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177 Portsmouth Road, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9AD, England
+44 23 9255 0303
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been to this place many times always been very good. Unfortunately went there last week with my wife and brother-in-law and were very disappointed in the service. The waitress and waiter seemed more interested in talking around the bar than serving customers, before the service has been good. We were told sit anywhere, OK but then had to wait for... More 

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Thank Malcolm D
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Malcolm. I'm really sorry to read that you were left waiting for so long. I will look into this. I do hope you'll come back and see us again. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the Inn by the sea and are here often. Tracy the Manager and Husband Lee have a great team. There always happy welcome you when you arrive and always say good bye. See you next time. The food is fab. Great family food. From cook breakfast to Roast and much more on the menu to cover all taste.... More 

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Thank Debbie M
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback Debbie. I am very lucky to have such a nice team. I will pass on your comments to them. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy - Well used. Best to book to ensure a seat otherwise queuing system. A carvery bar restaurant. Nice location plenty of parking.

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Thank James Y
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback James. We do get busy so booking a table is a good idea. Hope to see you again soon. Hope you have a nice Easter weekend. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this place for a carvery meal quite regularly with different members of my family and children. I also sometimes come for the buffet breakfast. I have been visiting regularly for approximately 7 years. Every single time I visit, and it is not always the same time of day, I am always amazed at how at home we are... More 

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Thank puteecat
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. It truly is nice to see that our aim of making people feel at home does work. Thank you for the last 7 years of your custom and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. I will pass on your lovely comments to the rest of the team. Thanks again. More 

makeni
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beer ok.. went to the carvery.. when i asked mrs Hitler to cut me a piece of gammon off a different joint as the other was .. for me,,, too dry. I was told i had to have the piece i did not want.. a good healthy pitbull would have its work cut out for that .. so i declined... More 

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Thank thundermerc
General Manager A, General Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I will look into them. Although, name calling isn't necessary to get your point across. More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place for the first and last time the other evening. Complete chaos from start to finish. Took an age to get served at the bar with the young waitress's not sure what they we're doing, asked to explain the menu/carvery options we we're firstly met with silence and a confused look. When asked again we got...eer...not sure...eer... perhaps... More 

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Thank S R
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. I will look into the points you have raised. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love having breakfast here. Reasonably price buffy style all you can eat breakfast. Unlimited coffee.

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Thank powell1981
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback. It's great to see you enjoy having breakfast with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Use this place quite a lot. Love the breakfast and lunch. Although recently went here for dinner and it was very dry and beef was inedible, which was a shame. Staff very friendly. And very good price.

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Thank lu_stig91
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Lu_stig91. We are glad you come back to us, as too the beef being dry, I apologise and will get it looked into straight away. Hopefully we see you soon. More 

Orpington
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Place was ok, but was not really impressed with the service. Servers all pretty young and not really as friendly as experienced staff would be. But it wasn't loud and we could get a seat pretty much we're we wanted. Food was middle of the road, Carvery was good for value. Would use again for family meal.

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Thank 666sp
General Manager A, Manager at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your feedback. Great to see you'd visit us again with your family. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,595 reviews
710 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The carvery was very cheap and good value. Nice selection of drinks and really liked the roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and vegetables and the veggie gravy.

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General Manager A, Owner at The Inn by The Sea, responded to this review

Ethan, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
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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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?