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Eager Poet, Milton Keynes

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2 Tower Crescent
Neath Hill
Postal town: Milton Keynes
MK14 6JY
Phone: 01908607208
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Greene King

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Eager Poet

An unremarkable looking, modern estate pub like many built in the suburbs of Milton Keynes it sits in the local centre surrounded by a small supermarket and a couple of takeaways. There is some landscaping at the front and a few picnic benches, although the noise from the main road makes it a less than relaxing spot.

Inside it’s clean and up together and does perhaps have a little more character than many pubs of it’s ilk. It’s a large L-shape pub with a generic red patterned carpet on the floor and exposed brickwork on the walls which has been painted in a shade of lemon yellow. The roof space is largely open and the rafters here have been painted in a contrasting black. A couple of pool tables are down at the far end of one leg and there were a few plasmas around showing a sports channel as well as a projector screen. Fortunately the volume was kept low so this was not too intrusive.

The menu consisted of a good selection of “pub grub” dishes such as Gammon & Eggs, Scampi & Chips, Sausage & Mash and a Steak & Ale Pie. Most of these were priced in the £4 - £5 range and there were also a number of meal deals available. My Chicken Tikka Masala was tasty enough although I’m not under any illusions about it being freshly prepared on the premises. At £4.49 it would be churlish to complain, although it was perhaps a little light on the chicken.

Unusually for a Greene King pub, there were no real ales available, although there was an unused pump on the bar so perhaps there are on occasions. Beers were limited to keg Ruddles Best or John Smith’s Extra Smooth, whilst the solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately. Overall this was an ok pub that no doubt serves the locals well enough, but I can see little reason why anybody from further afield would make a point of going here.

On 26th March 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Milton Keynes Central, 2.63 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Wolverton, 2.99 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Fenny Stratford, 5.27 miles, 1 hr 41 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Eager Poet, Neath Hill
9th May 2014, 10:28
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9th May 2014, 10:28
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 04 November 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 26 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
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