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Eager Poet, Milton Keynes - pub details

Address: 2 Tower Crescent, Tower Drive, Neath Hill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6JY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14183) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Milton Keynes Central (2.3 miles), Wolverton (2.9 miles), Fenny Stratford (4.7 miles)

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An unremarkable looking, modern estate pub like many built in the suburbs of Milton Keynes it sits in the local centre surrounded by a small supermarket and a couple of takeaways. There is some landscaping at the front and a few picnic benches, although the noise from the main road makes it a less than relaxing spot.

Inside it’s clean and up together and does perhaps have a little more character than many pubs of it’s ilk. It’s a large L-shape pub with a generic red patterned carpet on the floor and exposed brickwork on the walls which has been painted in a shade of lemon yellow. The roof space is largely open and the rafters here have been painted in a contrasting black. A couple of pool tables are down at the far end of one leg and there were a few plasmas around showing a sports channel as well as a projector screen. Fortunately the volume was kept low so this was not too intrusive.

The menu consisted of a good selection of “pub grub” dishes such as Gammon & Eggs, Scampi & Chips, Sausage & Mash and a Steak & Ale Pie. Most of these were priced in the £4 - £5 range and there were also a number of meal deals available. My Chicken Tikka Masala was tasty enough although I’m not under any illusions about it being freshly prepared on the premises. At £4.49 it would be churlish to complain, although it was perhaps a little light on the chicken.

Unusually for a Greene King pub, there were no real ales available, although there was an unused pump on the bar so perhaps there are on occasions. Beers were limited to keg Ruddles Best or John Smith’s Extra Smooth, whilst the solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately. Overall this was an ok pub that no doubt serves the locals well enough, but I can see little reason why anybody from further afield would make a point of going here.
Blackthorn - 26 Mar 2014 07:52
This is one of the few pubs that I need to go to ALREADY DRUNK !' ( as everyone else there seems to be ).. don't go there if you're after the 'quiet oldie worldly' atmosphere... it you like Irish folk music ( loud ) and the occasional public arguments and fights.. this is the pub for you ! ( I can also recommend the Pizzas !').. i like to experience all sides of life !...'top of the mornin' to ya'...!!
pubgeezer - 13 May 2009 21:13
Friendly Pizza's!?! Sounds lovely...

Would go and try them but lets put it this way - its the closest pub to where I work - and we never go there!
blue - 11 Sep 2006 13:43
Great pub since Shannon and Ronny come up from the smoke!!!

Where the hell has Ronny gone he was life an soul of the weekends!!!

Shannon is a great manageress and has put the pub back on track!! Ronny proped the bar up! haha, exellent people, great pub!!

LOVE YA!
Drinksalot - 20 Aug 2006 20:35
This pub was never named the Eager Bottle..Ex Xeroid doesnt know what they're talking about...there was another pub called the Pilgrims Bottle up the road that had major problems.
Its a shame MK had the misfortune of having such an idiot live here at all....thank god they've gone...
I'll drink to that!
Its a good friendly pub..
anonymous - 3 Aug 2006 19:45

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