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“Good food, good atmosphere, just a bit noisy”
Review of The Falcon Inn

The Falcon Inn
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 22
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The award winning Falcon Inn nestles with the heart of the village of Fotheringhay, famous as the birth place of Richard III and the place where Mary Queen of Scots ended her days after being held captive in Fotheringhay castle for 12 years. From fine ingredients, sourced locally where possible, our frequently changing menus offer something for all, from traditional wholesome bar food to delicious a la carte cuisine. Our friendly and enthusiastic team will welcome you back again and again.Enjoy our wonderful food, along with fine wines and real ales, in charming surroundings. Log fires, fresh flowers, a beautiful garden and conservatory overlooking the splendid church... a truly lovely experience.
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went there for a family celebration lunch. We arrived a bit before opening time but a lady kindly let us in and showed us to our table, apologising for any disturbance as they finished off preparations for lunch service.
The atmosphere is delightful, we were sat in a very light and airy conservatory, with large glass windows on 3 sides and a large skylight/lantern.
Service and food were very good and we all enjoyed an excellent lunch. The fish and chips were of very generous portions, as were the roast beef and baked ham. Desserts were very attractively presented.
The only niggle was the amount of noise - from other guests. Nobody was behaving in any way unreasonably but 30 people enjoying lively conversation with their parties (which is what Sunday lunch is all about after all!) do make quite a din, such that a bit of voice-raising was necessary to converse with each other and so increasing the overall noise. The sound meter app on my phone read 76-79dB, (equivalent to traffic and vacuum-cleaners, it said). Although not by any means a scientific measurement, I think that confirms it was quite loud. Perhaps the owners would consider some trendy hessian or other cloth wall hangings on the stone wall and possibly even the ceiling, which may reduce the echoing quite a bit.
However, overall a very pleasant Sunday lunch. Would we go again? If in the area, it's definitely a place we would consider.

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Thank MANDH W
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Walked to venue from the river, cruising on the River Nene. Table in the bar for 6 was slightly awkward, more like a 4 + 1.1/2
Food was all excellent, and well served but the presence of an extremely large party in the restaurant meant we didn't get much attention after our mains were delivered. Fair value and probably a better experience on other days.

Thank Lhomme d
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Dinner out with the girls, one of whom is a vegetarian who doesn't eat goat cheese as it 'smells and tastes like goat' - and she's right - as a meat eater I love it for exactly those reasons. Only start option for the veggie was vegetable soup or mediterranean tartlet with goats cheese - main course option was either risotto or quiche - that was it. I haven't seen such a bad selection for a veggie since the 1990's! Service was slow and not attentive however it was pleasant and they were happy to mix and match whatever was on the menu for the vegetarian, who decided to have the med tartlet as a main served with a different cheese, an avocado salad and potato rosti. I had lamb pie and chips and our other friend the ribeye steak (at an eye watering £24). Our starters were small, unmemorable but edible. Main courses - my pie was fine, a little dry and could have been packed with more meat - chipadvisor 6/10. I could gripe on about how I hate things not being served on the plate - ie my pie was in a bowl, my chips were in a pot and the peas were in a small bowl, all sat on a plate. It's just hard work having to empty everything on to the plate so it can be eaten and then having to find somewhere to put the 'empties'. The ribeye was tough and cooked to medium as opposed to the requested medium rare - for some reason though she did not want to complain. I think the reason was due to our issues with the veggie meal. The avocado salad consisted of lettuce leaves - yes, just lettuce leaves - nothing else - not one slither of avocado or anything else. The rosti came out as a slice (like cake) but the thinest slice, hard to cut and burnt on the bottom. We questioned whether it was indeed rosti as we'd imagined it being grated potato, fried and circular in shape - she advised it was and she'd bring another piece apologising for the salad situation. A fresh salad (with avocado) and another slice of rosti arrived after my friend had finished her tartlet. She ate the salad but the rosti was again inedible - she was unable to cut it and it gave the odour of being microwaved. £19 for a bottle of white wine (Pinot) was ok. Bar area quaint and cosy. We spent £80 on a very disappointing evening foodwise - not companywise obviously (just in case my friends are reading this!).

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Thank 50ShadesofRose
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We had heard a lot about The Falcon - all good so were keen to try it but as we were planning to take our son out for supper that night too we only wanted a light bite.
We only just arrived in time but the staff were super friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble.
Our lunch arrived and it was fabulous, beautifully presented and super tasty!

Lunch was so good that we booked in for supper.....! Perfect.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

My second visit to the Falcon - all round excellent meal from start to finish, well presented and not rushed - would highly recommend the:
Roast cod fillet, crispy potatoes, puy lentils and
capers with salsa verde (GF) £15.50
The grumpy git bit was due to the acoustics - with a large party next door it was difficult to hold a decent conversation (and yes the hearing aid was turned up!)

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1  Thank OnBoard321
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