoyed our meal, even had a desert. Nice staff.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped there last night after getting off that awfull 303 the welcome and service we received from a very well traveled young lady was 5 star, the food 2 steaks Inc a bottle of wine was both tasty and well cooked . I hope they...More

Thank david j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok that's all I can say The staff was nice enough and the meal but basic. Bit what can you expect for 2 for 1. My biggest gripe was they didn't do normal Coke/Pepsi or whatever. It was only diet which I hate. I've never...More

Thank suethemoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pub grup . Nothing fantastic but then what can you expect. I suppose you get what you pay for is the motto here. Staff a little on the couldn't care less attitude and seemed inexperienced. We ate outside which as soon as our food arrived...More

Thank third-dimension50
TheWagtail, Guest Relations Manager at The Wagtail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I am sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. I am sorry to hear about the wait time for your food and about the staffs attitude. I have discussed these issues with my team and will be working...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in travel lodge nearby. The staff suggested the wagtail as there is nothing else nearby. The menu was a what you expect, although everything seemed to be 'smothered in something, such as BBQ sauce etc etc. The 'specials board' was as...More

1  Thank dunk47
TheWagtail, Guest Relations Manager at The Wagtail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, I'm sorry that our food didn't meet your expectations. I will be investigating the kitchen to try and understand why your received food that was over cooked. I hope this doesn't deter you from visiting again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has warranted a 4* in previous years but today it all went very badly wrong. Waited an hour before getting served. In fact the whole visit was SLOW SERVICE!! Finally when the roasts did arrive the 'roast potatoes' had dried up and shrivelled...More

1  Thank Mike H
TheWagtail, Guest Relations Manager at The Wagtail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that or service was not up to our usual standards and will be investigating into the issues you have raised. I am glad to hear that the roast potatoes were sorted out for you. With...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Called in for lunch on Tuesday 21st August 2018. Modern premises at a sort of service area just off the A303. A spacious pub well furnished and decorated with ample parking. The meals we had were of reasonable quality. The best bit was the two...More

Thank Steve W
TheWagtail, Guest Relations Manager at The Wagtail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to us, and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you, The Wagtail Team.

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Questions & Answers
June 9, 2018|
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Response from TheWagtail | Property representative |
We stop serving food Monday-Thursday at 9.30pm Friday-Saturday 10pm and on Sundays 9pm. Thank you
Hayley H
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Rachel w | Reviewed this property |
They don't open til half 11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Long Close, Wincanton BA9 8AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wincanton
  • Phone Number: +44 1963 824714
  • E-mail
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