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Whole Hog, Malmesbury

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user reviews of the Whole Hog, Malmesbury

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Much to admire in this GBG 2020 entry.... detailed as a Bar Restaurant.

Separate restaurant to drinking area
Drinking area has a proper old school feel to it
Wooden partitions, large glass windows to watch the world go by
five hand pulls on - all around £3.30
Ramsbury Farmers Best an unusual pint - perfect condition.
Perfectly positioned between the Abbey and the Market Square.
Mappiman - 2 Dec 2019 12:16
Nice to see eating area and bar totally separated with different entrances. The rough and ready bar was populated with older blokes who all seemed absorbed with the day's horse racing. Ale on offer was decent enough and well kept and it's probably your best bet for ales in the town.
Snarling_Mallard - 10 Apr 2016 16:12
Enjoyable pub and beer. Just sit in the window, drink your pint and watch the Malmesbury world go by:)


Cityfinal - 13 Aug 2014 18:17
An excellent local hostelry, with a good beer range. Food is variable - based on the dozen or so times I have eaten there, I would say a quarter were not of the same standard as the other three quarters - differing chefs perhaps? There is no music in the pub, which will be a benefit for some and a negative for others. The service is good, and as previous posters have mentioned, it's location in the Market Cross and large frontal windows give excellent opportunities to people watch. Sadly no garden.
LocalCharacter - 25 Jul 2013 22:45
An excellent local hostelry, with a good beer range. Food is variable - based on the dozen or so times I have eaten there, I would say a quarter were not of the same standard as the other three quarters - differing chefs perhaps? There is no music in the pub, which will be a benefit for some and a negative for others. The service is good, and as previous posters have mentione, it's location in the Market Cross and large frontal windows give excellent opportunities to people watch. Sadly no garden.
LocalCharacter - 25 Jul 2013 22:45
Very, very good pub. Excellent Youngs Bitter - kept superbly well. Service is very good - observation of who's waiting when the bar is busy is exemplary.

A good place to meet, and certainly a good place to head for after a busy evening.
dirigent - 19 Jan 2013 09:50
What a GREAT PUB
f6c - 2 Sep 2012 14:52
i enjoyed my roast when i visited recently, the potatoes could have been fully roasted though but they tasted nice and the gravy was excellent!..id have probably liked a little more but i guess most pubs portion their food with profit motives in mind, i popped in again recently and was rather disapppointed in the size of the cottage pie on offer...take note...YOUR FOOD MIGHT TASTE NICE BUT TRY GIVING YOUR CUSTOMERS MORE THAN A CHILDS PORTION thanks
TheFoodDevourer - 23 Oct 2011 16:54
Having decided against the Smoking Dog after last visit, the Whole Hog is a good choice. Good range of real ales on tap, mainly from local breweries (eg Pigswill from Stonehenge). Tried Ernest George from the new Welbeck Abbey brewery which was fine and went well with the reasonably priced menu - good chips. Looks to be popular for these reasons - good beer, good food and friendly welcome.
brianagain - 18 Oct 2011 22:17
Was there for lunch today. A good range of real ale, well kept and reasonably priced. Service was good and so was the food. We will be coming back!
Dan137 - 11 Jul 2011 20:51
A fantastic pub, and for someone new to the area, very friendly welcoming bar staff. An good range of real ale kept very well indeed. A lively atmosphere in the evenings, and sitting in the large window front of the pub provides a chance to watch the world pass by as you sup the ale.
petedx - 21 Jun 2010 14:32
Visited in September 2009. A classic pub. Good, reasonably priced, beer and the noise is conversation not juke box: remember that?
Dr_Smeg - 3 Feb 2010 13:14
An accidental find and a very fortuitous one. Five ales, one cider and good food. I had the Archer's Best and wished I could have stayed for more. A lovely town-centre pub well worth dropping in. You feel a bit like a goldfish in the front window, which is directly on the market square, but otherwise it's just what a pub should be.
ETA - 22 Jan 2009 15:23

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