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“Not a great experience”
Review of The Wellington

The Wellington
Ranked #24 of 66 Restaurants in Seaford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I went there for my sisters 50th birthday gathering on Sunday lunchtime, continuing through to the afternoon and evening. There were around twenty five people expected at various stages, so she had discussed the logistics with the staff prior to the visit and even though not everyone was expected to eat, was allocated a medium size table in the restaurant on the pretense that the bar area would be busy.

The staff were awful from the start, there simply wasn’t enough room on the cramped table so around half of the early guests chose not to eat and that seemed to add further to their chagrin. The food itself was a little above average but the attitude of the waiter was completely intolerable.

Guests were pointedly ignored at the bar, generally up to twenty minutes despite the fact that the bar wasn’t particularly busy. Unbelievably on one occasion when ordering ten or so drinks, we were told by the landlady that she was too busy and would have to write it down and do it when she had time.

In appreciation that the group generated several hundred pounds worth of revenue, the extra business was clearly not valued at all by the owners and it was a terribly disappointing experience.

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4  Thank davidmayers
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

They serve some really excellent ales here. Harveys is the local brew and my favourite, but the choices make me hesitate before deciding. It's a well known watering hole and attracts locals, small meetings, get-togethers and so on.

The food was really good although I have to admit as it was 3 months ago I can't recollect details. There is also a 'grill your own steak as you like it' facility which is somewhat novel.

Recommended.

1  Thank Harbroe
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

After a business meeting in the area, some colleagues and I went to the Wellington for an after work drink as one of them was staying in the hotel.

The bar was busy but cosy, the staff efficient and there was a wide selection of real ales, at least 10 of them. One of my colleagues was very enthusiastic about the choices of beers, although I chose the Czech lager !

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3  Thank fatbear2000
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Undoubtedly the Wellington has the best selection of ale in all of Seaford. I don't go there often however I really like that there is a different selection of guest ales every time.

2  Thank 316Mike975
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I went there for an early dinner after walking in the Seven Sisters Park. The fish and chips was delicious and they have an excellent choice of ales. The pub has a lot of atmosphere and appears to be very popular with local people, always a good sign.

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2  Thank LisaCatriona
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