The Manger

The Street, Bradfield Combust IP30 0LW
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: The Street, Bradfield Combust IP30 0LW
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01284386516
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Live Entertainment, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Friday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Sunday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:30
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.81 out of 5 stars based on 326 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2024
Paul B.
Fantastic meal and service on a busy Mother's Day - thanks John and team

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2024
Jean K.
Always good service and food from the Manger - one of our favourites!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2024
Matthew F.
Can not recommend enough, great atmosphere, owners and staff very friendly, food is excellent home cooked food, decent portion size and dog friendly. We live 100m away from the rushbrooke arms which is absolutely dire in comparison. The Manger is everything it is not. Manger gets 5 stars from us.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2024
Martyn L.
The Manger is a very friendly pub and serve an excellent Sunday roast. All the staff are very courteous and efficient. The fact that The Manger is always busy speaks for itself.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2024
Trish B.
The best Sunday roast around ….a big plateful ….fresh and piping hot ….great service too! The cauliflour cheese is the best!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2024
Stephanie C.
This was our first visit (on recommendation) We were NOT disappointed The service was friendly and attentive The food was plentiful and well cooked It was good value for money and we would definitely like to revisit

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 27, 2023
Marcus C.
Great tasting 3 course meal. Excellent service and very friendly staff. A real pleasure. Very highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 26, 2023
Sue G.
Took my Mum for Christmas Eve lunch. Unpretentious excellent all home-cooked food, and the desserts are sooo delicious. Lovely atmospheric timbered building, plenty of space and welcoming for everyone, including dogs. But on top of that they go above and beyond, I phoned the day before to see if they would have roast bird, they did it especially for us! Staff all very friendly and conscientious. It’s not fancy-gastro, no trimmings and plates a little cold, but it’s good honest grub, very good value and we had a lovely time. Definitely recommended. The cocker spaniel breaking free and tearing down the bar to find the kitchen was a highlight ;)

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 16, 2023
Ken C.
Only downside was a muddy car park otherwise a very enjoyable visit. Will definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 08, 2023
Lucy M.
Was so lovely

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 29, 2023
Susan B.
Absolutely amazing in every respect and we plan to become regulars there as there's nothing to match it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2023
Trevor T.
We had a beautiful roast dinner in The Manger, as always. Friendly service, nice atmosphere, we shall return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2023
Sean D.
Food was excellent except for 1 person found their chicken a bit tough. However don’t let that put you off because service and all the other food was really good

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2023
Michael K.
Excellent evening had by all…

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 08, 2023
mark s.
10 out of 10 for everything. Friendly staff. Absolutely top notch food and good value. Nothing was too much trouble and a good pint of Guinness too. Thank you everyone at the Manger. A great team!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 01, 2023
Teresa S.
Lovely meal again. Excellent setting, friendly hosts and Wilson is an absolute star.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2023
DEANNE R.
Six of us met up for lunch at The Manger yesterday and we had a superb time. The staff are friendly and efficient, the table we were allocated was perfect and all our meals were extremely well prepared, well presented and delicious. We needed lots of "chatting time" and we didn't feel pressurised at all. Thank you for a most enjoyable outing. We have made a booking to meet up again in December.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2023
Paul B.
Fantastic meal, great value and service. We'll be back and looking to hold our wedding reception here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2023
Richard B.
Great food and great service as usual

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2023
James H.
Fantastic evening, in such a lovely grade 2 listed building with full of charm . The food was amazing and the service was prompt and polite . Well looked after by Ben I believe and his staff member in making our evening so enjoyable

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2023
Asa S.
Welcoming environment with excellent service and delicious food.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2023
Colin N.
Love this pub and have been back several times. Great range of food and drinks and excellent service. We felt really looked after every time we've been here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2023
Jane B.
Excellent food and service, lovely people. The people we were with said the music was a bit loud but not a problem to me

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2023
Dave C.
Perfect venue, hosts and food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2023
Anne J.
Really enjoyed our evening. Lovely meal. excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2023
Laura L.
Excellent food and friendly service.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 29, 2023
Gillian J.
Great Sunday lunch. Best nut roast I have ever had. Everyone friendly but efficient and a relaxed atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2023
Mary M.
Lovely staff. Great good. Very dog friendly. All good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2023
john p.
The food was lovely. Service was excellent. Nice clean restaurant. Well recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2023
Ian O.
A great and friendly place to have lunch

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2023
Jean K.
Always good service despite a very noisy wedding . Staff always polite and cheerful and food always good even though not a massively diverse menu .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2023
Ian S.
Very pleasant lunch. Friendly staff and nice food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2023
Davina J.
Lovely buzzing pub, great food, friendly staff Really great to find a thriving pub in this day and age Well done!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2023
Stephen W.
Staff are always welcoming and pleasant. Never had a bad meal. Plenty on the plate! Atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed. Good selection of drinks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2023
Maureen F.
Lovely atmosphere, great food good portions. Really nice place. Have been couple of times now. Will be coming back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2023
Trevor T.
Great food and service as always from the Manger

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2023
Annie R.
Lovely, friendly pub with great service and fab food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 21, 2024
Kay B.
Thank you we always enjoy coming to the manger. Food is usually very good. This occasion the broccoli was very undercooked for us both but otherwise no complaints.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 19, 2024
John S.
I felt the portions were a little small and the pub was not as warm as it could have been. Also, my colleague ordered steak and kidney pie and Wherry beer; both were not available and had to order substitutes. But overall a pleasant enough lunch.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 12, 2024
Allen B.
A very friendly pub with good value home made food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 06, 2023
Ben C.
Lovely feel to the place, excellent service.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2023
Gwen O.
Great service, attentive friendly team. Very dog friendly

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 12, 2023
andy b.
All largely really good, very tasty food and serving staff all had smiles and a cheerful persona.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 06, 2023
Karen G.
We love our visits to the Manger. The food is always outstanding and the staff are always very helpful. We noticed on our recent visit that there were new members of staff who were all lovely and the service had definitely improved. We look forward to our next visit. Karen Giles

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2023
Martyn L.
The Manger is a very well run pub, visited for Sunday lunch, very busy so had to wait about 40 minutes for food to arrive but the roast beef and pork was well worth the wait.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 21, 2024
Susan B.
Very nice food and good service. Restaurant slightly noisy and entrance lobby awkward and very strange smell. Overall, a good experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 03, 2024
Sumathi S.
Extremely friendly and good food, consideration service. Thank you

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 26, 2023
David M.
Spent 4 hours over lunch. Time flies when you're enjoying yourself!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 25, 2023
William R.
Very good as always

Overall: 7/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 05, 2023
Frances M.
It is one of my favourite eating establishments the staff are excellent, always welcoming and provide excellent service, food is excellent always fresh ingredients attention to detail ie hot food on hot plates and all at a very reasonable price. What else can you ask for?

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 18, 2023
Suzy O.
(Table 12) Unfortunately we had quite a wait for our food (approx 50 mins). Another table that came in after us, had their food served & we then had to chase ours. Our roast potatoes were hard (difficult to cut) & my husbands lamb was overdone, chewy and gristly. The veg was lovely and my nut roast was really tasty. The puddings were absolutely delicious.