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The Nut and Squirrel, Westcroft - pub details

Address: Barnsdale Drive, Westcroft, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK4 4DD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8426) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Milton Keynes Central (2.4 miles), Bletchley (2.7 miles), Fenny Stratford (3.6 miles)

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A relatively modern pub in the corner of a supermarket car park, it lacks much in the way of any character but is nonetheless pleasant enough and includes a few picnic tables on a patio at the front as well as a covered smoking area.

Once inside the corporate look continues, and although this pub is part of the Ember Inn chain it might just as well be a Premier Inn or a Brewers Fayre. That’s not to say that there’s anything at all wrong with it though, it is what it is. Paintwork is a mix of burnt orange and grey with some pale brown wood panelling. Flooring is mostly carpet with a few tiles around the bar, and there was a gas fire burning away. The main bar area is at the front of the pub, with a restaurant off to the left. To the right is a slightly cosier area with some leather bench seating and wallpaper. Staff seemed friendly enough, and it was only really let down by some rather rowdy guys at the bar who seemed a little out of place in such a family orientated/dining establishment.

The food menu was extensive and consisted of a number of options divided in to sections such as burgers, pub classics, fish, chargrill, etc. Most of the main courses were somewhere around £8 or so, although many were also available as part of a “2 courses for £9.95” deal. My Chargrilled Salmon with Chowder Sauce was a generous portion, although not quite as tasty as I had hoped and the advertised “mixed green vegetables” consisted solely of beans. Together with a Millionaire Chocolate Brownie though, this was good value and I would happily return to try something else.

The most surprising aspect of this pub though was the beer choice, with no less than ten pumps on the bar and all but one being available whilst the other one was apparently just settling. Many of these were quite unusual, and tasting notes were helpfully provided on the tables. The range consisted of Roosters 41° South, Adnams Southwold, Adnams Explorer, London Pride, Stewart Zymic, Exmoor Ale, Downton Chocolate Orange Delight, Whitstable Bay, Lancaster Blueberry Ale and Sunny Republic’s Huna Red. After that lot, the cider choice was somewhat disappointing with just Strongbow and Aspall’s Suffolk.
Blackthorn - 29 Jan 2014 08:04
Does anyone remember Colin & Marion running this pub? I used to work for them years ago. Would be nice to get in touch.
robhealy - 7 Jan 2013 20:45
There is a good selection of real ales on that are kept well. usually 4-8 on pump.
Staff are so-so; depends on who you get; some seem more interested in their conversation than serving you others are very knowledgeable and are always happy to recommend one of the guest ales if you can't make your mind up.
Since the last re-fit, where they split the pub into a bar and "dining room" the drinking area is always quite crowded, which can make it quite noisy. Oh, and now they lets kids in, which is a shame...
drunkenstarfish - 21 Feb 2011 15:14
yeah a good boozer, id certainly go there again, ideal if you fancy a swift half whilst the other half does the grocerys. As a previous poster said , its a bit souless, but definately worh a visit, its out the way a bit from the main hustle and bustle of everday regular pubs, but beer is superb, Ales are worth visiting for alone.
Daveyboy230878 - 13 Mar 2007 09:39
anonymous - 22 Feb 2007 18:48

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