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The Old Fisherman

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Mill Road, Shabbington HP18 9HJ, England
+44 1844 201247
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We swung by here on a whim. It's location is lovely, on the edge of a (swollen at the moment) stream. It's lit up prettily on the outside, and is spacious yet cosy on the inside (wide walkways, a light, breezy vibe, but lots of nooks for privacy and to snuggle up for a cosy dinner). The decor is clean... More 

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2 Thank llakent
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Many thanks for for your lovely 5* review, I enjoyed reading about your visit and hope to see you again very soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My second review of this pub to say Well done again. We took advantage of the £5 Burger offer. 4 of us went and found the food and the service great. I spent a little extra and had the hog roast burger, which was tasty and filling.

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2 Thank darrenasmithmtm
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review Darren, it really was our pleasure to serve you and I'm glad that you all enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again soon to use the 33% discount card. More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what's not to like about this lovely village pub, Friendly staff, great food at a very affordable price set just on the outskirts of the village. Great place to visit all year round as has large garden & is very spacious inside, great place to visit with children, I sometimes take my grandson whom I have been taking there... More 

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2 Thank ENolan74
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We do like to hear when our guests have a great time and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly.. we are "locals" but regardless, Richard treats EVERY person through the door as his own customer! We are away on holiday for Christmas and my sister and her fiancé had a fabulous Christmas lunch here today with my (very critical mother!) Thanks SO much Xxx

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2 Thank Megan S
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Megan, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm very glad that we could offer you peace of mind for your family dining with us on Christmas Day. See you on your return. More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the area visiting a friend and has some time to kill so, I returned to The Old Fisherman for a drink and a snack. The staff were very warm and welcoming and I felt very comfortable to relax and have a drink. I had the nachos and they were tasty and just right as a light bite.... More 

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1 Thank Shona S
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Many thanks for your 5* review of The Old Fisherman, I'm so pleased that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Merry Christmas More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Things went wrong with the food and then the response of the staff just made matters worse. A beef pie was served that was completely cold in the centre, after one meal had already been returned with rock hard vegetables. We were told that it would be 20 minutes for another pie and offered another choice. The quality of the... More 

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Thank PoppyReview
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to read of your dissatisfaction Poppy and would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss your experience with you. Please PM me your contact details so I may do so. More 

Berkhamsted
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Good food in a lovely setting with welcoming staff, a lovely place to enjoy a meal, within a quiet dining room

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1 Thank Maggie S
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words about The Old Fisherman, I'm very pleased to read that you enjoy our little pub. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Fisherman Pub is a great place to take any age group for a meal or just a drink . Good quality food with Real Ale on tap to wash it down and also a Curry evening special on thursdays . The river location also makes it a special place to visit.

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1 Thank hammer2fall
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the Old Fisherman, it's great to hear when our guests have had a great time. In addition to our usual programme of events we currently have a game festival available until 27th November. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Met up with some friends for a few drinks, sat by the beautiful fire having a good catch up and plenty of laughs. Such a beautiful warm, welcoming village pub. Staff are always friendly and so happy to help with anything you need. Already planning the next catch up.

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Thank 1992Phoebe
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm words, fantastic to hear you love The Old Fisherman so much. More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We came to The Old Fisherman for a meal, whilst I was visiting a friend in the area. The food was good, not outstanding but, tasty and good value for money. The staff were all very friendly and warm and provided excellent customer service. I felt at ease and comfortable. There was a lovely atmosphere and it would make me... More 

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1 Thank Shona S
Richard W, General Manager at The Old Fisherman, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us Shona. I'm really pleased that the team displayed their best qualities. I hope that your next visit is enough to give us 5 stars. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Road, Shabbington HP18 9HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Shabbington
  • Phone Number: +44 1844 201247

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?