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$4 - $13
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 23 August 2022 via mobile

Owen went out of his way to make dinner out with friends the best he could. Fantastic service yummy food and great value

Date of visit: August 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us review, especially when its a positive one! We really do appreciate it and hope you visit The Woodpecker again soon! Owen

Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

Made to feel most unwelcome for asking for a top up on my pint of real ale. Shocking attitude from current bar person! Bye!

Date of visit: August 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello We really do apologies for your bad experience at The Woodpecker, this isn't the standard we thrive for. If you pop us a email at : woodpeckerwaterlooville@emberinns.co.uk Kind Regards Owen

Reviewed 9 August 2022

Friendly lady served us and couldn't do enough. Very clean, and tidy restaurant, chef cooked my steak perfectly rest of the food was good Thank you to all the team.

Date of visit: August 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us review, especially when its a positive one! We really do appreciate it and hope you visit The Woodpecker again soon! Owen

Reviewed 24 July 2022

Visited here today .Ordered two 2course roast dinners and two other meals .After eating roast dinner went to order the desserts and was charged for all four .On questioning the person behind the bar I was told that the desserts should have been ordered with...the main meal.There was nothing on menu to indicate this and I wasn’t informed at the time ,so I was charged twice for the desserts .I consider this very poor customer service .More

Date of visit: July 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2022

Hi Vacation623409, we regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. Unfortunately the main and dessert order does need to be ordered at the same time to get the discount. To appologise...More

Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

We visited tonight for a birthday party. It wasn’t particularly busy and we ordered drinks and starters. Starters came quickly and the mains took an hour. The waiter was clueless and sounded monotone and sarcastic. The food was cold and bland. If the kitchen can’t...handle the orders, they shouldn’t be accepting orders. I’d never visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2022

Hi Cchs90, Falling short of meeting your expectations is not to the standards we strive to achieve, and we humbly ask for the opportunity to make this right. Thank you for providing this information so we can improve upon our services. We hope to hear...More

Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

Kieran was a very friendly and well mannered member of staff. He was very attentive to our needs and made us feel very welcome. Can’t wait to return next week.

Date of visit: July 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2022

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

Amazing deal staff are very attentive food is good constantly filling up the drinks would highly recommend to anyone in the area 5* all around

Date of visit: June 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2022

Thanks for the great review and comments! The Woodpecker Team

Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

Just had an amazing brunch . Food was amazing , drinks were flowing , Brandon look after us . Highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2022

What an amazing review. We love to hear when a guest has enjoyed their visit. We look forward to your next one! The Woodpecker Team

Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

Lovely drinks in the sunshine with friends accompanied with some spicy chicken wings! Perfect! Thoroughly recommend and we will be back!

Date of visit: June 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2022

Thank you for the amazing review! We look forward to your next visit. The Woodpecker Team

Reviewed 1 June 2022

We had gone out to visit family and went for a lovely walk and ended up here for some lunch. It wasn't busy, which was nice, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. We ordered our drinks and food (of which there's a great...variety of options), the food came fairly quickly and it didn't disappoint. The prices are really good and we will definitely be back again soon.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2022

Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we'll see you again soon. The Woodpecker Team

Reviewed 21 May 2022

Ordered the carbonara which was very nice, Brandon was also very friendly and helpful. Pub was clean and everything was very well priced, will visit again!

Date of visit: May 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2022

Thank you for the great rating a positive comments! I shall pass them on to the team. We look forward to your next visit. The Woodpecker Team

Reviewed 13 May 2022

I had booked a table for 6 about 2 weeks before the day, leading up the day I had an email saying they were looking forward to meeting us, yet we get there at the booked time and clearly they weren't ready for us. Thankfully...it was quiet so they could clear their computer of the only large table available for us 6 then turned out to be 7. Food was okay but just okay nothing amazing, but scored less points from me if we have to wait for cutlery after receiving our food, especially having been a waitress myself. Bit disappointed really in the whole experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2022

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us on your last visit. We hope you stop by again soon to see this was a one off. The Woodpecker Team

Reviewed 2 May 2022

We went here for a meal only to be met with being told the kitchen is backed up so they can’t take out order this is apauling and no apology was given when a rude waitress told us our order could not be futilely I...shall not be returning to this establishment shocking serviceMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2022

Good morning, Apologies for your last visit. Unfortunately when it is very busy the kitchen team can only accommodate so much before wait times drastically shoot up and quality drops, we try to manage expectations as best we can to avoid these from happening which...More

Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

We came to The Woodpecker for the Bottomless Brunch for a girlie 50th Birthday celebration. The staff were lovely, very efficient and friendly. Food was good and the Prosecco was flowing

Date of visit: April 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2022

Good morning, We are so glad you enjoyed your birthday celebrations with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. The Woodpecker Team

Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

This was absolutely lovely tonight, went out with my girlfriend on our weekly date. The staff here are excellent very warm welcoming, we will definitely be coming back again. Ebony and Jess thankyou for a lovely evening you made our night. And for the general...manager Ed, The food was excellent and very well priced, I recommend the sharing nachos, there to die for and the French dip burger. Beautifully Cooked.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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General Manager A, Manager at The Woodpecker Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2022

Hello, We are so glad you had a great night! Thank you for the lovely comments and amazing rating, they shall be passed on to the team. We hope you can stop by again soon. The Woodpecker Team

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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5