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“Where to eat in hawkhurst”
Review of The Black Pig - CLOSED

The Black Pig
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hampshire
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Where to eat in hawkhurst”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Recommended by Ian at the Field Green Oast, who booked a table for us, part of the service at his B and B. Good quality food based on english traditional cooking, served by helpful staff. Not expensive. So good we went back the second night, really good atmosphere, but book at the weekend.

Visited July 2014
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English first
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Ave.”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

As a group of 3 we'd booked for a mid-week dinner, and although the pub. was not very busy with diners, we're directed to a fairly small table; the staff were good,'though 2 of the 3 of us found our meals somewhat lacking in taste, presentation etc.
No major complaints, but I did suffer stomach situ. for 2 days thence, which may be attributed to either the starter: blue cheese & mackerel pâté or to the main course: beef stroganoff, which also tasted rather more creamy than it should.
Not a bad atmosphere, but not good either...

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Puth, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good Pub food as you would hope for”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Very nice food from a menu with enough originality was served to us also improvising for our dietary wishes. Nice friendy atmosphere. Parking our car took some time.

  • Visited June 2014
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Tunbridge Wells
1 review
“Awful - won't ever be returning”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Staff brusque and unfriendly. Food only equal to what can be purchased at any supermarket. One desert was burnt and inedible for which we received a refund.

We have eaten at the Black Pig many times since it first opened but never again. We waited 50 minutes for a cold starter to share between four. Another 35 minutes passed before main courses arrived. An unconsumed latte was added to our bill. This was because from the bar the waitress glimpsed a latte glass on out table, not realising ice cream had been served in it. Beer was drawn from end of barrel and had to be replaced.
Over the years we have enjoyed many evenings at the Black Pig, hence our return. But things have obviously changed at this establishment. After this last experience we couldn't wait to get out of the place, never to return.

  • Visited July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Held a table for us”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Kindly took a phone order from our B&B host to make sure we didn't miss lunch. Excellent service , great food. Thank you

Visited June 2014
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