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The Ugly Duckling Country Restaurant

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The Coach House | Swan Road, Lydney, England
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this place at least twenty times usually on a Friday with two to three others and its never let us down, both service and food great!!!! BUT we went there for my birthday late Jan a party of Nine and it was surprisingly busy with another big party. This must be the reason why we were not happy,... More 

Thank t3van
Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends for a meal and were very happy with it. Complimentary bread very tasty, as was the cheesy popcorn. Set price courses very good value for money and choice suitable for us all. The food was well cooked, tasty and looked great. Staff pleasant but not obvious and we had a good gap between the starter and main... More 

Thank sje999
Lydney, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food always very good and service always excellent. We eat there at least once a month and keep going back

Thank lynnemiller535
Lydney, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visited several times and always had a nice meal with a range to ensure that everyone found something they liked. Food has always been well cooked and interesting.

Thank Julie S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Still the only place to eat in Lydney for decent quality ,in fact this is consistently one of the best places we visit in the Forest area. in 10 years we have never had a bad meal, and that takes some doing. Peter often thinks outside the box, for example the other day I mentioned to the waiter that the... More 

Thank Very-nearly-retired
Lydney, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a "leaving do" from work so we took over the place. The atmosphere suited us, neat decor, clean with a bar in the dining room. The food came really well co-ordinated and without any mess ups on the orders. My starter (mushroom) was great and the pork loin main was very impressive. Topped off with a fabulous sweet... More 

Thank RoySharma
Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

What a gem of a restaurant. We were recommended this restaurant and we were so pleased that we were. The food was delicious and so nicely presented and also at very affordable prices. We were on a break away, if not l think l would be visiting it every week. thank you all very much for making my day.

Thank Sue L
South Witham, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were looking for somewhere for lunch in Lydney, when we came across this restaurant. The restaurant is light and airy and nicely decorated. The menu offered various dishes some of which were unusual (like duck hash with red cabbage). The staff and service was friendly and efficient and the food was very good and well cooked. A hidden gem.

Thank JohnRo11
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is great value for money, top class service with very good food. Both times that I have visited I have been impressed with whole experience.

Thank hendy1946
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

With family, this was my second visit. It was slightly alarming to see no menu in the frame outside, as this might indicate a slipshod attitude and/or vast prices. In fact the only, and I mean only, thing that went wrong was that my cousin's starter failed to arrive as ordered and he had to play catch-up against his ravenous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Coach House | Swan Road, Lydney, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney
  • Phone Number: 01594-84-42-10

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?