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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Stayed in Park Dean resort for 4 nights in May. We ate dinner for 3 out of 4 nights at The Paul Jones Bar and Grill in Southerness. Food is very good, service is fast and friendaly. Great atmosphere, traditional pub/restaurant which is also dog...friendly. Good selection of beers and lagers. Overall, the best place to eat in the area bar none.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is lovely, high quality perfectly cooked and steaks have come exactly as requested every time we’ve been. The staff are absolutely lovely and welcoming, we went in this time following our wedding with family and friends and had a lovely evening. Very dog...friendly, even sell pots of dog ice cream! Couldn’t recommend highly enough.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying nearby & whilst walking past this spot we noticed a 'Dogs Welcome' sign, so we went in for drinks. Thankfully the dog friendly area that we sat in was for over eighteens only & the barman was kind enough to supply drinking...water & dog treats. We liked this place so much that we ordered some food too & nipped back in for drinks the next evening. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

We stopped here on Saturday for lunch with family and returned Sunday with our twins again for lunch. We enjoyed the food and would recommend this to friends and family!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

We went to Paul Jones for Sunday lunch. For £14 we were expecting a beautiful full roast beef. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. Portion size was pretty much like a kids portion. 2 slices of beef, 3 small potatoes, a spoonful of...mash and a tablespoon worth of chopped veg. When I queried why it was so expensive there was no accepting customer review and rectifying the issue like offering more vegetables. It was just an excuse of where they bought the meat. Will never go againMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

We noticed this pub was dog friendly but decided on our last day in Southerness to have a late lunch early tea here and we were not disappointed. The food is amazing. The pub lovely seating, spacious and warm with friendly staff. We both had...the soup of the day which was vegetable and was lovely. I had the fish and chips, wow far better than a chippy fish, the flakes of fish melted in your mouth and the batter was crispy and light. My husband had the pasta and was very impressed with the taste. Portion sizes are good, lovely place and would fully recommend. Would definately return again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Me and my family visited here in November and the food was absolutely amazing, everything we had was really really good. Huge thanks to the young chef Sinead! The effort put into the food was 100% noticed!! We met her later in the night after...finishing her shift and she was nothing but kind and polite and had all the time in the world for us. Me and my family will definitely be visiting again in the future if the standards continue!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Great little bar/restraunt, good food and drink, friendly staff, pity its underused by nearby caravan park visitors

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023

We were staying nearby so visited here for drinks and food. Dog and child friendly (the bar isn't child friendly). Food is pretty decent and doesn't take too long, a good place if you are in the area

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Can’t knock this place - been in here every night for dinner - staff very attentive - barmen brilliant and drinks spot on. Had 6 different meals this week and all top notch - well worth a visit and reasonably priced 👍

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

Another great meal. Thank you. We booked luckily as it was very full. Great meal. Staff pleasant. Dogs allowed & made to feel welcome. Thank you. I’m sure we will be back another time

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

Ate there twice ,good portion sizes of usual pub fayre. Nice staff Gets very busy but we had booked so no issue . Very dog friendly

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Lovely atmosphere friendly staff food was all home cooked prompt service delicious food average price for area Background music fab perfect hosts would highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

Excellent food at reasonable prices. Warm welcome and lovely setting. Family friendly away from the maim bar. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Great place to eat. Food was 1st class. I have been her twice this week and cannot find fault or complain about my experience. I would recommend this place to anyone. Excellent staff, polite, and nothing was to much trouble .

Date of visit: September 2023
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28 October 2019|
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Response from sherylt70 | Property representative |
Hi there , sorry we are not open for food on Christmas Day , we just have the bar open for drinks at lunch time , we are open Christmas Eve and Boxing Day though and we have gluten free options on the menu
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Response from Cogsy45 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were a couple of dogs in when we were here Oct 2022.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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