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“Food ok but wine expensive”
Review of The Porch House

The Porch House
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
leicester england
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Food ok but wine expensive”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We called in early afternoon on Sunday for lunch. We were the only ones in the conservatory, but it was a nice afternoon so some were eating outside. We choose the Ploughmans lunch and one beer and a pino. The ploughmans was very nice with fresh ham and cheese, pickle in a pot and salad and pork pie also crusty bread and butter. However, it was served on those horrid wooden boards which I hate. The salad was from a packet and lacked freshness and flavour. Otherwise a nice lunch. Waitress ok, not really on the ball seemed a bit detached. The bill was a big surprise, the food was just under £11 each, that was ok but the glass of white pino was just under £7 nearly as much as the food. This was the most expensive glass of wine I had had in Stow, and it was no different from the rest. What a mark up they have on this as a good bottle of pino rarely costs more than the glass did. Would have had coke if I had realised I was funding the landlords pension pot. What a cheek.

  • Visited June 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Brilliant Old Pub”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stopped in Stow-in-the-Wold specifically to try out this pub - and we weren't disappointed.

Nice staff, good food and brilliant atmosphere. Really lovely pub.

  • Visited May 2014
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“3 out of 4 meals were reasonable but spoilt by a clumsy and unsympathetic response to the 4th persons inedible main course.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Inexperienced but polite waitress was put in an impossible situation by the management who never appeared, when we remarked that some of the food served was cold and of a very poor standard. Very slow service and altogether unsatisfactory. Far more of a welcome at the Bell Inn further down the street.

  • Visited May 2014
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank Andyhaverson
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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