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The Inn by The Sea

177 Portsmouth Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9AD, England
+44 23 9255 0303
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
177 Portsmouth Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9AD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Inn by the Sea does a buffet breakfast. All the usual items plus just recently tinned plum tomatoes (yum, yum). The chef keeps the food well topped up and rarely do you have to wait for anything. You have to pay extra for mushrooms,...More

Thank Nick W
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the 5* review Nick. Our breakfast offer sure does fill people up for the busy day ahead. Really glad to see you enjoyed your breakfast with us. Look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Food wasn't too bad, the carvery was a bit dry but overall not terrible, the service was okay, and would come back here, the overall experience was nice and next time I would probably opt for a main dish from the menu instead of the...More

Thank Daniel F
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review Daniel. See you again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Super cheap hot tasty breakfast. Bit greasy / scrambled egg overcooked. Long wait at the bar as bartender went off to change the pepsi leaving a queue of customers.... Tables dirty /uncleared whilst staff chatted. No cutlery. Let down by the lack of cleanliness and...More

Thank Nicola M
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review Nicola. I'll be sure to look into the comments raised and address them all.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is really just your typical family friendly Crown Carveries pub. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. It wasnt over or understaffed at the point we were there. Food was all cooked really well(we mainly had the Sunday carvery, andit was as good...More

Thank LLG_sunguy
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review. Glad the team were helpful and that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with large group of friends more than once. Very good experience, friendly, helpful, excellent service and very good quality food and drinks. Thank you so much to all the team for such a good experience.

Thank marks a
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We do our best to delivery excellent service to all our guests. I'll be sure to pass your comments on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you all again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice Sunday evening meal. There was a good menu choice in addition to the carvery menu. Had a standard carvery and the carvery meats were well cooked and all the accompanying vegetables were plentiful and hot. Both had a pudding which was...More

Thank LittleMiss40
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback LittleMiss40. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Hopefully you'll be able to rate us a 5* next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for cooked food. Barmaid was pleasant and took order quickly. There were 3 meals required. My brothers vegetarian cottage pie arrived with not much potatoe on it. My partners meal (sausage and mash) was ok but it was help yourself self service as...More

Thank Millie066
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. We serve gravy all day every day. It's on a station that has the condiments such as mint and cranberry sauce on it. Sorry you mis-took the curry sauce for gravy. If you had mentioned this to any member...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the rubbish food and service at the sailmaker I found this place Very friendly great food and great price

Thank fire1Hampshire
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Really pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. Hopefully next time you can rate us a 5*.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good solid carvery, choice of 3 meats, plenty of veg to choose from, also chips, beans etc. Good sauces and good gravy. Reliable carvery at great value, followed by a desert, then finished off with a long walk along the beach!

Thank Heidi P
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback Heidi. Really pleased to see you've enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A popular place which is good value for money, but you do get what you pay for. Nothing amazing, but nice food nonetheless and good selection to choose from. The quality of food can be changeable depending on time of day you visit but generally...More

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General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review.

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Debbs B
4 June 2017|
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Response from Alien1944 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I do not know if they are dog friendly maybe if you gave them a ring you could ask .
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kaztigger
1 August 2016|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
The day I went in they had lasagne and some pie. I wanted a carvery but there was no veg option. You paid 1.00 less but got just veg and gravy. They expect you to buy a vegetarian meal and carvery as well. I didn't fancy... More
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rosemary m
13 July 2016|
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Response from Davyboy44 | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I have no idea, we only go for the carvery, our grandson often has fish if that's any help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 Portsmouth Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Gosport  >  Lee-on-the-Solent
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9255 0303
Description
Part of the Crown Carvery group
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