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Josh Whitlam - 11th May 2016

Hi Paul,

Apologies that this is two days after the fact. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself and the team for having us at The Jack in the Green on Monday. I'm still talking about the tenderness of the chicken breast main course and the moreish cheese biscuits!

Jerry & Angie Dewhurst - 7th April 2016

Dear Paul,

Once more, Angie and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all of your staff for the superb dinner you provided for us last night. Everyone thought that the food and room provided was terrific. Hopefully the noise we created was bearable to your other guests and that they understood the occasion for us. Getting the whole family together is very difficult as you know and the excitement of being together made the occasion really worthwhile. What more can I say other than Thank You!

Ann & John Arbuthnott - 3rd April 2016

Hi Paul,

Very many thanks to you and your staff for the excellent food and service yesterday. The whole event was a great success. Thanks also to the combination of perfect room for our numbers, bar, and space to mill about and talk. We really appreciated the service given so expertly and with smiles from the start at the bar through all the meal, and of course the food and wines were great and much enjoyed. So please thank all those who looked after us so well.

Timothy Brown - 21st March 2016

Just a quick note to thank you for yesterday. Everything was fantastic, as always. Made my wife's birthday weekend. Far superior to the Magdalen Chapter nightmare we had on Friday!!!! Thanks again and see you soon.

Norma Symes - 11th March 2016

Dear Paul,

Thank you and you staff for making last night such a wonderful send-off for Dr Hamilton. The food and your staff were both 5 *****.

Anna Stoughton - 6th March 2016

Hi Paul,

I just want to thank you for a perfect evening on Saturday! It could not have gone better and everyone had a fantastic time - the food was amazing of course! Please thank everyone from me, especially the chefs and Jonny. Thanks again, and I'll definitely be visiting soon (maybe with my parents next time!)

Matthew Watts - 11th February 2016

Good Morning Paul,

Many thanks to you and your team for the other night. It went so well and we have already had a lot positive feedback. Lewis  mentioned to me yesterday when we organise our next family business event he would like to invite you and your wife to come along if you are free. Can you pass on my thanks to all your staff for such a great evening. The food and service was the best.

Gaenor Wearing - 2nd February 2016

Dear Paul,

Thank you very much for ensuring that we had a wonderful evening. I've had nothing but praise from all our staff who were delighted with the food, the service and the ambience. The waiting staff were extremely attentive and I do appreciate your overseeing everything and helping with setting up for our presentation to Mat.

Paul Hutchinson - 25th January 2016

Dear Paul,

Just a note to thank you and your team for your care and attention at my late Mother's wake last Wednesday. The venue, staff and food were all excellent and your help with the memory board was much appreciated. Thank you once again.

Patrick Beasley - 30th November 2015

Dear Paul,

Thank you and your team for another excellent occasion. The food was delectable, the service swift and discreet, the privacy of the room much valued.

Every good wish for Christmas and the New Year.

Morwenna & Ian Alldis - 12th July 2015

Hi Paul,

Ian and I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to yourself, your wonderful serving staff, the incredible wedding decorators and your amazing chefs - for making our wedding feast so special. The whole evening was exactly as we wanted and we couldn't have asked for more.

All of our guests have been praising The Jack and the Green team to the rafters. Thank you again so very much.

James Haigh - 5th June 2015

Hi Paul,

Thanks very much for a very enjoyable evening - I was most impressed by the whole experience.

The booking correspondence was prompt and concise, the exclusive room was super and really nicely decorated, the waiting staff polite and cheerful, the food very tasty and delightfully presented, the barman very sharp (to remember which tabs and drinks each of us had) and the orders being separately processed and split up per tab was extremely useful (even if it did mean someone nearly didn't pay their share!).

I look forward to our next visit to your establishment!

Graham Keen - 29th March 2015

Hi Paul,

Just a note to thank you again for looking after our little group so well. Everyone seemed to really enjoy our get together with you. Loads of good comments coming in about the lovely food and your excellent team looking after us today so please let them all know how much we all appreciated what they did.

Look forward to seeing you all again.

Andrew Marin - 8th March 2015

Dear Paul,

I wanted to write and thank you and your team for a fantastic afternoon last Saturday. All our family enjoyed it immensely - the welcome, food and service were exceptional.

We hope to make a return visit soon although probably as a smaller group!

Dave & Marie Fincham - 2nd March 2015

Hi Paul,

Marie and I would lie to reiterate our thanks for a wonderful evening. Your food and hospitality were second to none, and your staff were a credit to you. Please give them all our thanks for making our 50th wedding anniversary such a great one.

Liz Norris - 1st March 2015

Good Morning Paul,

My brother's birthday lunch was a great success - he really appreciated the candle in the chocolate brownie! He, and I, would like to thank both you and your staff very much. The food was excellent and the service first class - thank you.

Shannon Pitts - 9th February 2015

Morning Paul,

Big thank you for Saturday evening. Everyone had a really excellent time. The room was perfect, staff were brilliant and the food superb!

I’m sure we will be back.

Alison Carberry - 8th February 2015

Hi Charl,

We would just like to say a big thank you for the wake last week. Everything ran so smoothly with attentive staff and top class food. The room was perfect and all the guests were very complimentary about the venue and catering.

Please pass on our thanks to all the staff and thank you for keeping in contact and altering numbers and menus as we went along and organising the wake.

Debbie Hudson - 30th January 2015

We just wanted to say thank you so much for such a stunning meal on Wednesday night. Absolutely delicious meal, excellent service and so reasonably priced for what we received, the little extras of the amuse bouche and petit fours.

We can't wait to return, shame you are a 440 mile round trip for us, a good excuse to stay at Larkbeare again!

Richard Guest, Augustus Restaurant, Taunton - 9th December 2014

Just a quick email to thank you all very much for a wonderful lunch last Sunday. The food and all the staff involved were outstanding. I hope we were not too much of a nuisance!

Have a great Christmas and see you soon.

Rosemary Caan - 17th November 2014

Hi Paul,

A note to thank you and your team for looking after us so thoroughly yesterday. We all of us enjoyed ourselves hugely, terrific food as always and you'd taken so much care over the details. George and I look forward to visiting again before long.

Ps - if you ever consider sharing with the world at large your recipes for the delicious, intense little cups of soup, please put me on the list!

Ros Grimes - 31st October 2014

Many thanks for looking after our big group so well last night, we enjoyed excellent food & service and everyone was most appreciative of the way you made the evening run so smoothly. Thanks too for my Sharpham doggy-bag!

Sorry we stayed so late, but it’s your fault for making us feel at home.

Clare Fewell - 15th September 2014

Hi Paul,

Good to meet you today, just to say thank you to you and your team today. Naomi and her team loked after us really well and the food was excellent. It was my first time to you, although my family have been meeting there for serveral years.

Thank you once again and we will hopefully see you in about 6 months or so!

Lorraine Hooper - 13th September 2014

I would like to thank you and all the staff for a lovely evening. The food as always was fantastic and the all the staff that served us were friendly and helpful. The way that you sorted the bill made it a stress free night for me.

My Mum had a lovely birthday celebration, so once again thank you all.

Maggie Little - 4th August 2014

Dear Paul and all your staff,

We would just like to say a huge thank you for the wonderful meal on Saturday and for the kindness shown by your staff. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely which was down to the great service we received. Many thanks to everyone.

Ben Carpanini - 3rd August 2014

Hi Paul,

Just wanted to pass on our thanks for a wonderful lunch yesterday. Staff were attentive and the food was excellent. It’s certainly somewhere we will all be hoping to visit again.

Peter Clyne - 5th June 2014


We have eaten in some wonderful places but none compare to the over all experience we had tonight. Thank you and compliments to the chefs and all the staff.

We just wish we lived a little closer.

The Clyne family, Cheshire.

Eileen Schofield - 25th March 2014

Hi Paul and Staff,

Just to say that my son and his mates had a truly wonderful meal with you on Sunday evening (to celebrate his 21st birthday). He couldn't praise the food more; I quote the text he sent to us ..... "I honestly can't tell you how incredible the food of the greatest meals out of my life". 

What a fabulous experience for them!

Thank you so much.

Karen Frosser, Qatar - 24th March 2013

Morning Paul,

Just a quick email to thank you for organising a wonderful party for Andrew on Friday.

The food was delicious and the organisation of the event went so smoothly. I did appreciate all your help - especially as we were not around in the run-up to the night. We have received so many messages saying how fantastic the Jack in the Green was.

Your team is to be congratulated on looking after all 65 of us so well - the evening was great fun and we so enjoyed seeing everyone again.

When I am next back in the UK I will try and pop in to thank you personally.

Christine & Harry Warner - 1st March 2014

Hi Paul and team,

Belated thanks for our super lunch last Saturday.

Without exception we all had a thoroughly enjoyable time from the moment we arrived. Lovely ambiance, a beautiful room, exquisite food and attentive, albeit unobtrusive, service - perfect!

We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Alexander Cheetham - 23rd February 2014

Paul and the whole Team!

A wonderful evening  - but I know to expect nothing less.

As always, the very best in cuisine. Excellent wines (fortified and otherwise) and absolutely delightful originality and subtlety in the dishes.

Harriet's cheesecake was a perfect example of inspired disrespect to any preconceived notion of what a cheesecake might be. It is a genuine privilege to have one's palate educated so skilfully.

Stunning. Brilliant. Utterly engaging. Please keep reinventing and pushing the boundaries - it really doesn't get any better than what you are all achieving.

Chapeau! (As they say across the Channel)

Julie & Bob Passmore - 10th February 2014

A big thank you to Paul, Joanne & all the staff at the 'Jack in the Green' for making my birthday lunch on Saturday such an amazing day. We had a variety of starters & mains, and it was lovely to hear everybody saying how fantastic it all was. We have had all our 'special' birthdays with you, and look forward to our next visit.

Thank you all once again for a happy memorable day.

Bruce & Barbara Hewett - 2nd November 2013

Dear Paul,

The birthday lunch on Saturday went extremely well. Everyone agreed that the food was first class and the service excellent, always attentive without being intrusive. The extras "with the Compliments of the House" were also much appreciated. As a result the lunch was a happy and memorable occasion for both family and friends.

Please pass on our thanks to the Chef, his assistants, and the bar and dining room staff.  Our thanks also to you personally for organising everything so well and for making us feel welcome, right from the start.

Another success for Jack in the Green!

Alexander & Sarah - 8th September 2013

Paul, Matthew & all the team,

Thank you for the most exquisite dinner. Haute Cuisine of the very highest standard in a truly civilized ambience.

Quite a trip!!

Brian Sidney - 13th April 2013

Dear Paul and staff,

On behalf of us all I would like to thank you so very much for yet another wonderful evening at J in the G on Wednesday.

The food was delicious as usual and served up by such friendly and helpful staff which all added to the enjoyment of the evening.

Copious amounts of champagne, wine and beer were consumed and there were a few sore heads on the golf course the following morning I can tell you!

I think the census of opinion amongst us all is to not leave it as long as a year until we all meet up again and so with that in mind you may well be seeing us all again quite soon.

Thank you again for a truly wonderful evening.

Melinda Hunt - 2nd April 2013

I would just like to say THANK YOU for the wonderful time we had on Sunday for my relative's 80th birthday. Everyone had a great time and would you thank the staff for doing the table and room area up, it looked great. They live in Bournemouth and when they said they would like a party, I said I know just the place!!

Monique Bertoni - 4th March 2013

Many thanks from all of us for a wonderful evening on Friday – delicious food (as expected!), attentive and efficient service and thank you for putting our party in the big room. One of our members was also very complimentary on the wines. All the awards and accolades you have received over the past 20 years are well deserved – you have a special team so keep up the good work!

Ann & Peter German - 20th February 2013

Peter and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the lovely staff who looked after us on Saturday evening. What a wonderful party!

We had so many compliments about the food, service and venue! The re-decorated room was such a fantastic setting too. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. Thank you all again for making it such a brilliant, fun and memorable evening!

Bill Madge - 19th February 2013

On behalf of all the Madge 60th birthday members who visited the jack in the Green on Saturday 16th February I would like to thank you for such a wonderfully prepared, cooked and served meal in your self contained room which was ideal. I was able to thank the staff at the bar and those looking after us, but did not call into the kitchen and Paul had sensibly left when we finally finished. Everyone was so impressed with the occasion.

Thanks to you all and I am sure some of us will be returning before too long.

Jon Luke - 14th January 2013

We had lunch with you yesterday and we had such a great experience I wanted to write an acknowledgement. The service was efficient, friendly and professional and the quality of food outstanding. It was my wife’s first restaurant meal since being aware that she is gluten intolerant and was thrilled that the staff made no fuss, made it easy for her and also that every one of her three courses was superb.


Colin Bulleid - 13th January 2013

Yesterday's lunch for my mother in law was a great success, largely because of the food and service we received at your restaurant. Not only was the food excellent, so too was the service from your staff - efficient, polite and unobtrucive to the extent that it was widely commented upon.

Please could you thank all concerned because it made her 80th birthday party a resounding success.

Thank you very much.

David & the Exeter Implant Group - 13th December 2012

Dear Paul,

Please convey our sincere thanks to all of your team for another excellent evening at the Jack in the Green; as ever the welcome was warm, the service discreet, and the food was delicious!

We are looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Rosie & Mark - 30th September 2012

Mark and I would like to thank you and your wonderful team at the Jack in the Green for making our wedding reception such a memorable and delicious feast. We wanted to blow our guests away with a truly great meal and we certainly achieved that.

Every dish was beautifully executed, the service was seamless - not a single hitch or mishap. Faultless! Thank you so much.

Ps, looking forward to our next visit.

Richard Jenkin - 2nd May 2012

Morning Paul,

Can I just thank you for a superb meal last night, the food was excellent and the service first rate. Just the job on the way home after two days away on farm visits. No one else on the trip had been to you before and they were all most impressed.

Peter Adcock - 2nd March 2012

Great special meal yesterday lunchtime, many thanks - my father particularly enjoyed it; we all loved it and appreciated it and the extra-special effort and care you'd put into it for his retirement party (after 53 years as an accountant!).

The wild mushroom soup appetizer was the perfect strength and consistency, and well off-set by the parsnip crisp; the foie gras (such welcomely generous portions!) was cooked exquisitely, and the sauce so delicate and refined, and the sweetbreads (my mother's favourite), another ideal texture and taste complement and contrast; the beef wellington (my father's favourite dish) was sublime: perfectly, prepared, cooked and presented; and the sticky-toffee pudding was a treat, too!

Thank you to you and all your helpers. And look forward to seeing you soon and dining soon again at the Jack in the Green.




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