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Waggoners, Ayot Green

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The pub backs onto the A1M, and outside, you can hear it. It is down a cul-de-sac and so otherwise quite. We sat outside at a pavement table. On offer was Greene King, Adnams, Abbot, Pride, and Doombar - I had the IPA. Good, clear and well kept.

Inside the place is cosy enough to spend an evening. It looks to be mid 19th century and well-kept and the decor is very well done.

There was a menu on the table, and, although we weren't going to eat, it persuaded me we should - if you search around, you'll probably find the menu on the net - this is good stuff: not cheap but quality, the chef has quite some skill - I did look to see if it had a Michelin star - it hasn't. The service from the bar staff was only fair - it may be different inside in the dining section.

The locals were very friendly and a couple of hours had gone before we knew it.

Take a note of where it is if you are belting up or down the A1M - you'll not be disappointed.
greybeard - 30 Jul 2017 02:12
Call here now and again for a few beers. Condition of the London Pride varies and a bit gassy so maybe not for the connoisseur. Broadside has always been good. No yobs and service always good.
BubbaTubs - 31 Aug 2016 12:25
Five real ales on tap (GK IPA, Abbot, the GK summer Golden ale, Pride and Doom Bar). I had a pint of Doom Bar which was fresh and nicely chilled for a warm summer's evening. My companion told me that the food was very good here. It's also a nice wooded setting, spoiled somewaht by the roar of the A1(M) at the rear. What I did object to was being charged £6.80 for a single measue of Jura malt whiskey and a half of Doom Bar. Pricey or what!
Number11 - 27 Jul 2014 15:42
More of a restaurant than a pub now but that's not a bad thing! They serve food in the bar which clearly benefits from the excellent restaurant influence. They have decent beer on tap and a proper cider too (Stowford Press). The bar food is at the top end of the price range but worth every penny. The bar menu may be a little limited but why do many mediocre dishes when you can do a few excellent ones!
gardencityboy - 23 Nov 2010 15:25
the Waggoners is now under New Management and I visited on Saturday.. Beer is Good plenty of variety and well kept. Bar Food was also good, Nice friendly staff. Will go again,
MGardner - 27 Apr 2009 02:24
Visited last Saturday afternoon, sadly too late to order food. The Broadside was OK though.
TiaMariaJim - 11 Apr 2009 19:19
I only sat outside on a summer's afternoon, and I only popped inside briefly - but it seems very quaint. Road noise from A1M is a bit of a rumble, but otherwise lovely location.
peterschofield - 30 Jan 2009 17:18
Food fine, apparently about to change hands, hopefully new management will install a little atmosphere.
celt7 - 4 Dec 2008 16:30
Great food. Never have I or anyone I've been dining with had a bad meal here.
scarn - 29 Apr 2008 16:46
Very Nice Country Pub.

Good beers and very good food. Service can be a bit slow when busy. Very good for Sunday Lunch. Good value in my opinion.
ChrisRichards - 30 Sep 2007 17:41
Good beer, but now more of a restaurant (and not cheap either) than a pub.
6bh96 - 5 Dec 2006 21:02
Good real ales, but service leaves a lot to be desired. Took a group of friends to here in Feb. the central heating was broken and the dinign room was freezing. The manageress refused to light the fire as she said she wanted to get away early and it took too long to put it out. Enough said.
HarryJ - 11 Aug 2005 20:48

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