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The Ladywell Tavern is a bustling pub that hosts monthly music nights. Alongside a wide selection of drinks they also offer a food menu of British fare and pizzas.

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By Hester S.

We'd booked a Sunday lunch for the extended family and friends and were very disappointed. The pub had 3 parties the day/night before, and seemed to be the cause of the operation problems. Firstly, our food took 1:40mins to come out. Secondly the place was filthy - the seats sticky, there was food stuck to the walls where we were sitting. Thirdly, although we'd booked, our table wasn't ready as it was being used as the storage area for all the stereo equipment. It was cold as all the doors are left open throughout the day, and we felt very unwelcome as we kept asking for our food! It was a shame as we really wanted to try out our local pub which had great reviews. The manager apologised and we were given money off the bill which we appreciated. He understood our points of view. But, I would recommend to avoid going if you are a large table (as the kitchen can't cope), and go when there's not been an event the night before.


By Ian H.

Just had excellent lunch of veal ravioli, salad, bread for a fiver. Non-pop music in the background, no tv, excellent beers and lager. And no I'm not staff! Very good up-marketish 21st-century local.


By Rolan D.

Bad pub, bad food, bad attitude. Don't bother... Def not for my kids, the floor is dirty...Such a shame that after a month or two this place has started to fail.


By Jess D.

With no other recommendable pubs in the area, The Ladywell Tavern is just what we needed - a cosy/homely local pub. The new owners have redone the interior saving some of the old features such as parts of the amazing fixed seating while making it more modern. There are plenty of large tables for eating and the food is tasty. The menu changes but I'd recommend the mussels or sausage and mash. The bar looks great and the staff are friendly. Tuesday night is quiz night and well worth a visit.


By Rolan D.

Mediocre pub, needs a more effort from the staff. Heard good things about the food but was dissapointed by the pasta dish I tried the other night. Will try again in a month or so as I really need a good local pub. Try it and see for yourself.


By Rachel K.

Renovated in 2008, the new management have turned this place from a pub like any other to a community spirited gastropub.

The Venue
Within a minute’s walk from the station, you will find The Ladywell Tavern: a humble pub with a charming 'rough around the edges' feel. The olive green walls, brick fireplace and random old suitcase in the corner add character to the place and there are plenty of tables, chairs and sofas to sprawl out on inside. Or if the mood takes you, you can enjoy a drink out on the garden patio – a small but very pleasant space for sunny days

The Atmosphere
The management at The Ladywell embrace the local community, spurring a welcoming and intriguing atmosphere. They host various music nights on a Saturday, reeling in the local talent for live sets and inviting visitors to bring their own vinyl collection along for an eclectic mix of recordings. If you’re into art, take a peek at their gallery around the back, where a host of local talent waits to be explored. Outside of the music nights, this place offers a quiet retreat for a drink or dinner and a truly sincere welcome from the staff.

The Food
The food at The Ladywell exceeds expectations for pub grub. Their newly launched stone-baked pizzas are a delight. With crispy bases and fresh toppings (from £6.95), they're sure to become a favourite. Alternatively you can try the salmon fishcakes. Served with mango and chilli, they have the perfect balance of sweetness and spice (£8.95). There are plenty of the usual choices to be had as well, from sausage and mash (£7.05) to a full Sunday roast (from £9). The management take pride in what they serve here and it shows.

The Drink
The wine list is as carefully chosen as the food, with a range of reds, whites and sparklings and a few roses to choose from. The Rioja Blanco (£16 a bottle) is a particularly refreshing drink to have alongside your meal, or just alongside a chat with friends. If you’ve had your fill of wine, there are always the cocktails to discover, ranging from £7-£8.50 - a reasonable price as they use high quality spirits in the mixes. Choose from a classic Bloody Mary to a Hot Blonde with a sour twist – a special concoction of the management’s. Ale drinkers will appreciate the monthly specials, or if it’s beer or cider you’re after, the selection from Amstel to Addlestones should suit most tastes.

The Last Word
The Ladywell is made genuinely inviting by the management and is an unexpectedly great place to eat. A real diamond in the rough.

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