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“Disappointing visit”

The Park Gate Inn Restaurant
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Park Gate Inn in Hollingbourne is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

This was not our first visit so I suppose we should have been prepared but last Friday was the worst yet. It was nowhere near full.
There was nothing to shout about, the beer was tepid, the service slow and the starter plates were not cleared before the main food arrived.
The calamari starter was cold and crisp, quite tasteless, the soup serving was meagre, to say the least and the monkfish main was the smallest dish on the table, but the most expensive. We asked about the small portion but were told that what it was.
Of course no tip, we were even prompted for one!!!
Only use this place for pies and small chips any other choice, forget.

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3  Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Went for a meal with friends, there were 4 of us and we were quite late, I think they were close to closing the kitchen but that was no bother for them and we had a delicious meal including desserts without being rushed at all.
Thank you for your friendly service and amazing food. Will definately be visiting again!

1  Thank Tabee
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We've been to the Park Gate Inn many times over the years and it's generally been our preferred venue for a lazy sunday lunch. We haven't been for a while and this time though we were a little disappointed.... :-(

The place wasn't particularly busy, yet service was quite slow and the food was mediocre (whereas in the past it was always better than good).

Sadly, it seemed to be "just another pub" that sells food rather than a nice place to go and eat.

There is a distinct air of "cost cutting" in terms of quality and I'm guessing the chef has changed since we were last there (some time ago admittedly).

I'm not saying we won't go back but we may well think twice about trying somewhere else before we do.

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1  Thank Peter030470
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Loved this pub! My first visit with my friend... Very quiet time of day. Great service and excellent food! I'm coming back again real soon!

3  Thank MallingAdvisor
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Visited with In-laws and Grandma, so good service was essential - and it was.....
However, make sure you request the round table if there are 5 or 6 people in your party, then you will avoid being stuck in a corner in the back room!

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Thank Arthur B
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