12 reviews of The Oatsheaf in English
I visited this pub around 2 months after its reopening. Food is very expensive, and service is none existent. The food was no better than in a 2 for 8 pre cooked pub, most of my food was hard because of it being over cooked. Not made to feel welcome.
The Oatsheaf is a good pub to start your evening off when spending the night out. I would say it usually attracts the older crowd.
I wasn’t very impressed with the food as it took two attempts for them to get my steak right, I asked for medium rare and it came out like a piece of charcoal and even the steak knife wouldn’t cut through it! After the second steak was served to me, it still wasn’t to my liking but I couldn’t be bothered to order again as I had waited so long I’d lost my appetite. I suppose it all depends on who is cooking really but I wouldn’t go there for food again that’s for sure.
On the weekends be sure to get there early as it is hard to find a seat if you arrive after 8.30-9pm.
Staff are average, but be prepared for a wait at the bar on weekends.
As I said, it’s a good starter pub but definately don’t stay there all night. Is also pleasant during the week as you get served faster and are able to sit down.
This is probably the best pub on the high street but given Fleet, that’s not saying much! There’s a huge garden and decking with heaters so if you can, sit outside. It’s a typical chain pub but good for drinks and the pub quiz. Standard of food varies greatly depending on who’s cooking. If you’re out for a meal - go elsewhere to eat first.
I totally agree with debs3693 review - The Oatsheaf is one of the better pubs in Fleet to meet with the girls and have a catch up but it has no character and for my last 3 visits served warm bottles of white wine - apparantly the fridge can’t keep them cold when the door is being continually opened in order to serve the wine!
I think Fleet needs a wine bar and light bite/tapas style venue for 30+.
This is a nice pub located just off the Fleet high street. It has a warm cosy feel inside. There are plenty of spaces to sit down but you’ll have to be quick at weekends.
There is a beer garden out the back which is very popular during the Summer periods. Also a smoking area during the Winter periods. This is also a popular pub with the students when they are home.
It does however take a while to get served. Otherwise a nice chilled country style pub to enjoy a few drinks at.
A good pub located right by the main traffic lights at the end of Fleet high street.
The pub is always busy and sometimes you do have to wait to be served. During the summer months the pub gets extremley busy mainly due to the beer garden.
The beer garden is quite large and is full of benches, with plenty of seating to go round.
Has a quiz night during the week and often has drinks promotions running.
A good pub located in the heart of the town. Prices are extremley good for a pub and it is popular among students on a thursday night so it is usually packed. There is a large garden which is great in the summer and there are a large number of seats and benches so it looks as if there should be enough seats for most people. Interior is nice with good pub decor. Not personally tired the food but if the pub is good i would imagine it would also be pretty good. worth a visit although avoid on a thursday night if you want a quiet drink.
This is a good pub for a quiet drink (if you can get a seat, this is slightly limited inside the pub, although the garden is a good size). The drinks are reasonably priced for non-wetherspoons pub. it attracts a slight older and quieter group of people
One of the better pubs in Fleet in the sense that you are not considered overage if you are now in your 20’s or higher and you are not at risk of losing your shoes on a sticky floor.
No thumping music, you are safe to order your pint and a glass of wine although expect a bit of a delay on a Friday or Saturday night sometimes as they can be a bit slow.
A plus of the Oatsheaf is the garden which is big in size and has lots of garden tables, plus a large undercover bit with heaters, mainly used by the smokers now.
I guess my gripe with the Oatsheaf is that is just seems completely devoid of any character although i appreciate that can be hard to really have in a chain pub which this is, but there is no sense that they are even really trying to give it some.
I used to go to the Oatsheaf quite often when I worked in Fleet, both at lunchtime and in the evening.
I never had a bad experience with the food, I thought it was quite good. It seems that the staff at the bar change quite a lot, so you could have mixed experiences here.
Inside, it’s modern and cosy with open fireplaces in the winter. It’s well maintained although the mens toilets could use an update. Outside there’s plenty of space with benches distributed over a large garden.
You can now stay out longer since the management have provided radiant heaters as well.
The only gripe I would have is that there is never enough space to park.
The Oatsheaf has a huge garden so is great in summer. Drinks are fairly reasonably priced. This place has a nice atmosphere and is comfortably decorated.
Food is cheap but the quality is not very good. I once ordered food and before I got back to my table it had arrived. It was (unsurprisingly) very undercooked.
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