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The Heron Stowbridge

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$18
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews chicken supreme fruit crumble sea bass roast dinner steak and ale pie creme brulee parsnips yorkshire pudding ribs the pub compliments to the chef excellent lunch food was lovely cooked to perfection visited today friendly atmosphere home made
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good range of foods on the menu. The staff where pleasant and helpful. The food was lovely. It was a relaxing atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We appreciate covid has caused problems but standing at the empty bar to 10 minutes every time you wanted to order something was pushing things a bit far. With proper management this would be a great placeMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Stuart E, Owner at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I very much doubt you stood for 10 mins at the bar, every time you needed to order something, I’m afraid covid has hit hospitality badly, it’s very hard finding anyone of an age that has got experience, so if barrels are being changed in...More

Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

A lovely evening excellent food and service. All dishes were well cooked hot and tasty. Thank you Tracey for the exceptional service. We will be back soon.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Stuart E, General Manager at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2022

You’re welcome, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

Great food very friendly staff beautiful restaurant in a beautiful location make sure you book to avoid disappointment as they get very busy

Date of visit: February 2022
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Stuart E, General Manager at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2022

Thank you for your fantastic review Judy, we love happy customers♥️❤️ Look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

Lovely pub, cosy, warm and friendly. Good selection of drinks and although we didn’t eat, the menu looks varied so we will be returning. Met the landlady who is absolutely delightful and she kept the staff busy and engaged which is great to see. Looking...forward to the summer months and being able to sit outside on the riverbankMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Stuart E, Owner at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Ah thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review.We do have lots of young staff, they all try to give great costumer service although some can be a bit shy. Look forward to serving you in the sunshine in a few months.🤞🏼

Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

This was our first outing for many months, but we love this pub not least it being very close to where we live. The service was attentive, and the food was excellent. We had mains sea bass and short ribs, which were delicious, and scrumptious...deserts. The restaurant was not busy, which was surprising on a Friday lunchtime. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Stuart E, Owner at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2022

Good to see you after so many months, glad you enjoyed your meal, Fridays are not usually busy since opening from covid.it seems Tuesdays and Thursdays are the new Fridays for us.

Reviewed 2 March 2022

On a recent visit, last night. I placed an order for a coffee and a beer. there was a huff from the shorter of the two staff behind the bar. she exclaimed that she would have to clean the machine again. That is of no...interest to me, and I most certainly do not want to hear that sort of comment from bar staff. Once my beer had been poured, the taller of the two ( bespectacled) started spraying bleach around behind and on top of the bar. Obviously I understand that a hygiene level needs to be maintained, but I do not want to smell bleach whilst trying to enjoy my drink. We left after one drink, leaving the two young girls and the only other customer to their personal conversation.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Stuart E, Owner at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

I’m sorry to hear response of one of the staff when ordering your coffee, I will definitely be giving some customer service training, to make sure it doesn’t happen again, In response to bar staff cleaning, they are paid to clean down to a high...More

Reviewed 22 February 2022 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch on a wet and windy day. Ample car parking available . Sit by the window or sit by the fire it’s your choice. Drivers there is Heineken zero alcohol on fraught too. This place is warm and welcoming and the staff...are super efficient and super friendly , nothing is too much trouble. Portions are huge so you will leave totally full up. We will definitely come here again as it’s a little hidden gem . Everything from the time we went in to the time we left was perfect . Don’t take my word for it - try it yourself .More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Stuart E, Owner at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a heart warming review, on the day you dined it was a very wet and windy day indeed. We are really pleased that we made your visit on such a miserable English weather day...More

Reviewed 20 February 2022

Visited Saturday night for a date night without the kids, unfortunately there was a power cut so we were unable to eat however had a couple of drinks by candle light. Returned today (Sunday) for a roast dinner which was the best roast dinner that...we have eaten out! Lovely cosy country pub, we will be back on a Saturday night for those ribs and chicken my husband never got to have Saturday! Thank you 😊More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Stuart E, General Manager at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2022

We look forward to serving you your combo, one of our best sellers. Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 22 January 2022

The owners have done a fantastic job here at the Heron. Its very clean and tidy and has a lovely atmosphere. My wife and I came her for lunch. I had the Chicken and BBQ ribs which was excellent and my wife had the Lasagne,...she told me it was the best Lasagne she had ever eaten. For sweet we both had the fruit crumble, again excellent. The Heron also has a wide variety of drinks to choose from. The service was very good and was also asked if everything was Ok, which it was. We will be back again very soon. I would highly recommend the Heron. Many thanks for our visit.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Stuart E, Owner at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, we opened on the 11th January with a new menu, and it’s good to hear that our customers are enjoying their meals. We are really proud...More

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Jon E
22 December 2016|
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Response from Heronstowbridge | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are open Boxing Day. We are only serving food lunchtime 12-2 approx If you would like to book in please do so as soon as possible as we are already quite busy. 01366 384137 Thanks
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Response from Heronstowbridge | Property representative |
Hi we do allow dogs in our bar area only depending on size and how busy we are really! We try to a comparable as best we can but on the odd occasion this isn't possible! Always best to give us a call and ask for table 4... More
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Yes, The Heron Stowbridge is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Heron Stowbridge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5