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“Disappointed”
Review of The Old Ship - CLOSED

The Old Ship
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We have been here several times over the years and travel a few miles to get there, service was slow waited 30 mind for 2 starters and another 40 mins for food, got there at 1.19pm left there at 3.30pm, service is always polite, but couldn't understand delay, been on busier times and served food a lot quicker. Food was not good. We had a roast, the roast potatoes tasted deep fried, meat wasn't up to standard, same with veg normally stay for pudding but was so disappointed didn't want to spend more. Hoping this was a one off. Not nice. Sorry.

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1  Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

When we arrived there was hardly anyone there, and apart from a few extra people arriving it remained quiet for the duration of our visit. The menu was somewhat limited and it took us a while to decide what we wanted. The staff were friendly enough but the place lacked atmosphere, and the meal cost more than expected.

Thank Andy S
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We have eaten at the Old Ship. on several occasions and have never been disappointed.It is simply the best all-round pub restaurant we have been to.In the Lewes area we have eaten at all the highly recommended pubs and restaurants, but none are as good as the Old Ship. Fish and chips, steakpies with light pastry and steaks are a great choice and the apple and raspberry crumble must not be missed.

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Thank AMCaerdydd
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We have eaten here before when in the area. Nothing bad but not just right. Lamb shank Hard and tasteless. ( as though boiled dry and gravy then added) Veg dry could not work out how cooked, could have been fried or oven baked. Stilton mushrooms over cooked and yes too hot to be nice.(heat) staff friendly enough. For us not a good range of beers. (Doombar from Cornwall and one local from Harvey's) Bottles a bit better. Had the E.P.A from Marston's. Sorry but this a personal view.

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Thank Marian F
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I went to the Green Man in Ringmer as this place is amazing since new owner took over, unfortunately it had ten people waiting to even be served at the bar as it has now become so popular. I did not want to wait so i drove here and straight away you could see the place was empty despite being a country pub on a hot day. The service was slow, food a bit dear, and actual food was just cheap ingredients. When will these places learn if you serve good food you can charge these prices and people go back. Here it was expensive prices, cheap ingredients and i probably would not go back. This place is crying out for a good manager to grab the place by the scruff of the neck, and turn it round. For two pubs to be so close and yet so far apart is a real eye opener.

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2  Thank technologycentre
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