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“Not sure if we had developed powers of invisiblitilty or just being ignored”

The Granby Hotel - Whitby
Ranked #94 of 225 Restaurants in Whitby
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Popped in here for a Sunday evening meal during our stay in Whitby. There appeared to be a good selection but several items from the menu were unavailable. The food was average but plentiful and we settled down near the TV to watch while we ate. Part way through our meal and without a word to us, the landlord turned the TV sound completely off saying he "was sick of it". It would have been nice to be asked if we minded, Manners cost nothing. So rude! We left soon after, passing the local drunk as on our way out. On our experience, it's not the friendliest of hostelries and certainly not meriting a second visit.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Not the cheapest drinks, but the beers are well kept.
The major plus point is the food. We always eat out when staying in Whitby and for quality, value and portion size, the Granby cannot be beaten.
It's a locals' pub, but friendly and comfortable. A place where casual drinking and bar meals go hand in hand.
Highly recommended and well worth seeking out.

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Thank BeeksYork
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

As we were staying somewhere near, we decided to have something to eat and maybe stay for the evening for a few drinks.
Ordered a "Granby Burger" for myself, and "Whitby Cod" for the better half.
The best i can say about either meal was, we ate it for the simple reason we were hungry and couldn't be bothered with the hassle of complaining.
The "Granby Burger" was, basically a shop bought frozen beef burger with a bit of cheese on it.
The "Whitby Cod".....well, it might have been caught in Whitby, but probably by good old Captain Birdseye....is cod not supposed to be white? This was a very dull grey colour, and wasn't exactly the biggest "cod" fillet i've ever seen.
Been there, won't go back.

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Thank JeffRel
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Been there on 2 consecutive days and served by 2 different bar staff, asked for 2 X gin and tonics, expected 2 receive these in tall slim glasses with ice and slice of lemon, but on both occasion received drinks in half pint beer glasses, asked the staff to change to adequate glasses and drink was changed to a single whisky glass, staff did not know what an appropriate glass was !
I approached the manager and aired my issue he then instructed the staff to change our galsses, still not the correct glass, the manager then did come and ask if the glass was satisfactory, and advised that they did not stock glasses were not always available for all types of drinks, i could accept and understand this if the pub was full, but this was not the case

In my experiences as a drinker has the ruling of serving drinks in the appropriate glass gone out of the window, do managers no longer train there staff??
I approached the manager and told him of the issue, he instructed the bar staff to off

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had meal with friends, decent pub food at reasonable price, dogs are allowed. Near to b&b and not far from centre.

Thank Lindsey08
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