St Margarets Tavern

3.9
106 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Ornate chandeliers, wooden flooring and exposed brickwork all combine to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere for diners and drinkers alike.
Our menu is based on freshly prepared, seasonal British dishes and is complimented by a comprehensive list of fine wines and a wide range of cask ales.
We have a 75 cover dining room and are open for Lunch & Dinner seven days a week.

What 106 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.2
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3.7
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3.5
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OT
13 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Much better food than before

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EK
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love St Margaret's Tavern, the food is amazing and at very reasonable prices, the staff are lovely and the wine selection varied. I had THE tastiest roast dinner on Sunday, the roasted porchetta, which was to die for!

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T
10 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The food was actually ok/ quite good and the waitresses we fairly attentive. But we were pretty much the only ones dining at 7.30 on a Saturday night. Ok it’s late Jan which isn’t the best time but other places are fully booked. Consequently the atmosphere was pretty dire. The restaurant area is quite dull and non exciting too which doesn’t help. I know a fair amount of money has just been spent doing the place up but there is still a yawning gap between this place and others in the area. And it tells from the amount of folks using it. Such a big opportunity missed.

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V
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really lovely food! Four of us booked for Sunday lunch , they only had one chicken option left but others opted for a different choice of meat which was fine. Service was great, very professional. Lovely chilled atmosphere. I'd definitely recommend.

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4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Decent meal, but a little surprised that on a rugby days certain courses (like burgers) sold out very quickly.

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LD
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We were a large group with lots of kids. Great seating and service.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant friendly service and a lovely ambience ..

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LK
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Vegetarian options were poor. same ingredients in vegetarian starter as in vegetarian main of which there was only one choice. The vegan option had run out. The starter turned up with earth still on the crudities. and the bread was stale. The main course took an hour to come and when it did arrive it was cold. The pub ran out of prosecco and the only alternative cava was £5 more expensive. How a pub can runout of prosecco at Christmas is mad. However, the manager was very polite and generous in our compensation and was working under difficult circumstances.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food was really nice. The service was very very poor at the start of our meal.

We had to wait like lemons whilst 5 staff milled around the serving area to be seated. They saw us standing there clearly waiting to be taken to a table as we had made a booking and not one of them came to us. I had to go over and collar one of them in the end.

The same thing happened for the next 15 minutes after they sat us down. We tried several times to get eye contact to make a drinks order whilst they all were stood at the kitchen entrance.

I could forgive waiting this long maybe if they were busy but it wasn’t at all.

It’s a shame as the food is very nice. Train up the staff and put someone in charge.

After we ordered the staff were attentive and polite. We were forgotten about basically after we were sat down.

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1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

We waited an hour for our food which was not worth the wait. The portions were small and burgers were overcooked. Great pub for pre or post rugby drinks but would not recommend the food.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Disappointing. Food was below standard for the price charged. The experience was also spoiled by a family who failed to keep their children under control which ended in a broken glass. So noisy we could hardly hear ourselves speak.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Chilled & charming - really great service, friendly and informed, and willing to offer just that little bit more. On a very hot day, they offered to fill my friend's water bottle with crushed ice, without being asked.

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JW
69 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited to watch the England v. Croatia World Cup match. The place was "packed"! Lots of fans, beers and bar food. Great atmosphere and service was great despite the hundreds of patrons! Good neighborhood place.

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OT
13 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Food is not recommended but service did a great job to make evening enjoyable

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NW
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Four male members of my family spent the day at the Twickenham Rugby Sevens. I had booked a table and there was plenty of room on this occasion. Because of the beautiful weather, we decided to eat outside.

The drawback is that smokers go outside and it is not pleasant to have somebody's smoke wafting across if one does not a smoke.

The pluses are the well presented and tasty food along with a good clean pint of beer. Staff were helpful and friendly, giving the usual check back to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction.

I thoroughly recommend the pub but advise making sure either there are no smokers or dine inside.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met with friends, like the option to eat outside if required. Love the food and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place to eat

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E
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Bit of a dry atmosphere, and disappointing overall, which is a shame as we used to enjoy going there for some pub food on Sunday’s. Doesn’t feel as though anyone there is in charge. After we’d finished eating, our dirty plates were left on the table for the duration, an hour later, and when we got up to leave still no none had picked them up.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Gastro pricing, happy eater quality. Should have sent it back but there was nothing actually ‘wrong’ with it... it was just a bit c*ap

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JW
69 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service were very good! Had a beef burger and it was piping hot and delicious! Server was very attentive and efficient. Like sitting better in the front of the establishment; rather than the back. Better view to the town and activities on the street. Nice place for a good meal and atmosphere.

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AW
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A lovely mother’s day Sunday roast. Excellent service and good food. Would definitely recommend

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D
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Service was slow, food was below average and we all had to wear our coats and it was freezing !

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Tasty Sunday lunch but portion pretty poor for the price

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C
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Sat right next to a small child’s birthday party so very noisy and children uncontrolled.
The food was average, meat was very chewy and inedible, when mentioned to the server she said sorry and nothing else! We were still charged the full amount.
When booking the table on line it asked for any special requests. I asked for a special desert and candle at it was my daughters 24 th birthday. We received nothing. When mentioned to the server she blamed open table and said messages do not come through!!!
Not a very good experience. Rather disappointing!
Hi oilfield nor recommend and would not return.

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IM
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

There is, unfortunately, a reason why this pub is half empty on a Sunday lunchtime. Hugely disappointing food. Even the reduced bill (we did complete) failed to lift the gloom.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the dog friendly atmosphere! This was very important to us and the staff accommodated us beautifully

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JC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Handy spot to meet friends after a trip to Turner's house. Food and drink was typical bar food. Staff friendly. The decor was a little run down and could do with a makeover.

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K
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely family Sunday Roast here - huge portions! Kids' portions good too.

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T
23 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Very disappointed with the food on Sunday. My tomato salad was loaded with an unpleasant mayonnaise and the roast beef was totally overcooked. Good bread and good Yorkshire Pudding. I think the standards of this pub have dropped in the last few months. They don't serve any kind of cocktails and the children asked for olives - they don't have those either!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Really nice food! The only thing I would say is that there were a few items on the menu that weren't available on the day - our waitress didnt tell us until we'd tried to order instead of when we were first handed our menus.

Very small thing, otherwise loved it and will be back for sure!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Lovely ambience. Service was outstanding and a wonderful waiting team

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k
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The pub is attractive with a very pleasant outside seating area. The food was quite good but perhaps the rather tough parsnips and soggy roast potatoes were a result of coming late for lunch. Could not have first choice as chicken had run out and portions were not overly big. Staff were friendly but service slow. Overall it was good for what we needed somewhere not heaving to eat before a concert at Twickenham.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We went for Father's Day Sunday lunch. Service was excellent, attentive, timely. Food came out quickly -within 20 mins. Our table ordered all three Sunday roast amongst us (chicken, beef and pork). Meat and veg were hot and plentiful. The 1/2 small chicken was roast for 2 - very generous. The 2 roast items to improve: Yorkshire pudding were not warm (so not made on order) and the gravy was a bit too starchy and bland. Otherwise lovely afternoon, great service. We were checked regularly but not too frequently. Desserts are not their strength - cheesecake was frozen enough that the base was still curved. Nice selection of beers and wines. Great place for drinks and family meals. There is lovely decking outside to sit in sunny days.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was really nice, although I had to pick something else as they had run out of several things on the menu. It was really good food though and an enjoyable evening, despite the loud football match going on. That's my fault for not realising it was a cup final day though! I would recommend for a nice meal but not when there is a match on!

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L
76 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good pub grub. I think that the the fish and chips and sea bass were the favourite dishes. Thank you to Eve for her great service.

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F
22 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The food was generally okay but it was saved cold on cold plates. Being mothers day there wad a poster offering mothers a free drink. We didn't get this and when we queried it we were told we were wrong until we provided then with a photo of the poster at the front door. We were given a bottle of processco but it was a bit of a fight.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely local pub with good dining facilities, you are space for your own conversation and not crowded in.

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T
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice big area for a big table of adults plus another table for children. Safe and secure and room for kids to move around. Food isn't cheap but mostly enjoyable. Wouldn't recommend the squid starter- 5 tiny pieces of squid on a bed of salad is ridiculous, but the brownie pudding was lovely.

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ED
10 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2016
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Five of us had a very nice lunch here. Our waitress was nice and friendly and once ordered the food turned up in good time. The roast pork was really good, good portion, nice and hot. Everyone enjoyed their meals and all the roasts were very good. It was unfortunately that our table was slap bang in the middle of the dining area as I would say it was very noisy. There was a fabulous fire place in the middle of the room which unfortunately was not lit as I was told too many kids running about. The pub seemed a good place for larger groups, lots of families and friends. Would I go back, yes, there was good food, nice and warm and friendly.

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r
24 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love the St Mags for a good family Sunday roast - and the kids' menu is great too - can't really fault it!

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