GRPS

The Gordon Ramsey Pub Scale is a comparative measurement of pubs and restaurants that we have been to.

Date

Pub/Restaurant

Location

GRPS

Comments

19/07/2008

The Narrow

Limehouse

1.00

This started it all off, we thought it expensive and lacking in taste- disappointing

26/07/2008

Thames Court

Shepperton

2.00

An excellent pub meal – this is what pub food should be like

27/07/2008

Weir

Walton

1.20

OK, best thing was the price

06/08/2008

Bella Italia

Reading

1.30

Good taste, would eat here again

07/08/2008

Lyndhurst

Reading

1.25

middling pub food

09/08/2008

Shoulder of Mutton

Caversham

0.90

Very disappointing, would not eat here again

18/08/2008

Flowing Stream

Sonning Eye

0.50

The score says it all. We both had the fish which was the poorest quality that you could imagine. The beer was very very good

26/08/2008

Coach and Horses

Rickmansworth

1.20

Again this was ok, it appears that this is looking like the average score

04/09/2008

Blue Cobra

Theale

1.80

Very good Bengali food, the standard was approaching Spices in Islington

12/09/2008

The Swan

Thatcham

0.20

Forget it, with the exception of Thames Court all Friday meals have been poor.

17/09/2008

Café Uno

Newbury

3.00

Although a chain the food was excellent

18/09/2008

Dundas Arms

Klintbury

4.00

This was such a surprise the food was so well prepared and not expensive, why can’t all pubs be like this?

19/09/2008

The Down Gate

Hungerford

1.00

Very disappointing, especially as it came recommended. The score is possibly flattering.

26/09/2008

Maharaja

Bradford on Avon

2.00

Good Curry

09/10/2008

Hotel Du Vin

Bristol

3.50

We have never had a bad meal at this hotel chain

18/10/2008

Opa

Bath

1.20

mediocre Greek food

23/10/2008

Royal Oak

Wootton Rivers

3.00

Very good food at a reasonable price, surprised at the quality as there was such a huge choice from the menu

01/11/2008

Angel

Woolhampton

1.50

The score is based on my food, Frances did not eat hers, which was sent back twice. We did not pay for her meal.

18/11/2008

The Bel and Dragon

Reading

3.50

We had such a wonderful time at this restaurant, good food and great atmosphere

28/11/2008

The Barley Mow

Clifton

0.50

No food was cooked on these premises, it was just heated up.

30/11/2008

The Crown and Thistle

Abingdon

1.30

Reasonable cavery

10/12/2008

Jamie Oliver

Oxford

2.50

Another place where we enjoyed our selves for the ambiance as much as the food

02/01/2009

The Boat

Thrupp

3.00

The food is to an exceptionally high standard, again why can’t pubs get it right like this.

4 Responses to GRPS

  1. Try the Top Wok in Banbury, Jo and I always have lunch there when we are in Banbury. Range is limited at lunchtime, as with most buffet restaurants, but it suits us for £6.95. Might be worth trying the evening to see what their range is like then.

  2. nblazydays says:

    We will give it a go before we leave. Might catch up with you further north.

  3. david says:

    Sorry you didn’t like our locals the Flowing Spring (sic) (and Shoulder of Mutton at Playhatch, was it) Give the Plowden Arms at Shiplake a go (walk up from Shiplake School BC)

  4. nblazydays says:

    I have stopped doing the GRPS as I realise that pubs change hands and also staff and will therefore invariably change. I may take it off.

    Yes we were disappointed with the food at both pubs but I have to say that the flowing spring is a fine example of a pub, at least it was when we visited last year. It had a great feel to it, friendly full of locals and the beer was kept in very good condition, in fact if I was looking and evaluating pubs without considering food this would have scored very highly.

    BTW I like your blog site.

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