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US$6 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 5 November 2021 via mobile

Attended private function pre ordered Indian 2 course meal. When we came to be served they had run out of many items and the food served was cold . We were then charged £15 each for a meal which fell well short of what we...ordered. Why ask you to pre order. Picked up a meal on the way home hate being ripped off.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021

We were staying overnight nearby and booked to eat here as the menu sounded amazing. On arrival I was dismayed to find that it was curry night (hubby was delighted!) There was nothing whatsoever on the website to say that it was only curries served...on a tuesday evening and had there been then I would not have booked as I don't like curries. My husband ordered the mutton curry which he absolutely loved and I ordered the mildest one they had and asked for natural yoghurt so that I could try and eat it (I don't do spices I'm afraid). The young man serving us was very pleasant and he agreed with us that it should be on the website to make people aware of the curry only night. Apparently it's the chef's night off and the owners wife cooks on a Tue and she only cooks curry, which is fair enough but really should be on the website. My husband was really happy with his curry and I could appreciate that the food was good if you like that sort of food, but I was so disappointed as the rest of the menu sounded amazing. Oh well - if we are in the area again (not on a Tue) we might get a chance to sample something else.......More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

From the moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were very attentive. Aman's curries were amazing! Our first experience of truly homemade curry and they were delicious. Thank you to everyone.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021 via mobile

Wednesday pie & pint night Waited an hour after ordering 2 pies. Only 4 other people ordered. No one apologised or informed us of the delay - even though we asked 2 staff (when we eventually found them). Bar was like Mary Celeste! No staff...to be found. Not at all busy. One chef unable to cope with 6 pre cooked pie meals. I’m not surprised! Left & went to Steves at Etwall instead & had lovely pie & chips as always. Won’t go back to Hawk again & wouldn’t recommend. How disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021

Terrible experience. No Covid discipline what so ever. The owner should educate their son - very rude. Will not return.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 May 2021

Two visits in the last week and tonight will be my last. Service on our first visit was slow, the beer was poor and nibbles were largely unavailable. However, tonight was frankly scary. The staff, while plentiful, seemed completely oblivious to current safeguarding measures. Having...sat down, I had to approach the bar after a full ten minutes to request attention. In the meantime, groups of teenagers were congregating at the bar WITHOUT masks to purchase drinks. Our friends, who arrived a little later, likewise had to wait an inordinate length of time to even order and then had to chase up the order several minutes later. Meanwhile, further groups were allowed to approach the bar and be served, extending our waiting time. Sorry, but we won't be back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Good food, poor service.Asked to pay before we had finished our meal, then again when still eating desserts! Very odd!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021

We ventured out for the first time after Covid Lockdown to a pub in our village to eat and were delighted they could accommodate our extended family of 6 to have a meal and drinks and were so looking forward to it...... We arrived and...were cold and asked if they could put the patio heaters on, they said they couldn’t until7pm as it wasn’t in their expenditure! ?? as they had already sober £400 on heating this month! so the customer should suffer Anyway 1 hour to get starters, I asked what the soup of the day was,,vegetable or pea I was told. so I chose vegetable An hour later the starters arrived and my soup, it was cold and I tried it and it was Pea! so I asked for a hot bowl of vegetable to get pea soup hot! To be told it’s pea only today!! The mains arrived My Ribeye steak arrived It was a red blood sirloin with no sauce etc The waiter said it doesn’t come with a sauce it’s a limited menu! The next waiter said it does come with a sauce of your choice and we can cook it for you again,,,,, how would you like it cooked!? Shouldn’t you have asked me that when you take the order! So I didn’t eat any courses.... Overpriced rubbish food and v expensive Staff don’t know the menu The food was below standard of a cheap pub My son and I left and ate at home,, Shocking!!!!!!! A right balls up of service and foodMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

We are a frequent user of the pub in normal times and never have a problem, we've had a few takeaways during the lockdowns and food is still as good as eating in, shame we can't have a pint in the pub with our meal...but this is the next best thing. I hope people continue to support the pub till they can open again properly .More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

Live in the village and have been to this pub many times, never a bad meal here, service is always great and food spot on. Never had an issue with any drinks, pub knows how to keep a good pint, definitely recommended.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Hiya! We certainly are dog friendly, dogs are allowed in our bar area
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