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“Excellent transformation”
Review of The Duncombe Arms

The Duncombe Arms
Ranked #7 of 26 Restaurants in Sandy
Price range: US$8 - US$26
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Description: The Duncombe Arms in is a family run pub in the picturesque village of Waresley. We have a superb menu ranging from traditional bar snacks to an a la carte menu. We also have a large garden to relax in during the summer. Eat, drink and relax at the Duncombe Arms in Waresley.
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant now having been previously and now with new ownership. Before the service was shocking, the place smelt bad, was tired and had no energy whatsoever. It has been transformed and was worth the wait. I would definitely order the monkfish scampi again because it was so delicious but also since most of the menu is quite standard. I tried the risotto and I think it should come off the menu or be revamped if possible. Looking forward to returning on a Sunday.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Went for special offer today. Food served was good quality but very small portions! Service very slow and Jamie needs to be trained in Customer Service. Unfortunately will not be returning. Could be a lovely old pub with the right staff.

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4  Thank cgeorgemac
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Great meal and excellent service, would recommend. Locally provides a great alternative to other options in area, well worth a try.

1  Thank Leigh S
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Dinner for four of us -- nice welcome, good menu, well cooked food, very enjoyable evening, so we'll be back. Nice to see this pub under new ownership.

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1  Thank IanTheTraveller
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We have been to this pub in its many guises over the years...some successful,some not so. Came to try out the food with the new owners and really enjoyed it.
We had a lovely meal; the service was quick and super pleasant. Young staff but all professional and friendly. The menu was interesting and we could have had basic bar food or more al a carte.
I had the salmon starter which was lovely and fresh with juicy chunks of fish. Slow cooked pork belly to follow with heritage carrots, delicious. We did order chips and onion rings which probably was a bridge too far.
I was quite shocked by some of the negative reviews on this site. These new owners are obviously really trying with their new venture and deserve supporting. We live reasonably locally and will definitely return and bring friends along.
Our country pubs are disappearing at an alarming rate. I am happy to support this one.

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1  Thank CambridgeMaisy
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