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 Woodcocks Inn, Lincoln

 

Woodcocks Inn
Saxilby Rd
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 2BE

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01522 703460
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Mrs Stephenson
Yes
Lamb Shanks just melted on the tongue will call again
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Mandy Horwell
AWFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE
Went to Woodcocks last night for a quick meal after parents evening, arrived at 635pm, eventually ordered after catching the eye of a waitress at 655ish pm, food still hadn't arrived by 740pm so asked the same waitress if she could find out how long our food was going to be. After a long wait she came back to say it was being plated up but then had to wait a further 10 minutes for it to arrive. We literally had to bolt it down and go and pay where the waitress told us our order had been lost in the kitchen!!!!!

When I asked her how long our food was going to be she should have offered us apologies then and told us the situation. You get better service at McDonalds!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Mandy Horwell
AWFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE
Went to Woodcocks last night for a quick meal after parents evening, arrived at 635pm, eventually ordered after catching the eye of a waitress at 655ish pm, food still hadn't arrived by 740pm so asked the same waitress if she could find out how long our food was going to be. After a long wait she came back to say it was being plated up but then had to wait a further 10 minutes for it to arrive. We literally had to bolt it down and go and pay where the waitress told us our order had been lost in the kitchen!!!!!

When I asked her how long our food was going to be she should have offered us apologies then and told us the situation. You get better service at McDonalds!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
called for a meal yesterday. The tables were full of left over food and plates even though the people had left. Waited 10 mins to get the attention of the waiter. Went to the bar to try to get a meal but sent away to wait for the waiter. The waiter was talking footballl to other people. Left after 20 mins as we still had not been able to give our order to the waiter. The place looked unkept and filthy dirty so maybe it was best we had not eaten there. This was a return visit after several months as we had a the same experience several months ago. Will not attempt to visit again.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Dawn
Better than it used to be
I have been to woodcocks on meany occasions over the years and have never had a problem. yes it is a 2 for 1 resturant but were elce can you get a normal menu with the normal pies burgers etc and a specials bord consisting of at least 6 options each vegi, chicken, pork, fish, beef/lamb wich are all on the 2 for 1 aswell. I can see it would cause problems when busy as there are so meany tables. We have just come back and waited no longer than 30mins for are meals and that was on a sat night at 6.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Sue Jameson
pub or dump?
having visitd the pub on a few occasions now i have found that the food is of very good quality. the service, on the other hand was terrible. i sat my self on a high table directly opposite the kitchen doors and was ignored by twosupervisors as they walked past me regularly seemingly oblivious to my presence. after a 30 minute wait my evening was rescued by a charming young man called liam who pulled himself away from a busy bar and took my food and drink order. my food was brought to me by a very pleasant young girl named megan. two bright lights in a very dreary group of staff don't go!!!!!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Paul Olin
I'm guessing that the positive comments below are probably put up by the landlord and his employees.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Paul Olin
Never again!
My family and I decided to visit The Woodcocks yesterday as a treat and an alternative to spending most of Sunday cooking dinner as we usually do. First impressions were fine after securing a table and ordering our first drink. It was after deciding on what to eat and going up to the bar that things started to take a turn for the worse. We were told by the barman If you're eating inside we come to your table and take your order. 'Fair enough' thought I and we returned to our table expecting to be followed by the barman as there was no one else at the bar for him to serve. I was wrong. We sat at our table with no drinks for over ten minutes waiting before we decided that maybe walking out to eat elsewhere would be our best bet. It was as we were about to walk out when a member of staff appeared to take our order. We ordered food and drinks and awaited our drinks (that I'd have preferred to go to the bar for and fetch myself in the first place)to arrive. This didn't happen for quite some time, another ten minutes I would estimate. Then I noticed our drinks being put on a tray at the end of the bar. The drinks were then left there for another considerable amount of time (ten minutes again I would guess) before being brought over to us - again we were considering walking out and the member of staff appeared (unfortunately) in the nick of time.
The wait for the food was quite short in comparison to the amount of time it took for our drinks to be delivered but when we did eat we wished that we had walked out.
The wife and myself had chosen the Chicken Jalfrezi which, as it was on their 'Specials' menu, we expected it to at least fairly palatable - we weren't expecting an Indian quality curry from an English pub, but were expecting much better than we received. There was hardly any chicken in the meal and it was in what must have been a Sharwoods sauce at best though more likely a supermarket bargain brand.

We were extremely disappointed with both the food and (especially) the service.
I could understand the slow service if it wasn't for the fact that the pub wasn't at all busy (unsurprising really - today my wife spoke to several workmates who had also had poor service experience at the Woodcocks - it's a shame she hadn't spoken to these people before we wasted a good part of our only day off this week and a substantial amount of our money) but there were more than enough staff to deal with the clientele so really there was no excuse.

I can honestly say that we will never visit The Woodcocks again. If I was crawling through the Sahara desert, dehydrated and gasping 'water, water' and the Woodcocks appeared as a mirage, I would skirt around it.

Even our local Wetherspoons puts the Woodcocks to shame both on quality of food and service.

One out of ten for both food and service is a charitable score.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Rob Norman
The worst pub i have ever been in!
Walked in ordered my drinks at the bar took a seat ready to eat at 6 pm on a friday night.50 minutes later we were eventually asked if we would like to order food,i commented to the waiting staff about how long we had been waiting he simply sighed and looked down his nose! We ordered 2 main courses,nothing complicated.After being now sat for 1H25min enough was enough,we left and got chips on the way home. DONT GO TO THIS PUB ITS DROSS!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

liza dorr
you pay for what you get
A two 4 one pub set in yuppie central, I go often the food is ok(its a chain pub you should be expecting microwaved foo!), but you do get table service. The staff are generally good if a little undermanned, but do their best, despite getting a lot of hassle. I would avoid the busier days but otherwise on par if not better than most brewers fayre, wetherspoons etc.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Louise
Rubbish!
Myself and my partner took our mums for a meal on Frdiay 5 Dec 08. The service was slow (over 50 minutes for 3 salads and a steak on a not so busy evening!) - the steak was over cooked and leather like (despite being asked for medium) - the chips were like left over scraps there was a black hair in my salad (i have blonde hair) - the second order for drinks never arrived - will not be going back again!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Nat
My meal at Woodcocks
I'd like to say that despite these negative reviews I regularly enjoy meals at Woodcocks. The food is fantastic and the service is great, especially from a cheery young girl called Gemma who I'm regurarly served by! My kids love it and they think the play area is great! Thanks :)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Denise
Woodcocks Function Facilities
My son booked the function room fo his twins Christening on 12 Oct 2008. I went to see the room on Mon 29 September and discussed the decorations I wanted to put up. I spoke in great detail about how things were going to be arranged and was told to go at 12.00pm on the day, when they opened to decorate the room. This morning 6 Oct, my daughter in law got a phone call to say that they had been trying to get in touch with her, which with 5 month old twins wasn't going anywhere, on a totally different number, to tell her that someone else had booked the room and that they could no longer have the the chosen areas, they was prepared to stick us in a back room for the same money. I had already heard from one of the staff about people complaining about them so I am confident that their service is diabolical and disgusted that they could let them down so easily at such short notice.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Rating: No rosettes

Brian Julier
give it a chance
We regularly go to Woodcocks and we have noticed a massive increase in food quality and service. The meals are very good value and the staff work hard and are friendly but sometimes short in numbers. The menu is varied and the beer well kept with a good selection of wines. This is a value for money pub/restaurant give it a try!.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Rating: rosettes

criag spencer
improvements noticed.
I have recently eaten at The Woodcocks and found the food and the service to be very good. The Inn i believe has being taken over by new management and the improvements are obvious. I would recommend to ohthers to try and give the place another go.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Peter
Down hill
Last night I took the family for a meal there. Ordered two curries one Spanish chicken and a beef stew dish.

Firstly there was no rice so we had to choose alternatives to be served with the food. When the food came, the beef stew was dry on the edges where it was obviously micro waved. One of the poppodoms came with a fly as an extra. We informed the staff who simply replaced the poppodom with two others. At the end of the meal, I had to mention that I would only pay 75% of the bill for the poor food quality. But no they could only give me a 20% discount. So I refrained from tipping. In my opinion its only a numbers game before you eat somebody’s spit, or contract food poisoning. Don't go there. This pub should not even be on this web site! I will be looking to inform the food standards authority!
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

 
 
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Woodcocks Inn
Saxilby Rd
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 2BE

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01522 703460
See Map

 



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