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The Rudgleigh Steakhouse, Bristol

Martcombe Road
Postal town: Bristol
BS20 0QD

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E TA left this review about The Rudgleigh Steakhouse

The layout is still much as described below, plus there is a car park by the roadside and a lawned garden at the back, incongruously flying Tribute umbrellas though there is none of that beer available. The only ale available was Doombar, which wasn’t on great form but was drinkable and probably fine to have with a steak. There is other food on offer, mainly a few pub standards. Oddly, Friday night is Steak Night – which presumably means they only sell steak. Fine to stop for lunch, it was what it is, no pretence and no fuss. The staff are pleasant, it’s easy to get to, but I’m not sure I’d make a night of it.

On 20th August 2019 - rating: 5
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about Rudgleigh Inn

Since my last visit this has been re branded as a Steakhouse. Evening opening hours appear to have possibly been reduced since my last visit given it's remote location despite being just off a motorway junction for passing and local trade to make it worth while to stay open till normal closing time of 11pm.

There remains the split of the main area upon entry being set out for diners with a the small second area around the bar being more suited to drinkers. There is a further area just off here that was laid up for diners.

On 24th July 2015 - no rating submitted
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Rudgleigh Inn

A good sized pub on the main A369 and just a couple of minutes drive from J19 of the M5. The sign outside proudly proclaims “chef prepared food” whatever that means, and food certainly seems to be the major focus of the pub with every single table both in the restaurant and bar area laid up for food. This seems a little unnecessary, especially as there were only two or three other tables occupied on a recent Tuesday evening.

It looks as though it may have been recently refurbished, with carpet throughout, cream plastered walls with some wood detailing and various generic “pubby” pictures on the wall such as drawings of wine bottles as well as pictures of flowers and a few plates. There was a brick fireplace with a wood burning stove and some readers will be pleased to know there were even some twigs in vases.

There’s a pleasant garden area out at the back which overlooks the adjacent sports pitch. I’ve spent a pleasant afternoon here in the past supping a pint and watching a cricket match. Staff all seemed friendly.

The menu was extensive and consisted of several sections such as Old Favourites (ham, egg & chips, chilli con carne, all day brunch, etc.), Omelettes, Salads, Baguettes, Steaks, Pasta and so on. In addition to this there was a large specials board, and a separate specials board devoted to fish dishes. So far, so good you might think. Unfortunately the food that was delivered didn’t live up to expectations. We both chose from the specials board which made it all the more disappointing as they certainly weren’t special. My Chicken Madras was bland with no particular flavour, and not even hot. Mrs. B’s Chicken Enchiladas were similarly tasteless and disappointing. On the plus side, the portions were very generous, over generous in fact, but it’s definitely a case of quantity not quality.

Beers on tap were Gem and Doom Bar. Ciders were Addlestones, Blackthorn and Thatcher’s Gold.

On 29th June 2011 - rating: 5
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