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The Heron Stowbridge

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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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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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All reviews chicken supreme fruit crumble sea bass roast dinner steak and ale pie parsnips yorkshire pudding ribs the pub great decor compliments to the chef food was lovely excellent lunch cooked to perfection visited today friendly atmosphere home made
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Young girls at the bar took ages to get our drinks order, they. were all over the place and obviously not very experienced, one had to refer to a 'cheat sheet' to make a drink up. Meals were just ok but nothing special and certainly...not worth their price and the drinks price were very high. I'd have liked to have seen an 'earlybird' offer available as with the cost of living going through the roof I can't afford it so I won't be returning.More

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

We are value for money with our meals still one of the cheapest for locally sourced freshly prepared and home cooked home made food, we have done our research, the staff are all young, they do a fantastic job, they would not have looked at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great location unfortunately spoiled somewhat by peoples behaviour. We arrived at the heron on the hottest evening of the year and there were tables available by the river. We quickly realised why. There were a group of men with a huge blue tooth...speaker. Imagine you have the music turned up to 'unbearable', then turn it up three notches more. It was painful. For the duration of our time there the music boomed out. Sometimes we got through a whole song, but mostly we got about 30 seconds before the ADHD cut in and the music changed. For further entertainment another group were playing lets throw beer over each other and show our backsides. Both of these groups were not youngsters, it was clearly an outing for forty year olds who have been in lockdown since March 2020. Really really disappointing. Food was great though.More

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

So glad you enjoyed your food, I am saddened to her the behaviour of locals that asked if they could Bluetooth music through our speaker as it was a birthday celebration, we don’t usually allow this. The owner wasn’t there as was visiting family and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunchtime meal. Just turned up unannounced. Table outside overlooking the water. Lovely spot, excellent food. All good. Will return.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One the best meals we have had in a long time. All wonderfully cooked and the staff are so very good. Great place lovely location.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food snd service, what a find and close to home. The food was fresh and hot, very tasty and generous portions. Staff efficient and friendly. The owners very lovely and friendly and made us feel very welcome. Took time to speak to us and...was genuinely interested. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Stuart E, Owner at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Ahh thanks for fab review, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really lovely meal and a couple of drinks here. Superb service with great tasting food. Staff were lovely and very attentive. Great decor, in fact, I’ll be taking some ideas back with me! Definitely worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your fab review, lovely to meet you, look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 27 May 2022

Had a lovely meal and at the heroin tonight staff lovely all our meals delicious thoroughly enjoyed it all thank you.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Stuart E, General Manager at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

The Heron in Stowbridge is a beautiful pub which is set in a supeb location with fabulous outdoor seating and views. The pub is tastefully decorated extremely clean and staff are polite and presentable. I'm sorry to say our visit on this occasion wasn't great....The food was very average my peas were like bullets and the chips were definately from a bag. The steak was cooked perfectly but quite spicy/salty. The meringue dessert was average as the meringue tasted like a supermarket one and for the price paid I would of expected home made. It would of been nice if the staff weren't messing about in the kitchen quite loudly whilst we were eating our food. This time it was dissappointing as a previous visit it was exceptional.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Stuart E, General Manager at The Heron Stowbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2022

It’s a pity if you have been in nice that you didn’t mention / ask the staff about the comments you have mentioned….Our chips are from a bag…. It doesn’t say on our menu that the chips are hand cut home made chips, I can...More

Reviewed 10 May 2022 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 29 April 2022

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 30 April 2022

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

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