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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 Sunday, 10 February 2019

All in all a great experience. Lovely Virgin Mary upon arrival, followed by delicious food. Friendly service and not rushed.... Very busy Sunday lunch service but to no detriment of either food or service.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 February 2019

Lovely pub, good food, very good service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Food was good although i wouldnt use ciabatta for a burger bun again and the setting was lovely

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Fantastic sunday lunch!!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Very attentive service and lovely open fire

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

A very pleasant experience. Cosy atmosphere, friendly efficient staff and delicious food.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

Lovely place to relax with a bottled on wind and good food.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

I came here after a colleague recommended it to me. My boyfriend and I had the best dinner we’ve had in a long time! Wonderful atmosphere and interiors. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Lovely evening. Would defiantly recommend it.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Unfortunately the service really lets the Lucky onion chain down in my experience. Staff came across quite aloof.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Lovely family gathering to celebrate our daughter's 18th birthday. Staff were very helpful and provided a perfect Sunday family lunch! Great food in lovely Cotswold setting. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day! Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Wonderful Cotswold Sunday

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

We visited on from friends and feedback online, as part of a celebratory lunch courtesy of my parents following my recent marriage. The service was less than average as the waitress appeared distracted by her colleagues rather than focussing on helping her customers. My Father ordered the steak (medium rare), having seen the meat in the fridge behind the bar and reading theory provided within the menu. Sadly his steak was less than ‘good’, it arrived rare and he couldn’t manage to finish it, as half way through the meat become very ‘rubbery’ and quite frankly, exhausting to chew, he therefore took it home for the dog! The waitress returned to clear our plates and failed to ask or show interest as to whether we had enjoyed our meal or not. My Mother therefore mentioned the issue with the steak, however she failed to show any concern or offer any sort of apology. When she later returned to our table, my Father mentioned it again and she kindly confirmed she would pass the information on. Following dessert, we asked for the bill which was almost thrown onto our table by the waitress who was looking back to, and chatting to her colleagues, again showing no interest in her customers. We probably wouldn’t visit again based on our experience, with the exption of the steak the food was good but the service really let you down this time. We possibly wouldn’t have minded quite so much, but you were not busy and staff did not seem under pressure, having time to gather for discussion.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

wonderful sunday roast - very welcoming and friendly staff + good parking

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Very good steaks, simply served and well cooked

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

I was very disappointed on Christmas day for several reasons. For £95 a head, we certainly did not get the food and service you would expect for that price. The champagne arrived 10 minutes after we sat down at our table. The canipes were ok, but I noticed we had been given a lot less than what smaller parties had been given. The starter was good. The main Turkey/Goose course was different from what arrived (Turkey/Duck). The turkey was dry but thnakfully I like duck. There was also no bread sauce of which was on the menu. The desert was nice but was missing the custard! The waiter forgot to offer us the cheese course. After all of this we were then provided with a bill for service charge in excess of £40. Overall a poor show!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

We have frequented the Wild Duck for years for special occasions. It rarely lets us down. This visit was a late new year celebration and in all respects it was excellent. A word on the mussels we had as a starter....quite exceptional. My rib eye steak was cooked to perfection, my wife had the lemon sole.....also tasty but a note on the menu telling her it was fish with the bone still in would have been nice. Great job by the staff and management. Lots of upgrades in progress, best of luck we will be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Great meal which all our party, young and old, enjoyed. The steaks, the wine, and the fire place...all we’re fabulous! Would definitely recommend.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Fabulous NYE in your private dining room. Thank you!

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

The meal was lovely and a good atmosphere, we were slightly confused by the service charge when the final bill for drinks was presented as this had not been mentioned when we booked and paid for the meal in advance. It was at our discretion but the waitress was not sure about this. The manager clarified it. One of our guests was unable to attend due to ill health which we emailed about when we knew. Just wondered if any refund would be offered ? regards

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

This is our second time at the Wild Duck and whilst it was nice, I wouldn’t rush back. The food was nice, I had the duck to start which was delicious. I wanted to order the fish and chips but this was sold out which is fine so ordered the lemon sole. This was okay, not overly warm and was a little over cooked. I would have advised our waitress of this but no one asked how our food was and not once throughout our meal were we asked if we’d like any more drinks. As I said, nice enough but wouldn’t rush back.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Always a great meal thanks again

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Always a warm atmosphere and delicious dining experience.

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

The burger was much smaller than expected, the liver & bacon was fine but pricey, the cote du boeuf was not cooked medium rare as requested but arrived blue and the fat was not, therefore, melted. We did not send it back as we didn’t want to upset the tables timings with other guests food. The small side order of mashed potato was very expensive. The vegetarian options were tasty but a very limited selection. The table was very dark and needs illuminating. Overall disappointingly expensive.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

A very good dining experience, great friendly staff and fantastic service throughout.

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