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The Wavendon Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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2 Newport Road, Milton Keynes MK17 8LJ, England
+44 1908 584277
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wavendon Arms is located just off junction 13 of the M1. It's a nice relaxing decorated pub with friendly staff. Jonathan was our allocated Waiter and very accommodating and genuine. The food was a bit hit and miss and some dishes needed tweaking. It's worth a visit but no TVs for any games.

Thank CrystalPower
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here for a special birthday meal on Saturday. The table was booked for 9.15 in the restaurant and it was very busy as it is popular. Unfortunately we did not get shown to our table until 9.50 which was far too late! I know that you cannot force people from a table but they should have been told... More 

Thank Tappers78
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very nice modern Gastro pub part of a small chain clean tidy reasonable service and food, large car park and family area for children, this is my everyday place to go they have another Gastro Pub in Cardington "The Kings Head" which is nicer

Thank Froggy194
Whaddon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here several times and can say that the food is consistently good. As the restaurant is always busy there is a really good buzz about the place which makes for an entertaining evening. If you're looking for a nice glass of wine then you won't be disappointed although the wine list isn't extensive but what's there is... More 

Thank GregChristie
Chorley, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside is nice clean and modern. Choice behind the bar is plentiful on tap and bottles. Restaurant was nice. Seated at pre booked table and lady waitress informative and friendly. Ordered food and starters of good quality and taste and came in good time. Mains all arrived bar one which they stated was being re done as was not good... More 

Thank SteBrizz
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Thursday evening. The place was busy. Car park was packed. Good atmosphere, clean sharp decor. Food was excellent, belly pork outstanding, sea bass top class. Chilean merlot very drinkable. Service quick and accurate. Big blond lad lacked experience and failed to seat folk with style. Lynn, the waitress, was a natural and interacted well with diners. Overall... More 

Thank James M
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little venue. Had the duck salad which was delicious and fresh. Had a grapefruit and chocolate G&T which was different but yummy. Great service - very friendly.

Thank RessieMei
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a party of 11 people. We were all very pleased with the whole experience. A warm welcome, both from the staff and the lovely open fires! The menu was extensive and everyone enjoyed their food. The only improvement that I could add, would be to include more vegetables with each dish.

Thank Malvena
Fortingall, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two days back I reviewed The Swan at Salford and was very disappointed indeed. Tonight and just a couple of miles from The Swan, The Wavendon Arms restored my faith in gastropubs. What a difference a couple of miles can make! Excellent and attentive service at just the right level, really good food and just to complete the great experience,... More 

Thank eezee-to-pleeze
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been twice after believing that the first time must have just been bad luck but didn't really improve

Thank Richard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Newport Road, Milton Keynes MK17 8LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: +44 1908 584277

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