We always knew this day would eventually come, but it doesn’t make it any easier to share this news with you all.
After 21 years, we as a family, have decided it is time to pull our last pint and we will finish trading on Friday 30th September 2022. We felt now was the time for us all to have a change in direction. Sam & Ben and Ria & James are going to pursue other careers whilst Carol & Bernie are going to enjoy a well earned rest!!
The doors will only be temporarily closed until Friday 7th October 2022 when the new tenants will take over. Until then it is business as usual and we would love to see as many of you as possible in the next few weeks to say our goodbyes.
Our success and longevity in this business could not have been achieved without all the support from you, our customers, and all the amazing staff that have worked so hard alongside us. So thankyou to each and every one of you who have made the past 21 years possible and so enjoyable.
We have been honoured to fly the Wadworth flag and we thank them for giving us the opportunity to achieve all that we have over the years. It just remains to wish Alin & Corina Onofrei, the new Wadworth’s tenants, good luck and hope they enjoy their time at The Poplars as much as we have.
Carol & Bernie
Ria, James, Chloe & George,
Sam, Ben & Meghan xxx
Carol & Bernie, Ria & James, Sam & Head Chef Ben, all welcome you to The Poplars.
We, as a family, first opened The Poplars doors in March 2001. In those 20 years, we have strived to maintain a reputation for good food served in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere where both our staff & customers become extended members of our family!
Our 18th Century Grade II listed building boasts two dining rooms. Our bright & vibrant 32 seater restaurant, added in 2002, overlooks our large garden & private cricket pitch. This adjoins to our cosy lounge dining area with many traditional pub features. We also have an informal bar area to enjoy a quiet drink or relaxed dinner by the log fire on a cold winter’s night.
Our large garden provides ‘al fresco’ dining (weather permitting) with picnic benches & umbrellas to sit & soak up the summer sun. The friendly league cricket team may be spotted playing their home games on our cricket ground, which can also be hired for rounders along with your very own private Chef & BBQ for outdoor parties (weather permitting).
Wherever you sit, you will be served by our friendly team who have helped us achieve the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice 2020 Award having previously being awarded with the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2013.
As well as hosting your special occasions, we can help with the perfect gift as we sell Gift Vouchers for any amount to be enjoyed by your family & friends.
We also have a large car park (1 disabled space), we are wheelchair friendly (although there are some limitations with an old building!), we have free WiFi, and dogs are welcome in the bar area only.
We look forward to seeing you at The Poplars soon!