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The Wild Duck Inn

Drakes Island, Ewen, United Kingdom, GL7 6BY
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A traditional Cotswold Inn with a rich history. Perfect for a Sunday roast or simply a pint of local beer. We're dog friendly too.

Food serving times:

Lunch: Everyday 12pm – 3pm (Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 4pm)

Supper: Sunday to Thursday 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Friday and Saturday 6pm – 10pm)

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Wild Duck Inn

A British Cotswold Inn brimming with rich history, the perfect spot for a delicious feast or simply a round of drinks in front of the roaring open fire.

We’ve worked side by side with UE Coffee, the only artisan wood-fired coffee roastery in the UK, whose Master Roasters combine their talent and experience to bring out the optimum taste, aroma and colour to create The Lucky Onion’s truly unique and sustainable house blend of beans from Brazil, Costa Rica and India. Cherish each sip at The Wild Duck or grab and go with your coffee of choice in one of our biodegradable, takeaways cups.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Food was very nice but the price of extras, some of which should be included were excessive. £4.50 for a small portion of mash potato and the same for a single veg are too much. These should have been in the price of the meal . The pub also needs a sign. It is really difficult to find. Service was good but again I do not agree with an automatic service charge (12.5%). That should be up to the guests to reward the service they receive.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

After several years of not visiting we decided to try the Wild Duck again based on recommendation. We have been advised that the new owners are working hard to establish the venue again. We had a nice time, although a little cramped with a table next to the back door which was in frequent use. THAT SAID we did only book 72 hours prior so that probably had something to do with that. Food was good, but not exceptional. A very nice wine menu although being one who purchases wine frequently it is a little expensive. I will be visiting again on an evening to sample the dinner menu. All in all, very nice, still has some way to go although it has improved greatly from several years ago.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Friend had evening meal at The Wild Duck last week and really enjoyed so we decided to try Sunday Lunch. Over the past 13 weeks we have eaten at 12 different pubs for Sunday Lunch and am afraid to say the Wild Duck was one of the least memorable. Initially we were seated next to the kitchen entrance that was not only chilly but had a very unpleasant smell, we then moved to another table that was directly below the speaker playing background music so we then had difficulty speaking to each other. One of us had pork which she really enjoyed, the other two had chicken. Both chickens were undercooked , when my wife commented on this she was offered a freshly cooked chicken to take home. Whilst this was a nice gesture we really should have said no and we should have asked for a discount or even no charge. A dinner plate with half a chicken and yorkshire pudding on is not the most attractive looking meal. The roast potatoes were very nice but the vegatables and gravy were distinctly tasteless for all of us. Our experience is a shame as most of the pubs we have been to we would return to with the odd exception. Considering the price and the discretionary 12.5% service charge that is added to the bill it is unlikely we will return. I am sure everyone tries their best to produce good meals and will not enjoy my comments but they are honest representation of our visit

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

As you will see from the rating we would definitely recommend and return to The Wild Duck. The only downside was the piped music which was too loud. We booked an early time and had a corner table for two near a speaker. The restaurant was almost empty although the bar area was not. Always a difficult one as we know others like background music but this was more than that. We were about to ask for the sound to be turned down when others arrived, spilling out from the bar and also taking up tables in the restaurant and were set for a jolly evening. All of that drowned the music somewhat. Is it necessary to have music at all?

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Lovely evening, beuatiful food - huge improvement in the quality of the food and service since i last came here a few years back. A great place for a relaxed gathering with family or friends.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 November 2018

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Very unimpressed with the staff. Had to ask bartender for straws, napkins, bowl for olives etc. Overheard our waitress telling another customer that she had the flu and a fever, obviously we didn’t want to touch anything she brought to the table. Plus the red walls give the impression of dining in Dante’s inferno.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Great place, will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Great food, wine ambience. Would recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Massive thank you for the wonderful birthday for my wife. Huge portions and wonderful food.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Amazing food and lovely staff

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Amazing food! Would definitely go back again.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Roast chicken was half a (bit lifeless) chicken on two carrots and X-large Yorkie with a shared side of undercooked cauliflower cheese and cabbage. It is supposed to come with Pigs in Blankets but mine didn't have any. I asked the waiter and was bought x1. Pig(s) in blanket(s) would suggest at least two and I shouldn't have had to ask for any considering they're one of the main ingredients. The price of £18 was also possibly the most expensive roast dinner I've had so the two certainly don't match up. I get drinks are also a specific taste but the choices of lager were limited. The locally brewed Duck Inn lager is very fruity and boarding more of an ale and the other, Staropramen, is also quite fruity so neither were to my preference. It was an unfortunate visit as the building creates a lovely setting and the staff were friendly. Shame.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Would definitely recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Easy to book the table online, the service was attentive and helpful. The food is outstanding..it looks expensive at first and then you realise that you are paying for a superior meal. All 5 of us were totally delighted with our meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

On arrival we got blanked for a good ten minutes whilst the barman was Chatting away to somebody else, Got treated totally different to every other person in the pub, maybe because we Weren’t dressed in tweed and spoke in a posh accent, every other table was given table water on arrival which we didn’t receive, not asked once if our food was okay and every other table was asked multiple times, the food was nice shame about the atmosphere and staff

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Visited On Monday, 05 November 2018

Excellent in every way. The fixed price lunch was first class, and very good value. I'll certainly come again.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Fabulous Sunday lunch here yesterday. Staff were attentive but not overbearing and the food was fantastic. Lovely buzzy atmosphere and welcoming log fires.

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Great evening, great staff. Great place.

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Slow food and expensive

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Food was good just felt that we were being rushed as had three waitresses coming over every two minutes to see if we’d funished , prefer not to be pestered Nice food and pub though

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