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“Family lunch!”
Review of The Greyhound Inn

The Greyhound Inn
Ranked #3 of 586 Restaurants in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Took my wife and her ageing parents here and they loved the food and the oldy woldy atmosphere.The beer was fine too and we will certainly be returning here

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2  Thank HenryLascala
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Having visited The Greyhound Inn many times, attending events held there and enjoying it every time, I was more than a little surprised at some of the negative comments on Trip Advisor; surprised enough to write a review myself.

In my experience, the food is delicious and always cooked to the customer's liking (unless, of course it would be a health hazard); I am a vegetarian and they have a very good choice of menu for me to choose from; the staff team have always been very polite, friendly and helpful when I have visited, even when they are very busy with an event in the marquee. The marquee is there a couple of times a year for a few months at a time; it is very popular for weddings and parties, charity raising events are held there and also they have live bands and discos on; there is something for everyone there.

The Greyhound is not the "usual run of the mill" modern pub; it is very traditional, in a canal side location. It has a welcoming atmosphere; tasty, freshly cooked food and a very good staff team to serve it to you; I'm not a beer drinker, but I have friends who are real ale drinkers and they tell me that they have the best real ale selection in the area.

They must be doing something right because it is so popular that it is often difficult to get a reservation for a meal or tickets for the events that are on......actually, my last sentence probably tells you more about The Greyhound than any of the reviews on Trip Advisor.

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2  Thank SandieR48
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I am always suspicious of contributors with no previous reviews who take the trouble to sign up to TripAdvisor just to slag a place off - see below - I suspect some folk have a hidden agenda!

This is a lovely traditional country pub, quaintly furnished and set in an idyllic canal-side location. There are no one-armed bandits, quiz machines, juke boxes or central heating, just roaring fires (when appropriate) and a cuckoo clock.

It is a free house, so it's able to offer a wide variety of real ales and lagers, together with bottled continental beers.

There is a lunch menu and also a full menu served both at lunch and dinner. You can eat in the bar or in the more formal dining room, and there are three private rooms for small parties upstairs. Many diners choose to dine al fresco, canal-side, overlooking the cast iron bridge dating back to 1837, whilst watching the parade of narrow boats attempting the difficult turn into another canal system, sometimes with alarming and amusing results. Think groundings, crashes and men overboard!

There are tables outside by the canal, a side garden with shade and a large beer garden with a snack van and kiddies' play area out back. Occasionally the back garden is closed when they erect a marquee for special events.

A hidden gem is the Whippet Bar - small greyhound, geddit? - in the back garden, which is similarly idiosyncratically furnished like the main pub.

This pub is so popular you should book in advance for dinner and at weekends.

The owners are very conscientious and proud of their multi-award winning pub. I would not want to dine next to someone changing their baby's nappy in a dining room either. Disgusting!

There is a large but pot-holed car park to the rear.

If you are not local, the Greyhound Inn can be quite difficult to find, so print out a map and set your sat-nav.

It's worth it.

3  Thank Bollinge
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Very nice place but the choice of beers, ales and lager is dangerously wide! A quick visit to discover a couple of new beers soon turned into a night of tasting almost every tipple available!

2  Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Please do not eat at this god awful place. The staff are rude, chavvy and utterly vile. Huffing and puffing when asked a question. Unhelpful unfriendly and I will never step in this pub again

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20  Thank Nixynoomoo
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