Tuesday to Saturday
12:00 to 15:00 & 18:00 to 23:00
Tuesday to Saturday
- Disabled Access
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Reservoir Inn
Welcome to the Reservoir Inn
The Reservoir Inn is a warm friendly pub serving delicious food in the charming village of Thornton, on the edge of the National Forest, and just a stone's throw from the circular reservoir walk around the beautiful Thornton Reservoir.
Owners Alan Morgan and Steve Bazeley will always make sure a warm welcome awaits with truly hearty menus for refuelling pre/post reservoir walk, an excellent selection of beverages and a friendly welcoming team.
Originally The Bulls Head and also The Tipsy Fisherman, The Reservoir Inn has been re-branded in line with its ongoing support of Thornton Reservoir and many linked activities.
We had a very pleasant evening in the reservoir on Saturday. Service was excellent and food was good and reasonably priced.
I ordered the Goan fish curry, when it arrived I was surprised to see the whole whitebait. Having had Goan fish curry elsewhere and making it myself it was not something I expected. It did put me off but also it wasn't creamy and didn't seem to be what was described on the menu. The staff were excellent and noticed I hadn't eaten my meal and offered me a replacement which I declined. They then reduced the price of the meal because I hadn't eaten it. I didn't expect that and it was a pleasant surprise. It hasn't put me off coming again. I have been many times before and always had a fabulous meal
A delicious lunch delivered by friendly and attentive staff. First visit and will definitely come again :-)
We were made to feel very welcome and the staff were wonderful! Very good food, the fish pie was delicious and relaxed comfortable atmosphere. We definitely will return and always good to know we have found another dog friendly pub. A little gem!
Yet again we had a great Sunday lunch at the Reservoir Inn good service great food and friendly staff and we’ll definitely be back soon. Thanks everyone for making it a great time
Great Sunday lunch. Jenny
Great meal as always. Had the Southern Fried Chicken as recommended by my wife. Cheese cake was spot on also. Really friendly service and I’ll be back.
Lovely smiling welcome when we arrived, excellent friendly service & great food, we'll be back! Thankyou
Great way to spend our first wedding anniversary, they even created a special pudding for one of our guests with a number of allergies , would highly recommend and will visit again
Asked for rare steak but it was only medium otherwise all good.
. Quaity of food and taste very good Service was very slow and disjointed but you kindly acknowledged that without us having to say, and gave complementary items that was great fully received Thank you
I was pleased to find that the Reservoir Inn allows dogs to accompany their owners in a separate dining area to the main restaurant. The service was very good as were the staff and the food. I thought just a little over priced for the type of restaurant.
Lovely food and fast service.
As always a wonderful meal and ourstanding service from all the friendly staff. See you all soon. Thanks Wendy Holmes
The meals were all brought out at different times so we didn't all eat together.The vegetables served with the Sunday lunches were boiled cabbage and carrots which were very disappointing. The desserts were quite tasteless with the exception of the apple crumble. The chef would not serve custard with the desserts as he said it was too much messing about making home made custard and he apparently refused to serve anything other than home made food!! The cheese and biscuits were very nice though with a good selection of cheeses. We have eaten here before in the bar area and the food was excellent and the service was a lot better.
Very nice thanks.
We visited The Reservoir Inn on Saturday 17/03/2018 with friends who were staying with us over the weekend. This was our third visit and again did not disappoint. The food as always was delicious and the service also excellent with no pressure to hurry our meal. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone
Very accommodating for a large party at short notice
Food and Service were excellent as usual and is a perfect venue for an occasion. Thank you Asia for looking after us on the day.
Quiet night for the inn which meant not much atmosphere but the great food and service made up for it. Loved the pub quiz cards on the table.
Food lovely, staff great service and very attentive despite being very busy with lots of covers would definitely recommend and we will be back
We had a fantastic mother’s day meal. The food and service were outstanding. We’ll be back very soon. Thank you
Pudding menu a little limited otherwise a lovely Saturday evening meal for four Thank you Nick
Great food but evening spoilt by lack of heating which entailed us and other tables keeping coats on whist dining, hardly a warm welcome as advertised!