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“Average British Gastropub”
Review of The Porch House

The Porch House
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Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: British, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
St Ives, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Average British Gastropub”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Visited the restaurant on a Wednesday night, initial impression was it was a great looking place, solid menu so my wife and I chose it eat here. Slow service (looked under staffed), waitress apologised for everything ( off putting), food served on wooden boards ( no need, out of date concept), others around us were not happy with service, two tables got main course before they got their first round of drinks. Should be a lot better than it was, shame.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
“Delicious”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the cook breakfast that was included in the price of the hotel. We also had a delicious fish pie for dinner.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Gillian H
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, silly mistake on the food”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Following the good reviews on trip advisor, we thought we'd give it a whirl. Booking a table was very cumbersome - they don't open Sundays and then we were told no tables were available but to try the bar and then when we arrived it seemed half empty! On the whole, the food was good, but my partner's main was a fish pie and when it arrived it had literally no sauce in it, just about 2 inches of dry mashed potato! Apart from that, the food was good, but the service was average.

Visited May 2014
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Thank VanessaKMoore
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2 reviews
“Good food”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

All the food was tasty but the fish pie could have had a little more fish. 5 out of 6 people were satisfied

Visited May 2014
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Thank gwyneth r
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Newport, United Kingdom
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641 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat. Supplement beware”
Reviewed 19 May 2014


Porch House

A really enjoyable few drinks in the sunshine - we sat out the front and
had the prawn sandwiches and chips which was good. The pub is very well
presented and looks recently refurbished. The conservatory and rear garden
also looked very nice. Friendly staff behind the bar and serving the food
in the afternoon. We returned again in the evening for a quick snack of
bread and olives in the conservatory but the service was very slow and
disjointed. Also we were a little put out at being charged an extra
supplement for not eating a main course - we objected on principle and had
this charge removed.

Visited May 2014
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Thank JP070766
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