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Hogsmill Tavern, Worcester Park

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user reviews of Hogsmill Tavern, Worcester Park

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Toby Carverys are great, you just pile on as much as you can on the plate and you wash it down with loads of beer that the wenches bring to the table.
Its cheap too so thats why its always full of pensioners.
fozzy123 - 28 Mar 2017 17:00
Good value family-friendly Toby carvery; popular, pleasant atmosphere and decent food. Does what it says on the tin! Good choice if this is what you are after, but not a 'proper' pub, although London Pride and Brakspear bitters available.
Mike_Oxford - 1 Feb 2015 16:04
Very nice carvery meals. Carvery very popular on weekends. Great meal for not much money.

Pride and Youngs Ordinary for less than £3 a pint.
ArhurPint - 7 Jul 2014 12:24
I was thier on a Sunday very long wait for a table very short staff. General manager rude towards the staff. No customer service :(((((((
Grammar - 13 May 2014 23:40
Called in at lunchtime today. 2 out of the 3 handpumps were London Pride, the third was Young's Best. Both Pride pumps weren't working. One dreamy girl behind the bar (or not as she had to keep going to get things eg cups, sugar etc from another room). I was second in queue and it took 20 mins for me to be served. (Chose Strongbow cider in the end!) Another 20 min wait when ordering food and, you guessed it, another 20 minute wait to order coffee! Never again! Desparately short-staffed!
fellwalker - 6 Apr 2011 17:25
A definite improvement now it's part of the Toby chain, have been a few times since it re-opened and it has been packed out each time. Good food for a reasonable price, hence its popularity.

ps. arkaye, no need for apologies my friend, no offence was more a case of frustration that the intent of my post didn't come over.
razor - 20 Jun 2010 10:49
Disappointed in the service. I agreed to wait an hour for a table for two. But once there, the waiter ignored our presence - so unable to order a starter. Went straight for Carvery, but the roast potoes had run out. Polish speaking server got some fresh roasted potatoes, whilst plates left under infra-red heaters. Once hot, the overall meal was good - but still no sign of the waiter designated to oversee his patrons. So left, leaving the basic amount required.

Do not recommend this establishment to anyone....
tinseltown - 13 Dec 2009 13:49
Razor - I apologise if I offended you.

Best wishes -

arkaye - 23 Mar 2009 10:19
Razor, You went there twice as a Christmas party of 30 and your steak was not to your liking, either time? Why didn't you tell the staff on the second time? MAKE SENSE.

I like the Leffe this pub serves.

5 Feb 2008 01:31

What on earth makes you think we didn't complain, and refuse to pay for those meals that weren't up to standard. What made you think we went back again after an iffy meal.....the first time was ok, but nothing special.

My friend, nothing will MAKE SENSE to you if you try and read what hasn't been written. The objective here is to give an honest opinion for the benefit of others, not to keep quiet about bad food or beer because you get a reduction in price.........Does that MAKE SENSE to you now.

razor - 22 Mar 2009 20:25
Actually I was very impressed with this place - used to be a Harvesters - now a Toby Cavery - Miles Better - You can choose your own meat and veg and go back for as much veg as your want and ignore the comment below the food is excellent traditional English food (Wed is also Curry night) - Also at 7.50 and only 5 at Lunchtimes this is the bargain of the area - Only downside is the place is very popular and quite crowded - Beer OK - could do with a few good real ales though . .
mike40email - 16 Feb 2009 08:23
Unfortunately the Hogsmill has become a Toby Carvery. Visited the other Monday lunchtime and soon became disappointed. The Garlic Button Mushroom starter was obviously microwaved as it was a mushy sauce, and contained no real flavour. A typical Brakes Food starter. The carvery meat was very dry and the Servers weren't interested in providing any small tasty bits. The roast potatoes were again pre-heated and dry. The gravy was salty - another Brakes Food problem. Lost interest in the food and the service. Lets hope they improve as their local flyer advertises some good evening menus. But it is obviously provided by Brakes Food and just re-heated as required. No real presentation. But at 7.50 per evening, it will please some people. Have lodged a comment on the Toby website. But will try again as it has just opened and may be suffering from teething problems. The Carvery servers speak little English.
tinseltown - 16 Jan 2009 08:45
Has been refurbished to a high standard, the food was excellent and the staff very pleasant, we were looked after by carly who was excellent. Only negative comment, to be shown to our table by the chief person was very slow, why does only one or two people show you to your table, if other staff are available to do so.will be making another visit over the christmas period, but expect to be shown to a table quicker next time. Thankyou.
armando - 14 Dec 2008 18:54
This place is a little oasis for drinking after work, and recently had a very fine celebration here for 9. Can't understand why comments continually so negative, because I seem to drink so positively, esp. Flowers.
arkaye - 25 Oct 2008 20:47
I miss the young indian manager!
max45 - 4 Sep 2008 13:11
1.73 for a bottle of coke...that's taking the p..s and this pub will never see any of my extendfed family again
Earlhamcourt - 28 Jun 2008 17:41
Great beer garden and loads of parking!
service is poor: asked for a knife and fork they gave me 2 knives, asked for a chicken salad came with no chicken, bar staff sometimes gets confused at their tills and over charge you but then you tell them and they under charge you which is great!
friendly behind the bar which is nice and they usually recognise you which is also nice.
portions could be a bit bigger for price you pay especially for the roasts!
still like visiting the place!
tolworthboy - 7 May 2008 20:44
Razor, You went there twice as a Christmas party of 30 and your steak was not to your liking, either time? Why didn't you tell the staff on the second time? MAKE SENSE.

I like the Leffe this pub serves.

arkaye - 5 Feb 2008 01:31
Been twice for a xmas do, food cold on both occasions. Medium rare steak was ordered, turned up charred on the outside, and shoe leather on the inside.....won't be going back, if they can't look after a party of thirty....You ain't got no chance as a couple.
razor - 17 Jan 2008 20:05
Certainly far better (and cheaper) than it was. Ought to be a gold mine.
BrianE - 10 Sep 2007 15:57
This was an East End pub demolished and transported to this site and re-erected here in the 1930s, I kid you not.

Used to be great by which I mean 30 years ago. Now of course a chain.
brownbear - 7 Aug 2007 21:23
I like the place. It's quiet and the food, whilst not fancy, is safe and unpretentious. It serves the kind of market it's targeting pretty well.

It seems pointless speaking negative about a pub just because you prefer a different style. It's more constructive to comment of the qualitiy of the beer, the food, the service and the ambience.

I've been there a few times over the years, if it wasn't doing its job properly, I wouldn't go back
Kevin_A - 9 Feb 2007 08:04
I quite like this place for an occasional drink after work. Wadworth 6X is good and the food was good too when I ate there, which was before the recent renovation. I'm surprised others haven't been more impressed.
arkaye - 7 Nov 2006 13:40
Not really much cop as a pub although it's quite an interesting-looking old building, I suspect it's in the wrong place to be a good location for a decent real ale pub, for example. Mostly seems to be useful for eating or for sitting outside. There is a largish car park, a children's play area, and no bicycle parking at all; which says a lot about the expected clientele.
I grew up a few streets away from this place and I don't think any of my family ever went there. I certainly can't remember going there until last night.
beeronaut - 26 Jun 2006 11:13
This is a truly poor pub. I don't quite know why, because they location is OK, it's not like it's a town-centre chav palace. But it's awful, and has been left to slowly spiral downhill for years. Whoever has allowed this to happen should be ashamed of themselves.
parkhillian - 25 Nov 2005 17:22
Beefeater. Nuff said
lout_from_the_lane - 8 Mar 2005 10:24

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