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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great time on 7 Mile Beach…. And, I want to give a special shout out to Fanny at the front desk (she gave us amazing destinations for restaurants and other points of interest) and to Rocky for his help ( he...made sure we got where we needed on time).. such a great trip!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

This hostelry can get very busy so well worth booking. Food was excellent with some great specials on the chalk board. Staff were super friendly and attentive but not overpowering. If you're looking for proper pub grub this is well worth a visit if in...the area.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

We had an evening business/social meeting and we chose this pub as recommended and central for all of us. Difficult to fault anything. There were just as many specials on the board as on the main menu. Food, beer and service were excellent and probably...best pub food I’ve had for a long time.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Festive lunch with friends. Seriously the best pub Christmas lunch I've had. The Smoked salmon, prawn and crayfish cocktail for starters was lovely. Very generous portion for a starter. Beef for main with the best roast potatoes, yorkie and plenty of fresh, hot, vegetables. I...had a cheese plate instead of a sweet dessert, which had 5 different cheeses and plenty of crackers. Ending with coffee and a mini mince pie. Such great value for money. A cosy, traditional pub with friendly and welcoming staff.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

The Hampton Inn is still as good as when the Landlords took it over. Lunch was excellent and very good value. Staff were lovely. Thank you

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Really disappointed. Not allowed roast dinner outside so ordered a lamb shank. It came out with no lamb on it. It was just a bone with the bit of lamb had fallen off! I complained to the waiter who laughed and agreed. He took it...away and when returned back with the same plate which was now cold. And said sorry the chef didn’t realise the lamb had fallen into the pan with the gravy and now there is extra. It certainly looked different so I took the plate. What the chef had actually done is just stuck teensy bit of lamb back on top of the bone and no extra. Absolute disgrace. 3 bites and that’s all I got. Will no return!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

The dinner here was nice enough. My partner really loved their food. I found it rather OK for a pub. This is no gastro pub. The staff are friendly and the service good and it is right on the seafront, so nice views. All that...is good but it wasn't 5 stars for me.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Went with a couple of friend, had booked a table, and just as well we did asctge place was packed, inside and out. Food was lovely, couldn't fault it. Staff were very attentive and friendly even in the extreme heat they was working in. Will...definitely go back again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Went for some lunch, food tasty and reasonable priced. Dog friendly on the sea front with amazing views. Staff polite and friendly, highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

We visited the Hampton Inn because it was close to where we were staying and the reviews were good. This turned out to be one of the best pub meals we have had in a very long time. I chose the lamb shank which was...delicious and the sauce/gravy/jus was very flavoursome. My wife enjoyed her meal of liver and bacon which again was well presented and cooked to perfection. The desserts were also of a very high standard and reasonably priced. Thank you to the Hampton Inn for a fantastic meal.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

This was so close to a 4 but I was stifled by personal preferences which brought it down. Clearly a very popular venue with most seating inside and outside taken up. Nice to see dogs welcomed. However I was initially struck by the ambient noise...inside. That meant throughout our meal it was hard to speak and listen, (including interacting with the excellent staff). The excellent sea view was a bonus. I started with the halloumi fries with a salad garnish and chilli sauce. The salad was well dressed with a tasty sauce and gave everything expected. I followed with the jackfruit pie with chips and mixed veg. The pie was again very tasty but the pastry base was rock hard which offered a bit of a challenge. The chips were fine and the vegetables were varied and perfectly cooked and presented on a white hot dish. One negative here was the gravy was presented in a chipped boat which is, in my eyes, unacceptable. For pudding I had the apple crumble with custard. It was presented with a variety of berries on top which was an unexpected, and unnecessary surprise, in my opinion. As I was on the set menu, I really didn't need them. Overall a very pleasant meal, well presented and warranting a decent tip. I accept that you cannot turn the guest volume down but you can remove the chipped crockery. Thanks.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Fabulous food, friendly staff & even better location. Free parking on the main street. Would recommend gets very busy often need to book in advance.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Wonderful family lunch for twelve. Booked in advance with small deposit. Lots of delicious options for gluten free, vegan and regular. Service was so efficient and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful sunny day looking out over Hampton beach and pier. Really enjoyed ourselves....Thanks to Gemma and the team for all your hardwork 🌞More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

This week I’ve been twice in one week with different friends. So collectively 10 people. Everyone admired their meal - the food was fantastic, fresh, decent portions and well presented. Lots of choice on the special board as well as the standard menu. This is...a family & dog friendly pubMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

I am pleased that our return visit lived up to expectations. Another excellent experience, super meal ( Fish pie off specials board), very friendly and efficient service from the staff. It was a Thursday for lunch and the restaurant was full with repeat sittings. Perhaps...that gives an indication of a good restaurant, thanks for making our day at the coast very enjoyable.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Food is served lunchtimes 12 - 2.30pm (12 - 4pm Sundays) and Tues to Sat evenings 6-9pm
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I believe yes the doors are wide enough for disabled access and the restaurant is on that level so can’t see any not. You can see park right outside too- yes on a hill but at the bottom it’s not steep. Hope this helps
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Hampton Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5