The Little Brown Jug
It was our first visit and were pleasantly surprised how spacious it was. The service was good, the food excellent and the staff really friendly. The slight issue we had was the wait between courses but when the food was that good who cares. I would recommend the little brown jug to my family and friends without a doubt. We will be visiting again in the not to distant future.
A nice cheery greeting on arrival and we were shown straight to our table. A very busy Sunday lunchtime didn’t spoil the atmosphere of a great looking restaurant with its old quirky furniture and beams. We were given both the specials and main menu and being a Sunday we all opted for the roasts. One beef and two mixed roasts comprising of beef pork and chicken all accompanied on the plate by huge Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and the two sharing dishes of green vegetables, mash and cauliflower. The portions were huge, very well cooked and hot. Whilst waiting for them to arrive we had the breads and olive oil as starters and again the portions were big. The staff were very attentive and regularly checked in with us despite being very busy with lots of customers to attend to. Topped off by equally large desserts cheesecake, spotted dick and parfait, all completing the meal well.
A birthday meal to remember, great food, great service in a lovely location at a very reasonable cost £120 for 3 adult. Amazing !! Thank you to the staff at Little Brown Jug
Nice range of food,friendly staff and quick service.
Wonderful, friendly restaurant and pub, great food, great service and good value. Best fish and chips in the world!
TLBJ is my mum's favourite and she usually goes mid-week for lunch. She took me and my husband for an anniversary lunch at 1pm on a Sunday. Unfortunately we were sat at the back which was dark and noisy as it was next to kitchen doors and we were told that it was too full to be moved (although when we left there were still empty tables available but we understood). Saying that, it is a charming place to dine (so if you book ask not to be placed by the kitchen!). My roast pork was delicious, the roast potatoes were not. Veg was okay, cauliflower cheese was bland. So a little disappointed with the experience but I would give it another go.
Good service but food a bit disappointing, especially the vegan burgers.
We waited for an hour for starters and then an hour for mains for 6 people.
Food was not good standard and had to send back also.
Food is good but the service was very slow and as it was really empty that was disappointing.
We had 2 different waitresses for 2 people. One left after saying she’d bring the bill with out bringing the bill. Had to go to the bar and ask to order drinks after sitting and waiting for ages. Asked for water at the table it never came.
I love this pub and it won’t stop me from coming back but not great impression on my friend who’d never been before.
Great place to meet, dine and catch up! So pleased we live close!!
Good food, the fish and chips are second to none. Great deserts too. Weekdays ample parking. good country views. We have bee several times and will be going back. Thank you.
Have always for the last 3 years celebrated special family occasions. The food is lovely. We always have an enjoyable time.
Booked for an early lunch. Food came quickly, our waitress was very efficient and friendly and the food was delicious.
Went for an evening meal on a Saturday evening 2 adults and 3 children. It was nice that the restaurant was happy to do smaller versions of the children’s menu so the 2 younger ones had a nic3 meal. -Lenny of serving staff.
Food was excellent. Menu offered a good choice.
Staff were all lovely.
This is my favourite local place to eat.
Great pub, food choice and service - we will be back!
So accommodating and friendly! Brought a friend there visiting from aus and the staff couldn’t have been nicer!
Beautiful pub and beer garden with a great selection of drinks. The food was not as good as it used to be in my opinion. The batter on fish and chips (and vegan version) quite oily tasting and the prices are quite high for some options (eg omlette and mac n cheese). That said, it's a beautiful setting and can't beat it when sun shines!
Very nice meal, good food and wide variety of choice on the menu. Service was also great. Definitely one of our favourite places to eat
This is the second time we’ve been to the Little Brown Jug (last time was for dinner).
The food was nice but service was incredibly slow (even to be shown to our table) We then had food brought to our table, then taken away again as it wasn’t in fact ours.
Food was nice but was quite cold. Just didn’t feel restaurant was busy enough to warrant such slow service so probably wouldn’t go again.
Staff were all friendly and polite though.
The food was great but the service was so slow. We’d have stayed for dessert if the mains hadn’t taken so long
We visited on a fairly warm evening so the retaurant was more or less empty but the garden was overflowing (bit noisy). However, the food was very good and we will be happy to return in the future.
Very pleasant Saturday afternoon spent at the pub. Relaxed atmosphere, pleasant staff and good food. All very enjoyable.
Having enjoyed good meals at this pub years ago we visited for a birthday meal recently and had a disappointing meal unfortunately. Ordered the chicken Caesar salad which was full of skin, fat and gristle. Children’s meals were fine but other adult meals weren’t great either. Hadn’t catered for the good weather either as cider on tap had run out. Sad as it’s a lovely pub with a nice large garden and good little playground for the children. The staff did reduce the bill accordingly so that was something, but using better quality meat in the dish would have been better.
Fantastic pub, great food... visit on a regular basis...staff are friendly and can't do enough for you... highly recommend
We visited LBJ on Friday eve and although it wasn’t overly busy probably half full, the service was quite slow particularly for the mains. We do like the position of the restaurant and I think more could be made of it to give it a little more ambience. We previously visited on a Sunday which was busy, that was also slow. Perhaps the kitchen needs to possibly be a little more prepared for the more popular orders therefore freeing up time for the lesser popular. We have visited other whiting & hammond pubs without the long delays.
Overall though pretty good.
The food took 45 mins to arrive but was understandable as it was extremely busy, which goes to show how popular the food and bar is. I had a roast which was delicious and very good value for money, I have a big appetite but struggled to finish.
The service was great and very attentive even during such a busy time. Beautiful setting and well kept place, will definitely be returning and recommending to friends.
Thanks to all at The Little Brown Jug. 🤗
The best roast dinner ive had in a long time, plus a lovely garden with a play area for kids.
Fantastic pub in a lovely location - food was soooo tasty , very very good selection , we always eat in this chain of pubs and they’re always consistently brilliant! I think the price is the only down side - it’s expensive but hey as a treat it’s worth it!
Go for the fish and chips - you won’t be sorry it was the crispiest yet lightest batter!
Excellent friendly service, good food. Perfect for a family lunch.
The Little Brown Jug is a nice little pub but unfortunately the kitchen let us down on the vegan fish and chips. Their suppliers had given them a very poor standard of banana blossom and once it was battered, there was nothing but, well, batter. They were very good in offering to replace the dish and taking it off the menu, but it does beg the question of whether the shipment should have been accepted in the first place. It's not a cheap place. The table was in the bar and a bit noisy on a Saturday night. The sister restaurant The Chaser is a lot better.
One of the best meals we have had in this area .
Excellent service and good quality food.
Will be going back soon .
Good, traditional pub food in a nice atmosphere and very friendly service
Food normally very good but had the fish and chips and it left behind a yellow oil on my plate and the skin quite soggy
The service was sporadic although the staff were very pleasant. The wine and water arrived after the starters having reminded them several times. The food was pretty poor to average overall. 'The worst pie I've ever eaten' was my fathers remark to the waitress as his full plate was cleared - who chose to ignore it. My fish and chips were ok.
The Coq-au-vin was served in a 'dog bowl' type tin dish which was not easy to eat out of using a knife and fork.
The pub was busy and very noisy. Not good for elderly people and certainly not a special occasion.
Marked down because the fish ordered by5 people was not available. The table was so sticky the napkin stuck to it. The salt & pepper pots had no screws, no one was available l had to hunt around for some. My food was served later than the other 7 people. Not a good experience☹️.
Food was of poor quality and service was extremely slow and it wasn’t particularly busy. I won’t be returning. The Rose and Crown in this group is far better.
Food was quite tasteless, roasted potatoes unseasoned, yorkshire pudding like polystyrene.
Table was not cleared of empty glasses even though they were in the way and the waitress walked away with an empty tray. Menus were incomplete and had to go searching for the specials menu.
Waited over an hour for our food which wouldn't have been so bad if the food had been great but it was sadly lacking. Really disappointed :(
The food was fantastic and they were very child friendly, even having childrens cutlery. I would suggest child friendly plates to eat from though, as my young childs food was delivered on a very hot dish from the oven. However it was delicious
Great venue, really friendly, helpful staff but would appreciate more vegetarian options