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Heron on The Lake

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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14 Old Cove Road, Fleet GU51 2RY, England
+44 1252 812522
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Fleet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being new to the area we dropped in for a unplanned lunch last Saturday prior to a walk around the ponds. We were pleasantly surprised, service was fantastic, the sharing platter was also delicious and the venue has a cosy atmosphere. We will certainly be returning in the near future.

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Thank jamesbents
Fleet, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In recent years the Heron on the Lake has always provided good food at reasonable prices and we weren't disappointed this time either. All meals arrived together, cooked well and no complaints. Another positive is you can now book tables whereas previously it was only available for large parties. Two negatives - firstly we always feel very cramped, there is... More 

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Thank 123tricky
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely venue by lake. Very attentive service. Private room can be booked at an extra cost. Food was good for most of the group, my rib eye steak was very good, prawn and avacado starter came without the avacado and no explanation, one prawn starter was just under £6 which came from the sharing menu and had 5 prawns... More 

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Thank Ingrid H
Heron_Fleet, General Manager at Heron on The Lake, responded to this review

Hi Ingrid, many thanks for reviewing your meal on Saturday. I am very disappointed to learn that the food was not up to our usual standard and would like to rectify this as it is certainly not the norm, if you would kindly give me a call to discuss this matter further I would love to take the time to... More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute decision to have lunch with a client and chose the Heron which I have not been to for a long time but checked trip advisor and was surprised to see the ratings Had the whitebait and sweet potato fries which was just right for me as a lunch Client had sausage and mash and my PA had Caesar... More 

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1 Thank FleetRacer
Heron_Fleet, General Manager at Heron on The Lake, responded to this review

I am so glad you chose to dine with us here at The Heron and am even more pleased that we made it an enjoyable experience for you when entertaining your Client. Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others and I look forward to seeing you again. More 

Teddington, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go to relax and enjoy the lake, the exceptional food and the friendly atmosphere.There is a good selection of food and drink to try.The service was very good, attentive and helpful. I tried the spare ribs serve with a salad which was a recommendation byof my friend. It was absolutely delicious. Enjoy!.

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Thank cyprusfan10
Heron_Fleet, General Manager at Heron on The Lake, responded to this review

I know we are biased, but we do agree that we are spoilt being in such a lovely and relaxing location. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that the staff were professional and attentive to your needs. Good choice with their ribs, they are a firm favourite when we run them on our specials. I... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely family meal here, the place itself was very nice, the waitress was very attentive, pleasant and efficient. We had starters, mains and deserts, all of which were lovely with exception, sadly, to my sirloin steak which was a bit tough hence 4 instead of 5 stars, that said we would definately visit again but avoid the... More 

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Thank Chorizo-Of-The-North
Heron_Fleet, General Manager at Heron on The Lake, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. With regard to your sirloin I can only apologise and cannot stress enough that this is not the norm and was maybe of a faulty cut. Please do visit again and retry the steak and hopefully this time it will be just as you want it. I look forward to seeing you again shortly. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst visiting relatives in the area, we visited Heron on the Lake - what a wonderful place to go! Staff were VERY friendly, professional and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Great atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone to go here. FAB!!

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Thank kathi539
Heron_Fleet, General Manager at Heron on The Lake, responded to this review

Hi Kathi, thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor to share your experience with others. We too love the place and are so lucky to be in such idyllic surroundings. You should visit on a sunny day, it is a totally different experience again, very similar to being on holiday with the water lapping at the decking. I am... More 

Hampshire
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I do read some reviews and wonder what people expect for 5 stars! This place was lovely. 10 of us aged between 4 and 77 with a huge variety of options despite having one celiac, one vegetarian and one fussy 4 year old. Loads of options and the service team (we were worked by three different staff) were on top... More 

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Thank graciepete
Heron_Fleet, General Manager at Heron on The Lake, responded to this review

Firstly many thanks for taking time to review your dining experience here with us at The Heron. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the food and ambiance and that we were able to cater for all of your party's dietary needs. I look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat evening visit, pre booked and just as well as it was very, food was good, service good, need to return in the summer you sit outside and take in the views...

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Thank Rob S
Heron_Fleet, General Manager at Heron on The Lake, responded to this review

Hi Rob. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your Saturday evening with us and am very grateful for taking your time to share your experience with others. You really do need to return in the summer as it is a sight to behold, you almost feel like your abroad on holiday. I look forward to seeing you before then... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch on New Year's Eve before a walk round the pond. My husband and I hadn't visited since it had been renovated so thought it was worth a try with our friends. The menu was OK although quite limited, and we had been asked to preorder as a large group. We received good service from most of... More 

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Thank Patricia F
Heron_Fleet, General Manager at Heron on The Lake, responded to this review

Happy New Year Patricia. Thank you very much for providing us with some feedback of you visit. I am very concerned to hear that your 7 year old son had gone to the bar and was served a pepsi as this is not the protocol we follow whatsoever. I would be grateful if you could call me to discuss this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Old Cove Road, Fleet GU51 2RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Fleet
  • Phone Number: +44 1252 812522

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Hampshire England
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Farnborough, United Kingdom

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