The Rose and Thistle

Rockbourne Rd, Fordingbridge SP63NL
$$ English

This restaurant was reported as permanently closed.

Quintessential English pub and restaurant in the beautiful village of Rockbourne. Please ensure you book the correct area you wish to sit in. DOGS: Your four legged friends are more than welcome to join you in our bar or outside area.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Rockbourne Rd, Fordingbridge SP63NL
  • Cross Street: Rockbourne
  • Cuisine: English | Seafood | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01725518236
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Working Fireplace, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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The Rose and Thistle - The Rose and Thistle

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch - Bar 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch - Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Bar 18:00 - 21:30
Dinner - Outside 18:00 - 21:30
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch - Bar 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch - Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Bar 18:00 - 21:30
Dinner - Outside 18:00 - 21:30
Dinner Restaurant 18:00 - 21:30
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:30
Dinner - Bar 18:00 - 21:30
Dinner - Outside 18:00 - 21:30
Lunch - Bar 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch - Outside 12:00 - 15:00
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:30
Lunch - Bar 12:00 - 18:00
Lunch - Outside 12:00 - 18:00
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00
Dinner - Bar 18:00 - 21:30
Dinner - Outside 18:00 - 21:30
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:00
Lunch - Bar 12:00 - 18:00
Lunch - Outside 12:00 - 18:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Your four legged friend is more than welcome to join you in our bar or outside area. Please ensure you select this area when booking.
You are more than welcome to join us for just a drink but we'd recommend to make a reservation for either our bar or outside area. Please mark in the request section that you will not require food.
We always recommend to make a reservation in advance to ensure we have the availability to accommodate you.
You are more than welcome to make a reservation for an outside table but please be aware should the weather not be great we may be unable to move your booking inside if we do not have the availability.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.66 out of 5 stars based on 2395 votes

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 07, 2020
Michael K.
The food was excellent although a little expensive. The service was second to none. The overall value was good when you take into account the discount applied provided by the government.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 21, 2021
claire p.
We had a fabulous meal on Sunday. Thank you

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2020
Simon S.
Great service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 31, 2023
Sue Q.
Service fantastic - although I don’t know why we were put at a dark table next to the bar when there was a lovely much nicer one by the window. We all had roasts - they were fine. I’d be happy to spend more on higher quality, more flavoursome meat. Nice pub in a lovely village.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Alistair G.
Friendly service and good food, as usual.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 25, 2020
Lynn D.
Excellent as always!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 01, 2023
Wendy F.
A very warm welcome. Excellent service and the food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 30, 2024
Marcus E.
Great little pub & the food was excellent. Really good value too.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 22, 2024
David F.
An excellent meal with first class service, our only comment was that the dining room was cold - not helped by a table immediately in front of the fire which blocked all the heat. Staff did trey to turn up the thermostat, but it still remained cold!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2022
Ian K.
Found this place a couple of years ago , never disappoints. Been twice so far whilst at our forest retreat and hoping to too another in before going home on friday.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2021
Darren S.
Absolutely fantastic, great food great service great everything, thoroughly enjoyed the lunch we had and will definitely be going back soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2023
Kate C.
Service, food and atmosphere is incredible. Completely over the moon with our evening and will be coming back soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 29, 2021
Paul S.
Great to be back in the garden at the Rose and Thistle. Good menu that offers a range of options from light lunch, through to upper end dining that goes beyond "usual" pub offerings. A little more expensive that some, but you get what you pay for and well worth it. For ale lovers, there are usually 2 or 3 decent options, including Timothy Taylor Landlord on my last visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2023
Beth W.
A beautiful pub selling delicious food. A wonderful relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. Highly recommend visiting.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 2/10
Jun 16, 2021
Liz F.
I have always loved the Rose and Thistle, affectionately known as the RAT. I was treated to lunch on Tuesday so suggested we went to the Rose and Thistle. I only wanted a light lunch so ordered the crab bruschetta from the starter menu priced at £10.95. Quite pricey so I was expecting a reasonable portion, however there was just one small bruschetta with about a tablespoon of crab meat on the top - devoured in 2 mouthfuls. Not good value, I was too embarrassed to complain as I was not paying. If the waitress had informed me that there were more lunch options on the back of the menu I could have had a crab sandwich for the same price, far more satisfying!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 23, 2023
Dianne W.
Very enjoyable dining experience overall. Love the steak and kidney pudding- just like Mother used to make! Carrot and coriander soup was alright but could have done with more coriander and seasoning to make it zing a bit more. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2022
tom h.
a terrific evening - made to feel so welcome; food great and served HOT, what a change from most places! Good luck RAT team, you gave us a very happy birthday celebration. Just might go for some shorter stemmed wine glasses (sorry!)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2023
Jenny H.
Thankyou for a lovely meal and friendly service in such an authentic pub. We all really enjoyed our well cooked, tasty meals and appreciated the friendly service. This is becoming our ‘go to’ local pub for lunch and proved popular with our visitors too.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 15, 2023
Sue S.
Great service and food as usual. Excellent service from the young man who served us.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 01, 2020
Janie F.
This is (and has been) our favourite place to go to for fabulous dinners, celebrations and drinks! Great atmosphere and we love Chris (and Jo) who runs the pub. We'd be lost without it ...

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Linda T.
Excellent experience, highly recommend. Great staff, excellent staff. Just wish it was my local.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 28, 2023
Julian S.
We have been coming to your pub for years. This time the food wasn't so good. My wife's burger was extremely dry. My haddock was fine but the chips for both of us weren't very nice and are obviously bought in. Bit surprised also that whilst you had sugar for coffee, you had no sweeteners. So this time not a good experience I'm afraid.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2022
Douglas S.
Excellent meal. Good beer and company

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Jane G.
Staff delightful and food was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Michelle p.
Excellent food and service. Lovely place to eat.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 06, 2021
Emma Q.
Lovely meal, great service and we would definitely visit again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2023
Pauline W.
Outstanding Sunday lunch. Every element of the meal was superb. Friendly attentive staff and a lovely location

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2023
Geoffrey L.
Loved the surroundings, excellent friendly service and food!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 11, 2020
Jane B.
As always, the food is excellent! We prefer to sit outside and feel safer doing so. The Covid-19 set-up is handled brilliantly and the staff coped really well. We'll be doing it again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 04, 2023
Simon S.
What a great place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2021
Caroline G.
The cheesecake was the best I’ve ever tasted. Everything was perfect

Overall: 0/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 0/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Apr 25, 2021
Sidney F.
Food advertised but totally inadequate could have got a cheese sandwich from the petrol station

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2021
Martin R.
We loved everything! Thank you for a friendly reception, efficient, helpful, unhurried service, variety in the menu and very good food. We will recommend to friends and be back ourselves!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 23, 2021
Martyn R.
Wonderful family evening Food delicious as always Covid safe Keep supporting our independent pub restaurants

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 04, 2024
robert c.
The wild mushroom soup was out of this world! The Bass was perfect!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 05, 2023
Jane M.
The service was excellent. Staff members very welcoming, friendly and attentive. The only reason the rating wasn’t 10 out of 10 was due to the rather thick crusts on the sandwich! Would recommend the venue due to the relaxing atmosphere.

Overall: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 10, 2023
Deborah H.
We've been coming here occasionally for 25 years and always had a good meal. It's a beautiful pub and setting. However the last couple of meals here have not been good. On Friday the fish meal (skate) smelt strongly of ammonia and was unable to be eaten, and my vegetable Thai curry was simply rice with spiced sweet potato on top with no sauce. So dry and nothing like a Thai curry. Their steak puddings were excellent though. The staff did deal with the matter well, replacing the fish meal with another and not charging for mine. On Friday evening, the pub had been exceptionally busy with limited staff so it was inevitable that the table service would be poor. We were able to understand the situation and could accept that it wasn't as usual. Incidentally, a week or so ago I had eaten their mushroom pie consisting of pastry with mushrooms and sweet potato, which was also exceptionally dry. I'm really not sure if we will come back to eat here which is a shame. It seems to me that the meat meals and puddings are excellent but the veggie mains need a rethink. As I no longer eat meat this is a problem for me, and frustrating as there are some fabulous vegetable (or meat alternative) meals in other venues.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2023
Donna B.
Very polite and attentive staff. Absolutely beautiful food. Would definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2022
robert c.
Excellent as usual

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2021
Theresa T.
Absolutely lovely, with the best chips we have ever tasted. The crab bruschetta was sublime. All in all a wonderful experience thank you. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 19, 2022
Yvonne (Yvie) H.
Friends catch-up in a lovely country pub. Food and service excellent so we all decided we must do it again soon.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 01, 2020
Viv F.
Pleasant smiley staff, clear Covid instructions etc, prompt service and delicious food! My GF pate/toast was excellent and we both agreed the sea bass really good ( although something was a bit over salted, maybe the prawns?) Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2023
Ian W.
The Rose and Thistle is a fabulous pub with delicious food.The new menu from the new chef is fantastic . We were looked after so well by very efficient, friendly and attentive staff. I highly recommend a visit there.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2020
Gillian B.
We loved everything about our visit to the Rose & Thistle for lunch. The food was attractively presented and delicious. I would recommend the Guinea fowl and the bread and butter pudding with custard is to die for! The service was friendly and efficient. All in all, excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 15, 2022
PAUL P.
Always a pleasant experience visiting the Rose and Thistle especially in Summer in garden. Highly recommend a visit. A classic in the English countryside

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
May 04, 2022
Martin R.
A most enjoyable lunch all round.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 16, 2020
Julie C.
Very nice food but priced a little on the high side.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2023
Stephen H.
Excellent service as always. Fish on the menu each time we go. A real differentiator from many pubs.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2023
Jenny H.
Great place to have a traditional roast for Sunday lunch. Food was well cooked, fresh ingredients and plenty of it. Sticky toffee pudding is my favourite ever

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2022
David U.
Lovely old pub - great food and beer and nice service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 02, 2020
Peter M.
Lovely old establishment in small village. Food very good and staff extremely friendly and helpful. Only complaint was uncomfortable outside seating due to Covid-19.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2020
Anne-Marie G.
Fantastic place - as always

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 19, 2022
Sue T.
Very friendly reception. Candle on the dessert for my husband's birthday was a nice touch and much appreciated!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2022
Trysh W.
This is a gem of a pub. Real fires, superb food and the warmest of welcomes. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2023
Gwynneth J.
As usual, great food and excellent service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Penny H.
Overall a super experience!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 12, 2022
Neil S.
Near perfect

Overall: 6/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 10, 2020
David W.
The food was delicious but the ambiance was lacking. We sat in the entrance room which was dimly lit and cold despite it being a summers evening and the table was just outside the mens toilet which wasn’t very pleasant. I appreciate that it is an old building and therefore a bit quirky. I would visit again if these issues had been addressed.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2023
Paul S.
Lunch taken in the garden. Nice setting. Food excellent as usual.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Simon W.
Always a delight to bring clients to the Rose and Thistle for lunch with its reliably good food and warm welcome. Just so glad you’ve navigated the past eighteen months and we’re all able to enjoy coming to you again!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 0/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 09, 2020
Alexandra F.
Lovely family lunch on Saturday, BBQ pork nibbles, RAT burger and puddings (sticky toffee & chocolate tart) were scrummy. Really friendly service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2022
Caroline T.
Excellent food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2020
Pauline S.
Lovely setting, polite, friendly efficient staff and wonderful food, we will definitely come agsin

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 22, 2024
Margaret R.
Lovely meal and very friendly and efficient staff. Restaurant a bit chilly, not a good idea to have a table in front of the fire blocking the heat coming into the room. Other than that a very enjoyable lunch, thank you.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2022
Anna J.
It was excellent as always, but just marred a little by some very noisy guests at the next table who "overdid" it with your very charming waiter.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2021
Kathy S.
We were warmly greeted and the atmosphere was very warming. Service good, value for money, and we were looked after well during our visit. We were extremely pleased.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 25, 2022
Neil & Karen B.
What a super place, for a drink or, better still, a meal. We're going again tomorrow!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2023
Charlie H.
The food is consistently excellent and service is very good. Would highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Jonathan E.
Tasty food, attentive service. Too full to try a pudding

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2022
Katie A.
The staff were lovely. Friendly and attentive., food was completely delicious.. Especially enjoyed the Rockbourne trout. A gorgeous evening as always, thank you

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 13, 2022
Robert C.
Lovely location, good food and great staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2023
Peter H.
Best pub steak and kidney pudding ever. My mum would have loved it. Congrats to chef.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2022
Rex S.
Brilliant lunch with all the family. It was a very special occasion. Many thanks.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 07, 2022
Gary P.
We have been visiting for many years initially as a visitor to the area and now as a nearby resident. The food is always excellent although we struggle to look beyond the steak and kidney pudding.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2023
Frances W.
Good food, great service, very friendly staff

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 02, 2023
Bill W.
Food was great and it is our preferred meeting place with our friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2023
Liz E.
Had a fantastic meal. Service was very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Cosy, relaxed surroundings. Can highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2022
Richard F.
Fantastic steak and kidney pudding and sticky toffee pudding, both light as a feather, also couldn’t resist nicking the chips from my husband’s plate, just too good to miss

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2020
Anne S.
I can’t fault anything! We had a lovely family meal in the garden. Meal was delicious, staff were delightful, will definitely return again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 05, 2020
Anne A.
Thanks, Chris, for a great lunchtime. Good luck in Lockdown 2. See you soon.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 29, 2023
Derry D.
This was our third visit to the Rose and Thistle and it didn’t disappoint. Warm welcome and plenty of attention in good measure. The food was excellent and plentiful. I don’t think there is any need to change anything. We were more than satisfied with all aspects.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2024
Phil K.
Fab Sunday roast. Lovely twists. Deserts great too. Great service. We will be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2023
Stephen B.
A really nice country pub - warm welcome, great service and wonderful food... job done!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2022
Stephen H.
Excellent range of dishes…especially fish. Great fast and friendly service.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 27, 2022
Cameron M.
Food quality was good and service from the team of young ladies was excellent. We felt that portions were a little small. (We had a starter and roast) and prices were just a bit high.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 30, 2021
Bruce W.
Very good experience as always I would recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2023
Paul D.
Great pub, food, beer, service, and value. Will be visiting again very soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2022
Steve L.
Great food, great night out

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Sam K.
Efficient, friendly, delicious!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 05, 2022
Vanessa B.
Food consistently good every time we visit. Staff helpful and polite. Our favourite pub!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2020
GARETH WILLIAM P.
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. FOOD OF SUPERB QUALITY, VERY POLITE AND SOCIABLE STAFF, FELT VERY SAFE WITH COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY THE ROSE AND THISTLE. THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED, WILL USE AGAIN.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2021
Beth W.
The most perfect evening relaxing in front of an open fire eating delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2021
Katy W.
Excellent food - service friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend to my friends. Will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 02, 2023
Mick F.
Could have been a tad warmer in the restaurant If your reservation is for 12 noon and you have a 2 hour window , I would expect to be served before almost 12-40 But it did not take anything away from the experience Many Thanks

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 08, 2023
Samantha B.
Food delicious although a few things not available at the time we visited. Pub interior very dated and ceiling very low (worth knowing if you have tall members in your party). Car park entrance/exit very tight.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 21, 2023
John O.
As always, excellent food and service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
May 22, 2021
ROY R.
Our food was excellent and very good value. The downside was that even though it is May temperatures are low. It was cold. Lovely fire there which if lit would have enhanced the whole experience. We have been before in the height of summer but a chilly atmosphere is depressing. Loved the Rarebit. Roy Riley

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 23, 2020
Ralph D.
A bit chilly where I was sat, but everything else was top marks

Overall: 5/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 4/10
Nov 01, 2023
jonathan t.
It was very busy, and the staff were working hard but the delay in getting our food was unacceptable - we waited 40 minutes My partner's roast potatoes were leathery, not crispy & inedible. My fish pie was OK but rather a lot of potato. Otherwise we had a nice time! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Maria G.
We received excellent service and wonderful food in a beautiful setting. The landlord and team worked tirelessly to ensure that we were well looked after, the Covid-19 measures are well thought out and the food was first class. Highly recommended.