The Withies Inn
Poor food quality, presentation and value for money
Will not return
This is a real olde-worldy type pub and very delightful. Staff are attentive, food is traditional pub grub with a few up-market add-ons like calves liver & bacon and veal escallope. Outside there are tables set within individual ivy clad pergolas - charming!
Haven't been to The Withies for a couple of years - and its still just as lovely as it always was. Pepe was back working when we visited although he retired 5 years ago and its a delight to be served by him. Lovely food, beautiful setting, really a great place as it always was.
Always a Good Restaurant to eat at. No exception this time. Excellent quality food and well looked after. Would recommend
Everything delicious. No problem asking if OK to share a starter. In fact they went one step further and divided our garlic prawns into two individual dishes! Know the ‘boys’ liver & bacon went down well, the beef stroganoff was apparently delicious and my salmon was excellent. Only criticism was not enough choice of veggies to go with my salmon. Minted peas to go with the minted baby potatoes would have been perfect. Do not have a sweet tooth and a dessert a year at Xmas is going some....... apple pie was to die for.....says it all really.
Great meal,very friendly attentive but not intrusive service. More specials would help.
As always, my visit to The Withies was enjoyable from the warm welcome to the excellent food and the unobtrusive service. My guests loved the ambience and the range of dishes on the extensive menu.
Great location and good food
Such a lovely Inn and service so attentive
Great place. Good old style English Pub/restaurant and service.
Superb service and food in a wonderful setting that made our big day very special
Have been going there since I was 18 years Old and am now 71, the staff, the ambience and the food is exceptional
Sat outside. Beautiful day lovely garden Good food.
Visited this very popular pub/restaurant on a Saturday lunch time with wife and friends. Pub absolutely packed so it took a long time to order and then the food to be served. The menu is resolutely in the mainstream, little novel or exciting. We kept to the old favourites of fish and chips, liver and bacon and sole. All were well cooked and there were generous portions.
Excellent food and very welcoming. Waited a little longer than would have hoped for order to be taken but this was quickly forgotten when the food arrived and by the table service which was excellent. Will definitely return.
Since the last visit we felt the starter menu was a bit disappointing - some very ordinary dishes have replaced some of the more exciting, and the exciting ones (prawn oil pil for example) were much more expensive than before, although tasted amazing.
Extremely expensive for very little effort.
I have read some disappointing reviews about The Withies Inn so I was not sure what to expect from my first ever visit but the whole experience was enjoyable from beginning to end. The Staff were polite, the food was excellent, arrived well presented and in good time. Many of the tables have high backed seating which keeps out noise from adjacent diners, making it a quiet place to meet, eat and talk; which cannot be said about everywhere. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Withies Inn to friends and colleagues. It is just a pity it is such a drive from me, but with some planning I will always try to drop in on the way past.
We were disappointed with the main course we had - fish and chips. There was too much batter around the fish, and the chips were undercooked. However, the service was first class.
Hadn't been there for years - still very nice. Good food, LOVELY staff . We were lucky with the weather, able to sit outside for a drink first. Huge portions - shame, because I had no room for a pud!
Thought the wine was rather expensive.
One of the best pubs I’ve ever found in the UK. Quirky, old, unmodernised and genuine. The food is first class and the team is excellent. Pepe is terrific!
I've been going to the Withies for nearly 40 years and I'm always delighted to return.
Great lunch! As always!
Lovely food and service ,look forward to coming back to this lovely olde pub *
Fro the moment we arrived on Valentine's Night, we received a friendly welcome, good service. The menu was good value, and the staff had a sense of humour. The ambient feel was comforting. Would recommend the Withies' Specials Events.
Caharacter and quality combined. Old school at its best.
I've been to The Withies Inn restaurant for a proper meal three times now and each time the food has been absolutely superb. They have served me the best steak I've ever eaten anywhere in the UK.
I recommend them to my friends who enjoy a good steak well prepared. When I have friends in the area I send them there.
The ambience of the Withies is cosie and friendly and every meal there is a delight.
As you can probably tell, I really like the food there!
Lovely as always with fabulous service
Good that the menu has been updated , keeping the classics but more options available
They always seem to be able to maintain their high standards
It is not cheap but the quality is good. I would have given it some 5stars but the Doombar beer was poor, I was on the cusp of sending it back and on reflection I should have.
A great little hideaway off the beaten track. Greeted at the doorway by a barman who took our coats whilst we waited for a table. Seated within 5 minutes next to the bar and as we chatted away there was a buzz around the well presented and dated decor (dated as in period)
Drinks came very swiftly from the very good wine list with the waiter asking me if I wanted the Chilean or French merlot.
Dinner came soon afterwards. Only issue was the Ribeye was very fatty & for a highly priced meal, it would have been nice to have more meat.
Other than that, no complaints and a very happy date.
This is the second time of visiting was hear in the summer lovely
Outside space oldie worldly place
Love this place unfoughtunatly the service was not up to their usual standard waiting staff have changed table service poor on this occasion.
Disappointing ambiance, stuck in 1980’s when we last visited!
Food tasty fortunately!
Amazing Christmas dinner! Big portions and great staff. Best place to get together with friends and family.
pity we were shoved into a corner of the bar NOT the restaurant, with a badly smoking fire to boot.
Great place with excellent staff and food. Had a great evening.
Lovely as always!