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Sugar Loaf Pub Ltd, Meppershall, Bedfordshire

Sugar Loaf Pub Ltd

3.9
3.9
48 Reviews
£25 and under
English
Welcome to Sugar Loaf Pub, we look forward to serving you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, Contemporary British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed, Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 8:30 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01462 654334

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Holly Presland

Experiences

  • Week day discount

    Multiple dates available
    Get 20% of your bill when you book with us Tuesday to Thursday
  • Dinking only

    Multiple dates available
    IF you would like to visit us and only drink or maybe have nibbles

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    We had a booking, but no table was reserved. On a beautiful summer evening, we took a table inside a fairy noisy bar area, waiting for any table to be available in the beer garden. After a while, the servers made room for an extra table for us outside, and from then on it was a wonderful experience. The live music singer was very good, mood around the place was extremely upbeat. We asked if something special can be done for my sister’s birthday and there was a request put in for a birthday song sing along to the singer plus the singer threw in an additional song for her too. Food - tapas was a mixed experience mushrooms were good, patatas bravos not so much. Overall excellent value for money, local, very friendly.
  2. P

    Penny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food (the Ploughmans and Butchers platters were really nicely presented). Great service. Couldn't fault the whole thing. Friends were really impressed as it was the first time they'd been to the Sugar Loaf since the current people took over. We're now proud to say it's our local.
  3. HM

    HelenM

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sunday roast was lovely. Plenty of lamb and veg. Service was good. Good value for money.
  4. PH

    PaulineH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff were very attentative but a shortage of some items on the small menu was a shame.
  5. A

    Angie

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Staff were polite but were confused at 1st when I asked why the price on the website was not the same as in the pub for a roast. Was told the website had not been updated for ages. Not good if you have gone out with a budget. Roast beef was so tough I couldn't cut or chew. So paid more than I expected but couldn't eat it. Shame as I was so looking forward to it
  6. RA

    RomaA

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service friendly and great food. Will revisit as it now our local!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Demoland (US)

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Our Mothers Day lunch did not live up to expectations as despite attentive service, the food was a bit of a let down. Everything appeared to have been re-heated which meant overcooked vegetables (the cheesy brocoli was effectively a soft mush) and burnt, tough roast potatoes. The topside of beef was extremely chewy and two of our party were unable to finish it. It was a real shame because I had read decent reviews and gave this pub a try in the hope it would become a regular place to visit. It was evident that despite having a limited three course special menu for Mothers Day, the kitchen seemed to have lost control of quality. I cannot fault the table staff who were excellent despite dealing with a busy service.
  8. b

    brianc

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for Sunday lunch, food was lovely, as was Robyn and all the staff.
  9. R

    Robertp

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They had already booked a large event, so no eating tables in the whole pub. They didn't stop taking bookings online, therefore we walked in to find it was a mess and nowhere to sit. Looked a pretty grotty pub to be fair.
  10. HM

    HelenM

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant. Clean and inviting. Good menu, good value. Service was a bit slow. Food was nice and hot.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and definitely not our last. We were made to feel very welcome and the food was amazing. Highly recommended.
  12. C

    Chocs

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really good evening excellent food and service would definitely book again.
  13. MF

    MarianF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A little busy so took a while for food to come but when it did it was fab!!
  14. PG

    PenelopeG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice area to eat and a good selection of food. Loved the cocktails
  15. RR

    RobertR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Sadly cannot give a good review even though we were recommended the Sugar Loaf by my daughter who lives in Meppershall. We met up with a friend and were looking forward to enjoying a delicious meal. Our booking was for 6.30 p.m. and there was only one other table of four in the restaurant. We were welcomed by a nice young man who served us cheerfully throughout the evening. Our starters arrived at 7.30 p.m. and were very disappointing. Overly thick soup, crumbed mozzarella on a very thick tomato sauce and a mushroom dish which had little flavour. Our main dishes arrived at 8.15 p.m. Our guest had fish but again the sauce was overly thick. My husband had scampi and chips which he enjoyed and I do have to say there was a generous amount of scampi. The vegetarian wellington was interesting but again was smothered in a very thick sauce. I have to say that we did not complain as it would have caused embarrassment and our main focus was getting together with a friend we had not seen for some time. I am not sure what went wrong this particular evening, whether the chef was ill or some other issues arose but I can only give an honest review of our evening.
  16. LP

    LizP

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food as usual. Will be going back very soon. Maybe try the breakfast next time.
  17. ME

    MeEH

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely breakfast, cooked and prepared to order. Highly recommend
  18. AC

    AlisonC

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely lunch at the Sugar Loaf - would definitely return.
  19. GE

    GeorgiaE

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing food.
  20. LP

    LizP

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal with family. Will definitely be back soon.
  21. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Turned up to venue and they said they had not got our booking. Offered to put us in the heated area of the garden. Not acceptable for eating at this time of year. Very disappointed. Venue seemed very disorganised. Have booked online before but that was not long after venue opened after Covid-19. This is the pub in my mum’s village so was used for convenience and no one had to drive. Won’t be using again.
  22. t

    terryg

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although had a problem with my steak not being med rare they did their best to rectify it the service 110 per cent will return their a s a p nothing was too much trouble
  23. LW

    LouiseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the whole lunch experince was amazing from start to finish the food and the service and we sat outside amazing
  24. C

    Chocs

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food service was really good great interaction with the children in our party pleasant afternoon thank you
  25. MG

    MGJxxxxxx

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Had the roast. Little disappointed with roast beef as quite chewy. Needed more roast potatoes
  26. JB

    JessB

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic!! You are all doing a fab job and the sugar loaf is an enjoyable place to be again 🥰
  27. SB

    ShellyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely refurbished local pub with friendly staff and delicious food
  28. P

    Plum

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our Sunday roast at the Sugar Loaf, very tasty and desert was lovely too. Roast potatoes and chicken were superb, only criticism would be that the beef was very chewy and cabbage basically not cooked. Saying that I would still return and eat here, as I like to support local businesses.
  29. W

    Warwickh

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great staff
  30. AA

    AdelinA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal at Sugar Loaf on Saturday evening - staff was lovely, food was very good & the atmosphere was great. Will return!
  31. L

    Lous

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and quick. Very attentive. Food was lovely and good value.
  32. TA

    TraceyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food loved the covered area had a lovely evening
  33. g

    garryb

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wanted to support these guys as they’ve tried hard to turn this pub around and they’ve done a very good job meal was nice staff friendly so well done
  34. DR

    DRock

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal last night in the outside seating area. Three of us ate and the food was delicious. Service was friendly and professional. Its so lovely to have this pub in our village.
  35. JB

    JessB

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A lovely evening at the local pub, our first since it reopened after lockdown. Food was delicious and the service was great, although took a bit of getting used to using the call bell! Lovely atmosphere and much better experience than we had before lockdown ( language choices used not so nice by some customers, leading to an unpleasant experience at our last meal). Looking forward to returning for the brunch next week 😊
  36. S

    Steve

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we have been there regularly since it was allowed, the waitresses are really friendly and this makes a big difference. Menu suits us for an informal meal and prices are good. it is great to be able to walk out for a drink and a light meal.
  37. C

    Charlotte

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great place to eat local to us. Friendly staff and lovely food. You won’t want to miss the Sunday roast
  38. DR

    DRock

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience2
    Food and service was excellent. A large group of foul mouthed youths who were spitting and swearing in front of the diners was a biit annoying. The waitresses were doing a fantastic job of managing them but we would think twice about going back if they are allowed to take the outside dining area over in the way they did last night. Having said that, we are grateful for the hardwork that is being done to rebrand the pub into a food led offering for the village and are looking forward to dining inside after 17th May.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars to the sugar loaf but dinner last night was outstanding, my partner had the steak (cooked to perfection medium-raw) and I had the prawn & chorizo linguine 😋 kids had a lovely homemade margarita pizza. Chef done an amazing job with the food would highly recommend dining at the sugar loaf.
  40. D

    Dave

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    16oz cheese and bacon burger was fantastic, great value for money

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Sugar Loaf Pub Ltd is rated 3.9 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sugar Loaf Pub Ltd

25 High St, Meppershall, SG17 5LX, Meppershall, Bedfordshire SG17 5LX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Shefford

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed, Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 8:30 am–11:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    English, Contemporary British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Holly Presland

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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