Went for a quick drink with the family and walked up to the empty bar and a guy popped his head round from the computer to the right of the bar and asked us to go over to him (I was already thinking we're all at the bar you come here) any way we walked over and he asked us if we'd booked a table then proceeded to tell us where exactly we could sit what we can and can't do etc (they had a wedding party booked for later so we couldn't go outside the back and the front only had 2 tables which were occupied). He pointed to a table crammed in between 2 other occupied tables with people eating and we would have had to almost sit on top of them which would of made us and them feel uncomfortable anyway we spotted about 8 empty tables round the corner and asked about those but he said they're for dog owners only. Member of staff was very loud speaking and seemed to be either very stressed or on a power trip of some sort he had no common sense and valued the potential customer with a dog (no one came in with a dog when we were there) over people actually there.…
Potentially the best pub in the village with a pretty beer garden and close to north east coast. We chose this pub as it offered a selection of draught pale ales and blonde ales as well as good accommodation and fabulous pies! What a find we thought. Compliments to the chef. Food was truly excellent both in the evening and at breakfast. The room was lovely and air conditioned too. Sadly, a couple of other things were less than excellent. The beer choice was very limited and they ran out of all the blonde and draught pale ales available. Please note they charge to taste as well. 40p a splash. If a good beer is your thing check delivery schedules before travelling or booking. The pub advertises a warm welcome. This was not our experience. Not all staff were friendly and were often rushing about in a panic, making guests feel uncomfortable and ‘in the way’. One staff member at breakfast seemed particularly overworked and frustrated and made her feelings obvious to guests. Sighing whilst taking orders, irritated at people arriving to be seated and making you feel as if you were just too much trouble. Everything was such an effort, and certainly not the pleasant relaxed atmosphere we have had in many other places. Not good when paying for this service.…
Probably the best homemade pies we've eaten in a pub restaurant. Service in general was very good . At times the staff seemed to get flustered doing food and drink orders aswell as explaining how the pie availability board worked . We would certainly recommend our family and friends to visit the Piebald Inn
I really cannot accept the derogatory reviews I have read on here about The Piebald Inn. Since John Allen opened it in September 2014 (formerly the Railway Tavern) and living just five minutes walk away I have been a regular as a drinker and diner ever since and I can truthfully say that having had 46 of the 52 pies on offer (some of them several times) I have yet to have one that wasn't absolutely delicious. My latest one was the Himalayan Mountain Horse - a vegetarian option and although I am not a vegetarian I do enjoy many of the veggie options. I cannot comment on the accommodation side as I have obviously not stayed there but having seen the rooms immediately after they were built I cannot fault them in any way and I would be delighted to stay in such a lovely, clean and well equipped room if I needed to. John has some lovely staff, head chef John is the best he could have, his wife Danie, step son Ewan, Matt, Stephanie and one of his latest recruits Frankie is an absolute joy to have on board. Her manner with customers is exemplary and it's very refreshing to find such a pleasant 19 year old these days. Don't take my word for it, pick up the phone, give them a call and book your table and/or room.…
We were so looking forward to staying here and eating here to be so disappointed about the quality of food and lack of vegan choice and had a horrible night's sleep not that staff seemed to bothered about and would definitely not recommend staying or eating here.
Great service. Rachelle and the manager made us feel very welcome and couldn’t do enough to please. Greats pies with loads to choose from. Great breakfast. Lovely rooms, clean, large, comfortable and very friendly. Very dog friendly place.
We took advantage of the above offer, staying for one night in a dog friendly, kingsize room which offered a good amount of space, comfort and cleanliness. Included in the offer was breakfast and a choice of pie from their extensive menu for our evening meal. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Thank you to Barbara especially.
Last minute booking. Arrived early too & we was seated straight away. After reading the mixed reviews we was a little unsure. I’ll be honest I’m not a pie lover so I opted for the lamb shank. All of our meals was amazing. We cleared our plates! Beer & wine was good too. Definitely worth the 5 stars. We left happy & stuffed x
We received a warm greeting and were personally shown to our room and given instruction on how things worked in the room. It was spacious with patio doors out to the pub garden. Be aware a trainline runs right next to the pub, but services stop at about 9pm, so it doesn't disrupt your sleep. The rooms had been newly refurbished to a high standard. Wi-fi worked fine. A limited cold buffet breakfast was laid out in the morning and you order your hot food fresh; I opted for eggs benedict. When it arrived bacon replaced the normal ham and a crusty roll the normal muffins. That said it was tasty. The breakfast ladies were particularly friendly. This is a nice, clean place to stay, if a little pricey.
Fab room, large with a modern bathroom with lots of cupboard space and shelving in the shower. Large fluffy towels and plenty of them. Hot water at all times. Everything you could want in a room is there, including an iron and ironing board. The air con is very easy to use and found it a good system.. Filey is a short drive from the Piebald. Most of the staff were helpful and happy. Breakfast is very good with a pleasant lady that serves you. Stephanie that works behind the bar is always happy to help and very pleasant. Liz, the supervising manager booked us in for a meal on the Saturday, but when we arrived she had booked us in on the wrong day and we had to wait to be served as there were no tables. This was annoying, especially as she did not apologise.