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The Milk House

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$ 7 - US$ 69
Pizza, British, Bar, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don’t often review restaurants, but after reading some of the negative comments below I felt it was important to give a positive view. We had a very pleasant evening meal in the Milk House restaurant. The food was good – we both had burgers,...but other diners who were more adventurous appeared to be enjoying their meals – and the servers were friendly and efficient. After eating too many of the delicious chunky chips (as recommended by our server) I only had room for ice-cream, but the dessert menu was one of the most interesting and imaginative that I have seen. We had no complaints, and would be happy to eat there again if we were in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from friendly staff. Food was really good and sensibly priced. Teenagers loved the pizzas - of course! Dogs were very welcome. Sat in the marquee. Would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled 1.5 hours for the Sunday lunch, we were disappointed that we were served burnt , hard bullet roasted tiny halved new potatoes. What a lazy approach . Two thin small fatty slices of roast beef.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021

The food was excellent, wine list varied, staff very welcoming. The interior felt very clean and safe, the terrace area was busy and I am pleased it was non-smoking. The garden (smoking permitted) was also very comfortable and inviting.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021

The Milk House has the potential for being a good choice for a family lunch, but the cost-to-service ratio means we won’t be rushing back there. We paid £100 when we went on Sunday. This was for two adult mains, two children’s meals , two...glasses of wine, a pint of larger shandy and three kid’s puddings. Full disclosure , this included a Rib-Eye steak, which came with just five ( I counted) hand cut chips, a mountain of green beans and Bernaise sauce, costing £26. The steak tasted okay but it was definitely overly-priced. My wife had a couscous salad with chicken for around £15 - the chicken came in one piece on the side. They hadn’t even bothered to cut it up. The kids’ burger was okay - nothing special - though the kids’ fingers were good. We were given a 2hr 15 slot when we booked online (we saw this had been cut to 2 hrs according to the chalkboard) but the two garlic bread starters took 45 minutes to arrive. But the real “tipping point” for us is that the bill also included a so-called “discretionary” service charge of 10 per cent which is automatically added. Consider this: you turn up and have to find your own table by looking for your name on the chalk board; you have to go to the bar and get your own menu and grab your own cutlery, and then go back to the bar to place your order. You bring your own drinks to the table. In other words, for £100, no one greeted us with a smile and showed us to our table (which isn’t even laid), and no one came to take our order. So where’s the service, exactly? It’s basically a tax to have your food unceremoniously delivered - when it eventually comes. Also, it is hardly “discretionary” since you pay for it in advance while ordering your meal. In order not to pay it, you’d have to make a special trip to the bar, make your complaint in front of queuing customers and demand a refund. We’re aware that pubs have had a hard time over lock-down. Some fairly local pubs were able to stay open continuously by providing take-away services (The Milk House did this at first, then stopped). To be fair, The Milk House had a good ambience, and the children’s play area and duck pond are lovely for kids. It has also gone to some lengths to ensure social distancing and the terrace’s gazebo roof with lights and heat lamps is a good idea. Arguably, of course , this will allow it to accommodate more customers even in the autumn and winter so isn’t purely altruistic. This was our second visit. the first having been marred by a snafu which meant that our order hadn’t even been placed for an hour. We gave it another chance, but we’re left none the happier. We would have happily swallowed the £100 bill if they’d made just a bit of effort. Ironically, we probably would have avoided posting these comments on Trip Advisor if we’d come remotely close to anyone in charge (we always prefer to have a quiet word with management). But this opportunity didn’t present itself because the whole operation is geared towards raking in as much money as possible for as little outlay as possible. The balance is completely off. That’s the feeling we left with, anyway, and it’s a shame. The Milk House is fine if you just want a no frills pizza , but other pubs offer more for those looking to have a proper lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021

Here we enjoyed the great service, the menu choices and the absolutely delicious, fresh food which was brought so joyfully to our table. We stayed for hours and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good healthy food and a civilised environment with a great...atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

We had an evening birthday celebration meal here recently. The service was extremely poor , obviously uninterested university students, who didn’t care about any sort of customer service. But seemed to enjoy a game of “ ignoring the customer” And the food was completely forgettable,...we shall not be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

If I’d read some of the recent reviews I probably would have driven past. Fortunately I didn’t. We stopped for lunch, without a booking. Sat on the terrace. Had to order from the bar, but food delivered to table. I had sea bream and my...wife had a vegetarian mint and something (forgotten what) fritter. Both were perfectly cooked and presented. Absolutely blown away with the quality. Bream £15 and fritter £12, so amazingly cheap. Drinks also excellent. Service quick and friendly. Great location. Wish it was my local!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 August 2021 via mobile

I booked a table for dinner here as part of my partner’s birthday weekend treat. Unfortunately, it didn’t deliver When we first arrived we were led to our table, and then left; no menus, no offer of a drink. After being ignored for 10 minutes...I called someone over to ask if it could at least see a drinks menu The service did get better after this but it really gave a very bad first impression The food was good, but not exceptional. So all in all, disappointing and I wouldn’t visit againMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021

Stayed one night and our window was jammed and wouldn’t close so hardly got any sleep due to the very busy noisy road, our room was lovely and so was dinner & breakfast - would stay again but would ask for bedroom at the back...of premises to get some sleep or get Window fixed in the churnMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from KingEdwardIamhe | Reviewed this property |
Well I was there for lunch and in the bar area I saw guests being fed and served drink, so I would say yes.
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Yes, The Milk House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Milk House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4