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The Woodcock, Beacon Hill - pub details

Woodcock
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Address: Churt Rd, Hindhead, Beacon Hill, Surrey, GU26 6PD [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31767) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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I have not been here in 2 years since the Irish woman was running it. The food then was alright at first and then went down hill. Having driven past most weeks, i noticed a sign saying Under New Management. I though i would give it another chance. Don't bother driving there, the car park was dirty and a hazard with junk strewn all around. I should have realised that first impressions really do count. It was wall to wall with blue and purple rinses inside. The interior was exactly the same as 2 years ago and still nicotine stained. There was even the same sofa in the alcove. They have closed the dining area off so you can only eat in the bar area. They have moved the hotplate in next to the bar. The food was dried up and over cooked. No wonder the only clientele were O.A.Ps. They have no taste buds left. The cauliflower cheese was a mush which obviously helps people with false teeth. The beef was the cheap cut that the previous people started to sell. The man serving the meat also served the roast potatoes. I was given only 4 small roast potatoes. What sort of carvery is this?(7.95) I wanted a pint of London Pride, they ran out as it was being poured. The barrel was changed and i was then served a pint with 10% cleaning fluid. Another customer didn't even get that and walked out after realising how poor the meals were. The man serving the food snatch the plate and said he would not see them in there again. They left their meals and drinks without paying. Our desserts were definitely not home made and were over priced for what can only be described as child portions for 3.75! The service is terrible along with the food. Maybe one day i will return with my parents again to see if it improves. Though i doubt it.
dcdevil69 - 2 Aug 2009 17:08
Recently we have just been awarded MASTER CELLARMAN by Fuller's. This will hopefully show that we are also looking after our beers as well as our food customers, Quiz night held on the last sunday of the month. 1 per playing guest, total cash prize... Look forward to seeing you all soon, CHRIS BURDETT.
penters - 26 Feb 2009 19:50
Never have I felt more welcome in a local village pub than I have at the Woodcock. The landlords do all they can to ensure your visit is pleasant, enjoyable and more than satisfying. The food prepared by the chef is EXCELLENT and the service is top notch. It's a great touch that the chef comes out of the kitchen to personally ask how the meal is, and pays great attention to detail on all his meals.

In just twelve months, the new landlords have turned this pub right around- from a mediocre, grotty environment to a friendly, relaxing place to go, and i highly recommend it. After experiencing other local pubs, the Woodcock far surpasses them all and , while I am no longer in the area, I now make it a point to go back regularly.
saralonde - 8 Feb 2009 11:16
Having moveed away from the area many years ago I was very pleasently surprised when I visited my parents who still live locally and suggested we book the woodcock for sunday lunch. On arrival I was extremely impressed to see that the restuarant was almost full, with local families and couples of all ages. The food was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we walked through the door by the bar staff and the front of house team. It has been mentioned in previous reviews, but for the chef to come out and take time to actually ask for feed back (stuffing!!!!) and make sure everything was acceptable to us is a small touch but one that is extremely important in these days where as customers we are last to be asked our opinions. As for the bar area being overun with local youths......not the case when we were there. I look forward to my next visit. We need to keep local pubs alive and the only way we can do that is to support them and the people behind them. My parents have both been back on many times since and are still extremely pleased with it, trust me they are hard people to please! I live in an area where the 'local' died out many years ago and is run by uniform wearing people with name badges.......this is not the way forward.

Keep it real, keep it local.
alexcharltonman - 8 Jan 2009 12:18
New to the area and this has now become a regular place for lunches etc. Food is fabulous and if you like fish dishes...then you really have to go.

Landlord and Landlady are really pleasant and welcoming people...asking for feedback about the food. The Landlord/Chef makes a point of coming and asking how you enjoyed the food...which is nice.

Interesting dishes...menu changes frequently..beautifully prepared and presented....cant really recommend it enough.
slubber - 14 Nov 2008 14:56

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