The Winery

Manor Drive, Burton upon Trent, Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom, DE14 3RW
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Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight, Sun 11am-10.30pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Seating Area
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About The Winery

Five different dining areas all with their own unique character and ambience – from intimate booths for two, grand boardroom seating for 22 to a sit down meal for 72 the possibilities are endless…

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

We have been to the winery many times over the years but this is the first time since it has changed to a fish/oyster/steak place. To say we were disappointed would be an understatement. The service was poor, we had to ask to order for literally every course, and then for the bill. No one asked us for drinks orders during the meal and no one followed up with ‘is everything ok’ which might have been an opportunity to request further drinks. The portion sizes have got smaller and the worse thing is the large fridge in the foyer which hangs dead meat. One of our guests was vegetarian and was absolutely appalled. There used to be a little seating area which has now been changed to this industrial fridge which has meat hanging on display. I am not a vegetarian but I thought this was insensitive and unnecessary. I don’t think we will be going back for a while

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

The place was a disgraceful mess with all the tables in the bar and outside piled high with dirty glasses and brimming ashtrays. Lots of drunk shouting. Very slow service. Complete absence of any management. Cocktails served sloppily. Waiting staff extremely young obviously overworked. Never going there again.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

The menu was limited in comparison to the previous version it seems dumb down but still same prices when you had quality food quality service the winery always had kudos it was the place you could always rely on. I was deeply disappointed with my experience last night to say the least I have loved the winery for several years but I can’t say I will be rushing back to visit any time soon

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Good friendly service (Olly). Enjoyed the food, but definitely a notch down from previously. Atmosphere more rowdy than previously, and less peaceful. Found general hygene down a few notches, lots of empy glasses around and toilets not clean. Food and drink quality not as good as previously, but prices remain the same.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Drinks were very slow when ordered from our table. I had to ask where they were. Food was excellent though.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Not eaten here for some time, we’re regulars at The Dial and The Swan @ Walton but thought we’d give you a try. The cocktails were great, setting lovely, service was good and the food well cooked. All four of us opted for the lamb and that is where the praise ends I’m afraid. To say we were disappointed with the portion size is an understatement. Two very small (a little fatty) lamb cutlets with a smattering of potatoes and a few spring vegetables. We finished our main course in about 5 minutes and were honestly still hungry, I don’t think I’ve ever left a restaurant hungry before! I still cannot get over how little the main course was and I’m not a massive eater, I honestly thought the kitchen had run out but the waiter assured us that this was standard when we queried it. We were out celebrating our daughters 20th birthday but we were so disappointed with our meal, feeling completely ripped off, we didn’t even want to see the pudding menu, I honestly felt so disappointed with my decision to give you a try, I just wanted to leave. I do hope you take these comments on board, this is a lovely venue, drinks were lovely, service was good and the menu prices are pretty standard however, the portion sizes we experienced are not. Prices are almost identical at both The Swan and The Dial but the value for money there is far greater, never had a bad meal or disappointing experience at either one. I can’t comment on other dishes on offer at The Winery as we all ordered the same dish (we love lamb)! So very disappointed with our experience and will not be back.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

We have been eating and drinking here for 6 years and the old/new owners have definitely broadened the menu. The atmosphere and service is alway brilliant but we did feel that the portion sizes have shrunk a little. Saying that, we will defo be back with friends and family 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We attended for my Mums 70th birthday which I arranged with several members of the Winery team, they were just Amazing and supportive in arranging this dinner party. Any queries/ concerns I had the team reassured me with ideas and directions in making this a truly wonderful day. I can't wait to plan the next Party at The Winery. thank you very much and see you soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Too much fish on the menu. Slow service even though the restaurant was empty.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

I had eaten the same food on the 11-06-19 and if I was rating that meal & evening it would have been 5stars all the way. However, this occasion my sticky ribs were far from sticky rather dry, My sea bass was perfect however the Goan curry was also dry as over cooked. To end on a good note- We did have oysters which were perfect. I felt that this was a very busy evening & perhaps the kitchen took their eye off the ball, unlike the serving staff who were clearly extremely busy but very attentive, well done your serving staff were excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Lovely meal, fab service, great choice!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Sunday lunch menu. The food was bland, the vegetables needed browning so they didn’t have a pale boiled look, try a few herbs to lift them. The patty of stuffing the size of a small biscuit was not generous. Overall it was disappointing we’ve had better else where and won’t eat here on a Sunday again.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Service was very slow. Had to ask to have order taken and for the bill. Very hard to attract staffs attention. Even though there was clearly 4 of us only three starters were taken , and even after realising one was missing, one main course was missing. Veg was very buttery and predominantly parsnip , which is hardly seasonal

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Fabulous evening to celebrate my sister in law 60th birthday. Fantastic food, wine and ombience.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Third time we’ve been, have to admit this time was fairly disappointing considering how excellent it was before, food selection good, however our order was wrong leading to two mains arriving late, the teriyaki salmon came with the wrong accompaniments and then the bill included about £30 of alcohol we hadn’t ordered. Having praised the winery before going to some of our party who hadn’t been before this was obviously quite frustrating, however we will likely return in the future to try again.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

We came for the first time last night since it had changed, wasn’t impressed, service was slow, 20 minutes late to table, yet wasn’t busy, a while for waitress to come over. Food was ok, but not as nice as before.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

A lovely evening. Excellent choices in the allergen menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Poor service no abysmal service bar area no atmosphere and lacking the buzz and social experience that used to be part of dining at the winery. Food too expensive for this type of establishment compared to others in the Burton area. We had our golden wedding party in 2018 and that was superb from start to finish you have a lot too live up to and without substantial changes to the current state will not be diining here again and will advise others of the experiences.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

New to the area, you were recommended to us.It is hard to remember when we have had such an enjoyable evening. From the moment we walked through the door until the moment we left we were made to feel very special by everyone who looked after us. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was fantastic. We all chose a different dish and were all unanimous with our praise. Well done everyone. Keep up the good work.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Enjoyable afternoon visit with friends.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Super experience Food was very fresh and tasty Service - brilliant

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Service was very good, all staff were very friendly. Steak was delicious. Great wine, liquor coffee was perfect. Can't fault anything. Sat for coffee in the beautiful sunny garden.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Excellent meal, friendly and efficient staff, was looking forward to the Eton mess but it's no longer on the menu 😢 Chris vesey

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Always a fantastic dining experience at The Winery, cannot fault the food or the service! One of our favourite places to go, they are also a fantastic wedding venue. We got married here in 2012!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The Winery has always been one of our favourite venues for entertaining friends and family, in Burton and so it was here we chose, not having visited for over a year. I’m submitting this review as I want it to help the new owners return the Winery to its previously higher standards. The new signage outside the front entrance, whilst very contemporary, does not reflect the historical importance of the building - l’m afraid it just isn’t appropriate. Inside, other changes weren’t to my liking. Having been a vegetarian for two decades previously, the sight of the (cured?) meat, displayed in 2 refrigerators in the entrance, did nothing for me at all. Why? It looked as though it had been there longer than it should, at that point. It was neither attractive, artistic or at all appetising. The decorated wall of greenery, opposite, was much more attractive and unusual and would have decorated the same space much better. So, into the bar for a pre-dinner drink. Do you do a Whisky Sour? Sorry, no. It’s been taken off the menu. Having settled for alternatives, we settled down to await the arrival of our guest. This was when we noticed the latest addition, the oyster bar. This consists of a large commercial chiller display, similar to those seen in any local cafe. Although the contents were oysters and a selection of other seafoods, it looked totally out of place in that beautiful, vaulted ceiling room. It made it feel like a cafe. When our guest arrived, we went to sit outside and admire the beautiful gardens in the last of the evening sunshine. Although we had asked for menus at the bar, we were still waiting. Later, when asked if we were ready to come in, I replied that we were still waiting for the menus, in order to make our choices. Finally, they arrived and once seated, at our table, we gave our order. As we weren’t offered the wine list at this time, we had to wait until we could attract a waitresses attention, in order to order some wine. Our meals were all cooked to perfection and the quality of the meats were without fault. Accompanying vegetables, also excellent, just not quite enough of the ‘jus’ that accompanied the lamb. We asked for a cheeseboard to share and two coffees. The coffee arrived, but still no cheese. Half an hour later, having finished our coffees, we reminded the waitress that we were still waiting. She immediately apologised, saying it was her fault as she’d forgotten, probably due to working three shifts. The cheeseboard was akin to what I’ve enjoyed there previously, but with a smaller selection of cheeses and I did miss one of my favourite things, the frozen grapes as opposed to the usual, fresh. It’s the little things that make the difference, such as the beautiful flowers on each outside table. That was nice. The cured meat and the oyster bar, were not. Although the service appears to have gone down several notches to what we are used to at this venue, I am writing this because I genuinely want you to succeed and retain the reputation you previously had. Visit Netherstowe House in Lichfield and see how they’ve embraced the character of their historic building, along with an excellent menu and drinks list, coupled with an extremely high standard of service. I hope our next visit will be better.

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