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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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All reviews beef mash fish and chips yorkshire pudding salad lasagna sunday lunch fantastic carvery lovely pub large portions specials board meats
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to The Cliff tonight for tea and we all had the Special Yorkshire pudding wrap with roast potatoes 😋 and Wow it was absolutely amazing never ever have i had a Sunday dinner in a Yorkshire pudding wrap before this was different level...i wish id taken a picture the whole meal was beautiful tasted delicious Chef Paul definitely needs to get this on the main menu or a regular on the Special menu i’d be back every week, so if you fancy something different please try this week i even had other customers commenting on how good it looked well believe me it tasted even better! Well Done Paul xMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Went sat 25th nov … a evening with 3 course and entertainment!! Well eat can I say the food was really well presented prawn cocktail was amazing !! The beef was so tender … ohh the coffee and walnut dessert was out of this world..... fantastic night 10 out of10More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

My husband and I had a beautifully cooked lunch this afternoon from the Specials board. I chose crispy belly pork, mashed potatoes, veg and pepper sauce. It was delicious, bellypork really tasty and the mash creamy. My husband chose turkey and ham pot pie cooked...with leeks and mushrooms topped with a puff pastry lid, chips and peas.He cleared his plate! There is always a friendly atmosphere in the pub and the staff are very kind and helpful.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

What a place! Me and my partner came in as we’d heard rave reviews about the food so thought we’d give the carvery a try! Be warned, book in advance as the place was bustling! Atmosphere was spot on, warm and cosy and super friendly!...Greeted by a member of staff at the door who showed us to our table! Partner went and ordered at the bar and then we proceeded to head to the carvery! Oh my god! First, the guys behind the counter were so lovely! Generous helpings of the meat, I got pork and beef (amazing), then the veg, all hot and fresh with new batches being brought out from the kitchen! Crispy yorkshires, piping hot mash and the carrots were spot on! Staff came to clear our plates and asked if I’d like anything wrapping up as I couldn’t finish it! Cannot fault the food Nor the service in this place! Can’t wait to come back for more food soon! 🖤More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Very disappointed family group of 13 carvery veg was cold potatoes lumpy as was swede gravy too thick lumpy meat was delicious Yorkshire puddings burnt on outside uncooked in middle other qiest had panini with chips didn't enjoy no customer service plates were hardly touched...no one asked if everything was ok this was a 60th celebration won't be going backMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

This is our first visit on a Sunday and it is exceptionally busy and popular. The website is not up to date re prices and what’s on offer. Yes, we knew the carvery was on but there were only a handful of other meals on...offer. Staff were excellent, rearranging our seating to make it easier to access. You get a choice of 4 meats (2 at most) and a multiple selection of veg. We took a gravy boat and had 3 adult carveries and a smaller one for the baby. Meat was plentiful and tasty, veg excellent. Our other dish was beef and gravy in a bun with homemade chips. This did take a while to arrive but was tasty too. Dissapointing for us and seems a trend now is the extremely pricy soft drinks, £3! Way too much in our opinion, but other bars and restaurants are charging similar.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

Third time we have visited, always been good except today! Food poorly cooked, but for my friend and I it was the floor show that really that was deplorable! Two staff members having an argument, language disgusting! Definitely won’t be going back! It would have...been nice if the manager had apologised on behalf on his staff!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

It does what it says on the tin. No messing about, no trying to be something they are not, just good, old fashioned pub grub of the highest order and very reasonably priced. Great menu and fast service. Highly recommended. I was going to take...a photo of our meals but gluttony got the better of us.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

Arrived today at a very busy venue which is always a good sign. We had to wait till 3pn for a seat but the lovely lady at the host desk said she would call it in when a table became free. I hardly had to...wait. The food was awesome. So fresh. High quality meats and lots of it too. We will be back. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

Great for food or just for a drink. The food is freshly cooked, very large portions and delicious. The fish was enormous, white flakes in a perfect batter. Lasagne - unbeatable, service brilliant.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023

Had Cumberland sausage, bubble and squeak with poached eggs from the specials board. It was delicious. My husband had fish and chips with mushy peas and salad which was excellent. Lots of people eating but service was prompt and staff friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Lovely food here at The Cliff. The staff were friendly and obviously used regularly by locals cos everyone seemed to know everyone. Nice atmosphere tho and the food was good quality and excellent value. We booked for 12 thinking it would be quiet but everyone...else must have has same idea cos it was extremely busy. Had to queue for food but it was nice and hot with plenty of choice both of meat and veg. Would definitely go again and try a later reservation next time. Thank you to all the staff who work extremely hard.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022

You must go here! The most beautiful pub, amazing food and a lovely atmosphere. I’d like to make a very special mention to the bar lady (with a southern accent and dark hair) was absolutely amazing. She truly went above and beyond and made such...an effort with our table, she couldn’t do enough for us. So would be great for management to get this feedback to her :)More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022 via mobile

By far the best carvery anywhere in this town.....food is amazing, staff are friendly and helpful, make sure you book to avoid disappointment, it is that busy ...well worth it

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

Today (27/02/2022), We decided to try The Cliff Pub for Sunday Lunch as we've never been before. We booked a table & on arrival were given our table number. I had to ask where the table was as we'd not been before( I think that's...the first question we should have been asked on arrival). We weren't told whether it was order at the bar or if staff came to the tables so I went to the bar to ask, it was pay at the bar. For two regular adult meals plus two soft drinks, the bill was £24.40. We then joined the queue at the carvery. A chef plated your choice of Meat(s) then it was self serve on rest. I chose the beef. The self serve options were Mash, roasties, Yorkshire puddings, carrots, peas, cabbage, broccoli, swede & parsnips. My hubby chose the beef aswell but had to wait some time as the chef had run out of plates & despite him asking a member of the kitchen team to bring some out to him, the chef had to go looking for plates. Once sat down, I have to say the meal was very disappointing for £8.95 a head. The mash was only just warm, parts of the swede were cold and couple of the parsnips hard. We didn't have much gravy either, literally had to scrape the bottom of the gravy barrel to get any out. It's a shame it was so disappointing as its such a lovely pub but today it just didn't do it for us. 6/10More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Yes, The Cliff offers takeaway services.

The Cliff is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5