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Weathercock Inn, Milton Keynes

Station Road
Woburn Sands
Postal town: Milton Keynes
MK17 8SH
Phone: 01908586889
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Weathercock Inn

Recently re-opened after being closed for several weeks for a refurbishment, this is a traditional looking pub on the outskirts of Woburn Sands with plenty of picnic benches and umbrellas in a garden at the front of the pub as well as a small garden at the rear adjacent to the car park.

Inside it’s got a fairly typical interior that has been renovated in a “traditional” style, so a few “old” oak posts and beams dotted around and a smattering of exposed brickwork, along with a display cases containing a number of antique items such as a typewriter and a sewing machine. The flooring is predominantly dark laminate with a few rugs as well. There is a small bar to the left which had a plasma on the wall displaying a sports channel and a fireplace below it. The paintwork was predominantly the usual shade of gastro-pub khaki green with contrasting maroon and wood panelling elsewhere. The main bar area was a reasonable size and also had a fire-place to the one side, although I suspect this may well have been decorative rather than functional. A small snug at the rear had a couple of large posters on the wall and a brick fireplace with a wood burning stove.

The menu had something of an American theme so offered dishes such as Barbeque Ribs, Southern Fried Steak, Chilli Chilli Bang Bang and even an Alligator Burger on the specials board and these were mostly priced in the £10 - £15 price range. Continuing the American theme, the menu also said that they “proudly brew” Starbucks coffee which didn’t necessarily strike me as something positive, but I suppose it make a change from a number of pubs that I’ve seen recently that are proudly brewing Costa coffee. My Teriyaki Pacific Salmon on a bed of American Wild Rice was pleasant enough, although too salty for my taste. At £12.95 I thought it was over-priced by about a fiver.

Beers on tap were rather uninspiring being entirely from the Greene King stable with their IPA, Abbott Ale and Old Speckled Hen. On the plus side they had Thatcher’s Gold cider which makes a very pleasant change from the rubbish you generally get in GK pubs. Somewhat unusually, bills below £50 have to be paid in cash. I’ve seen £5 or £10 limits elsewhere, but never anything like that. There is however a free cash machine on site.

On 29th August 2013 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Woburn Sands, 0.25 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Aspley Guise, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Bow Brickhill, 2.56 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Weathercock Inn, Woburn Sands
23rd Feb 2016, 16:06
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved
 
23rd Feb 2016, 14:13
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 August 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 August 2013 by Blackthorn _
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