Not been to this pub for years and pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food we had. 10oz Rump steak was good quality and very well cooked with all the trimmings - price of £16.00 which was excellent value. I have paid a lot more in various local pubs that have not been as nice. We also had the steak and ale pie with fresh veg and chunky chips at an amazing price of £11.00 which was excellent.We will definitely go back with friends next time. Good menu selection too. Would recommend a visit to see for yourself!!!
Enjoyed a lovely roast dinner, generous portions at a good price, definitely value for money. The staff are very welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. Definitely will return, their weekday menu looks good too.
We went here for sunday lunch . We hadn't been for quite a few years so decided to give it a go . So glad we did we had a lovely lunch of 2 courses for 13.50 or 1 course for 9.95 which is very reasonable . i had the beef and my husband had belly pork . Desserts were also very good eton mess and waffle with ice-cream .
will definitely be back . Young lady who served was very nice and helpful
We had not been to this pub in a long time but as there was a family birthday we decided to give it a go, we all ordered our food and it came in good time, i had ordered the liver and bacon,sadly it was too fatty and i could not eat it, i mentioned this to the manager and she was very good and apologised and asked if i would like somthing eles instead which i did , this was brought out as quickly as possible as by now the rest of our party were almost finished , they did not charge us for the meal and we were satisfied that it had been done with NO fuss and a sincere apology . We did however check our bill just to make sure and we found a few mistakes which we brought to there attention and this too was sorted without any fuss, thank you, we hope to go back again soon.
We were really impressed to start with, the manager was able to fit us in last minute on a Saturday evening, the decor was nice and the fireplace was great! We even met the really cute pub Labrador puppy!
Before ordering we asked the waitress (who did seem very polite and nice) whether the Camembert was vegetarian. My partner is a strict veggie and a lot of cheeses aren’t vegetarian. The waitress asked the chef and came back to us with the reply of ‘I’m really confused but the chef just said it was from cows....’ this was a bit awkward and did make us both feel a bit embarrassed and like the chef was taking the mick... I’m sure this wasn’t the case but it did make us feel a bit uncomfortable.
We ordered different starters, and were looking forward to them until the bread board arrived. This was was supposed to come with oil and balsamic vinegar but just arrived as bread and butter. We asked for the oils/vinegar but the waitress said they ran out. I was a bit annoyed we weren’t told this beforehand..... we wouldn’t have ordered any starters had we known this.
The mains were really nice and they knocked £2 off the receipt for the lack of oil/balsamic but really I don’t think we should have been charged for that starter. We wouldn’t have ordered it if we’d known. Bit of an odd one, friendly staff but we left feeling a bit awkward.
Perhaps it was a one off.
We arrived to a lovely welcome from Michelle, and we stayed in one of the newly refurbished en suite rooms which was well equipped and very comfortable.
As we only had the overnight stay we did not have time to sample the restaurant, but the menu looked tempting and we are sure to come back and stay again in the future when visiting friends and family in Wanborough.
Many thanks , David and Stella
Called in for lunch today, first time back since it reopened. Good menu selection, I had the ham and garlic tagliatelle and my husband had the burger and chips, both of which were home made and absolutely delicious (very generous portions) Staff and service excellent definitely go there again.
We popped in here after the Cally Arms was full. A lovely fire greeted us, which was a welcome treat in a dank day. The menu was concise, with hearty options to choose from. All of it appeared to be homemade, the scotch egg and garlic bread we had to start certainly were, as were the fish cakes for main. The only disappointing thing was the sausage and mash, which was quite bland. The ladies serving us were very friendly. The drinks are quite pricey, but we'll definitely return again.
Love the refit. Good selection of beers and wines. Food good but used to be better. The fish and chips for example, the batter is pale and just not as tasty as it used to be. Saying that, we all enjoyed our meals. The staff are great and it’s warm and cosy.
We called into The Harrow after the pub was closed for while , it has opened up with new landlord a few weeks ago . First impression was a nice log fire ,very cosy . We ordered a pint of Timothy Taylor and a diet coke , a bit expensive at £6.70 ,on a better note the meals we looked at on the menu seemed quite reasonable .
We booked Sunday lunch at the Harrow based on the high tripadvisor scores. Maybe they were having a bad day, but we found the food somewhat less than average quality. My 'roast' beef was a massive slab of meat which appeared cooked on both sides, but rare in the middle. I fail to see how this could have come from a slow roasted joint. I think it was cooked to order like a steak. My wife's pork was tender, but the skin around it was soft, floppy and inedible, not removed and crisped up? My horseradish was homemade and good, but the apple source straight out of a jar! The roast potatoes were anaemic and probably boiled then deep fried. We didn't bother with dessert.
The staff were very nice and attentive, otherwise the rating would have been a '2'. Even so, we won't be returning.
Due to the poor meals serves at the Cross Keys down the road on our last outing, I searched locally for good reviews and found this place. The young lady who served us through the evening was superb throughout,even deducting two cold soups starters off the bill at the end. Good selection of Ales and a nice old style pub feel. The meals were OK at best unfortunately, which our party agreed wouldn't entice us back. So only an average 3 marks for this visit.
I booked a table in advance as we were in Swindon for my partner's birthday. The reviews on Tripadvisor were very good.
I asked for a quiet table and when we arrived Vicki (the manager?) knew who we were and had given us a quiet table in the corner.
The menu was excellent, the food even better and the service was top notch.
Thank you for a lovely night, I will definitely be coming back.
We stopped for lunch at the Harrow Inn after a cold walk at White Horse Hill and felt really welcome as soon as we arrived. We had a lovely burger for lunch and warmed up nicely. Thank you for looking after us! Ps. We loved your beautiful dogs too.
We came here for a date night and loved it so much we then came back with my fiance's father for fathers day, the food was perfect, helpful friendly staff and landlady. Gluten free is absolutely not a problem. Even down to the bread for baked Camembert. Desert is to die for as well.
Tried to get into the Calley Arms down the road, politely told there was no room at the Inn so drove down the road to The Harrow. Accommodated in the bar for an early evening meal. Seats a little uncomfortable and clearly a well used bar area. Wasn't sure what to expect, menu really varied and sounds unexpected. Decided on the deli board and pork tenderloin main which came with a ginger sauce. Was really tasty and thoroughly enjoyed. Slightly odd accompaniments, a sort of veg platter for all mains - regardless. All edible but not necessarily matched to ALL the mains. Kids menu really good value and varied also. Comes with pudding for them too.
Really rustic little pub, not somewhere you need to get dressed up for but food that is much more than pub food. Will definitely return in the future.
We have recently moved to the area and have a good selection of pubs nearby - although The Harrow is not the closest to us, it's worth the walk to what is fast becoming our favourite pub.
Great place to take visitors for an amazing Sunday lunch with homemade horseradish, followed by homemade ice cream (from the ever updated menu) and don't forget to take home a loaf of the homemade bread available to buy at the bar.
Great wine menu and a good selection of Ales.
Always made to feel extremely welcome no matter how busy or quiet it is.
We made our visit for the dog's birthday. My husband and I had Jugged Venison with very buttery spring onion mash and a good variety of vegetables, Lucky had a few carrots and plenty of venison. The flavours were tongue tingling. I was so full that I couldn't face a dessert but my husband had a rhubarb and ginger syllabub that was absolutely delicious, well I did have to try it out and Lucky licked some off my finger!!
We went here for some lunch and had great food. I had a really nice ploughmans with really nice rustic food freshly and locally sourced. It's dog friendly and really comfortable and welcoming. The land lady is a great character!
It's not standard pub grub and the price reflects this. It's brilliant restaurant quality.
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