Love this place. Being a celiac it’s often hard to find places that cater for my needs but menu has a good selection. I went for a delicious tuna nicoise and also got an equally tasty pudding (lovely fruit salad with sorbet). I went with a party of 8 and we all commented on how friendly the staff were to us (they managed to find us a table on very short notice on a busy Sunday.) The staff went above and beyond for our party and we will be returning very soon.
I ate there last night. They said that the two for one deal was not on in December so I had to pay the full price even though it's advertised on Sugarvine. Bit of a swizz. Also the food was not great - chips overcooked, fish over-battered ! I gather they have now been taken over by Holts so hopefully things will improve. It also smells of dogs.
Very disappointed with the Jockey, poor food, bad service and no apology from management or the perma tanned owner. AVOID!
I ama little baffled by the positive reviews of the Horse and Jockey. I have eaten here twice (not sure why I returned for food) and the food really wasnt good - pretty tasteless. Also, the bill themselves as vegetarian friendly however when I visited once they did not have a single vegetarian sandwich and where unable to even offer a cheese sandwich!
Further the service is painstakingly slow. I just dont understand why they continually fail on this. I think they need to employ more staff and staff with experience of working behind a busy bar. Nobody ever has a sense of urgency about them no matter how many people are queuing at the bar. Its such a shame because the venue is lovely. This place has so much potential it just lets go to waste.
Had Sunday lunch in the jockey a couple of times recently and hasn't been that great personally. ordered the 'sirloin' at £5 extra and it was 3 very thin pieces of sirloin which had no chance of being done rare as asked. definitely not worth the extra.
Beer is very good in there but found the Sunday lunch not that great personally. not enough gravy either!
was very disappointed, food is overpriced and did not come up to
the standard i expected.
To be honest, the pub is soulless, full of 30-40 somethings, full of themselves, with kids and grand parents in tow. The food is mediocre, the real ale not very well kept and the service poor
LOVE the horse and jockey really would recommend. Good British pub food at good value for money.
Was really pleased that the Horse and Jockey got refurbished and started doing food. The refurb job is lovely - they've turned a dingy pub into a nice, bright restaurant/bar.
Service is a BIG problem though. When dining with a vegetarian friend the veggie caesar salad came with large slices of anchovy on it. It was sent back and replaced with a supposedly fish free one. After a mouthful my horrified friend insisted she could taste anchovy and when we queried with the same waiter who'd replaced the first plate, he casually replied with a shrug that the chef puts finely chopped anchovy into the dressing. He offered to replace the food with a different meal (but not for free) but couldn't even be bothered to apologise for the mistake. For a restaurant that's supposedly very veggie friendly (they even have vegan dishes on the menu) it was a disgrace. I was hugely embarrassed that I'd taken my friend there. I was so appalled by the service that I will never eat at this restaurant again and I would strongly advise any vegetarian or vegan customers to think twice before dining there.
Just had Sunday Lunch at the Horse & Jockey while over from Middlesbrough to visit our daughters - no mashed potatoes, but the other veggies more than made up for it, and it was one of the best Sunday lunches out that we've ever had. Nice surroundings and friendly staff too - will definitely go again!