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The Poet

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Tue, 19/02

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

We believe that your dining experience with us starts the moment you walk through our door. A friendly greeting from our front of house team, lead by co-owner Andy Urbanek and Manager Simon Moore. The Poet offers a vast selection of craft gins, handpicked wines and quirky cocktails. Chef Patron Petrus Madutlela and his team tempt customers with an imaginative array of contemporary British food.
US$ 30 - US$ 45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
European, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday

We had booked a table at the Poet at 6:30pm. I received a confirmation call earlier that day, but was told there would be a 2nd sitting at 9pm, so that gave us around 2:30hours. We were greeted warmly by the staff and were seated...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Annik P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Entertains friends from church. Not our first visit and definitely not the last. The menu is is too big but has great variety on offer. Starters of mushroom and truffle veloute, quail and tartare tuna tataki were excellent and full of subtle flavours. Mains of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank alexhL6457QI
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant today for the first time. Very interesting menu and a good set menu choice. The price of the 3 course set menu at £24 was very good value. Our food was excellent and the portion size decent. The desert was the best...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brian R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautful and cosy restaurant. Excellent food and service. Could not find fault with anything ! We had the 3 course set menu which was amazing for only £22.95 pp. Smoked salmon with beetroot shavings and horseradish followed by the best ever sea bream with cockle...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 524juliej
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my wife here for the 1st time last year as I fancied a romantic meal out but somewhere with a little extra and it certainly delivered that it was a lovely atmosphere and served very nice food

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 007DavidM
Reviewed 1 week ago

The set price 2 or 3 course Sunday lunch is wonderfully delicious with a fine dining type starter then an original take on Sunday roast with roasties and veggies. Non meat and veggie options also available. Really good value for high class food. Its a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gill G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly can’t fault this place, it was like a beautiful cosy countryside pub with and added touch of class. The food and service was nothing short of excellent and we all left very full and raving about are lovely afternoon! I will certainly be...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service were great. Wine to complement food perfect. Starter complete heaven. Only tiny criticism was that main course sauce a bit rich for me but you'd have to go a long way to better this.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank madelainehills2912
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere friendly professional staff and excellent quality food. Nice village restaurant nothing too much trouble staff are happy and keen to please and get to know you. Sunday roast is excellent and served up stylish presentation of all dishes is a delight. Very popular...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of us had lunch at this pub today. Starters main courses and desserts. The service, standard of food, atmosphere the Malbec wine. Harveys Bitter.... everything was excellent. Our meals were absolutely delicious. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Christine S
20 January 2017|
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Response from Andy U |
Hi Christine S Thank you for your enquiry. Most of our dishes can be adjusted to specific dietary requirements. Some more easily than others but in most cases yes. You can check out our sample menus online. ( sorry TA won't... More
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