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“Excellent”
Review of The Pippin

The Pippin
Ranked #218 of 313 Restaurants in Maidstone
Price range: US$8 - US$26
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Purveyors of fine wines and good times, we're no strangers to the art of quality thirst quenching. With our extensive wine list, new and improved cocktail menu and Cask Marque certified ales, you can be sure to find just the tonic, whatever your tipple, in Allington's best local boozer. But we're not just about eating and drinking... We firmly believe that any pub should be the hub of its local community, and try to provide a selection of events to cater for all the eclectic and wonderful people who live in Allington. Our door is always open (during designated opening hours) and there's always something going on to get involved with or laugh at in equal measures. It's not a pub, it's a way.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Restaurant was quiet - but it was only 6.30pm !

Staff were attentive without being OTT & all courses were delivered hot, all together (for a party of 6), exactly as described and really delicious !

It was a special meal for an 80th Birthday & all our requests i.e balloons, cake & candles etc we're no problem !

Would HIGHLY recommend

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank JillFulch
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English first
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Night out”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Lovely evening with the girls on Friday night. Matt the waiter was great. He was very helpful and tentative. He was also great fun and kept us entertained. Food was great too. Thanks so much.

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Thank welcome12
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Could be a good venue but the service lets them down”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Over the weekend I went to the Pippin for a meal with some friends. It did not seem that busy in the restaurant but we waited a long time for a food and drinks. We were sat close to the entrance to the kitchen and we constantly heard a bell being rung (we assumed this was done when food was ready) but there was no-one to collect the food. By the time we received our meals the chips were cold which we can only assume was because the food was ready for a while before we got it. Maybe if they had more staff they would be better equipped to offer a better service and hot food. Not what you would expect of a Greene King pub.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Mary W
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor service”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I recently visited the Pippin for a meal, having been going there for years I thought I knew what the place would be like as it used to be one of my favourites. But I was not happy. The food was good but there was a long wait and service was appalling. It seems to me that they are majorly understaffed or the management just does not care. Don't know if I will be going back anytime soon unless there is a change.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank FairyTee
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“DONT BOTHER”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

i visited pippins with my husband wednesday-28.5.14
we were showed to a table amongst dirty uncleared tables.
the waitress took our drink order.
15 mins later another waitress arrived and asked to take our order. what about our drinks i said?
i will take the drink order now too she said. we have already orderd drinks i said- she took the order again then took our meal order.my husband asked what the soup was and she said she didnt know so my husband chose a prawn cocktail and i did too.i tried to get a steak but with potatoes instead of chips but she said that couldnt be done, even though the meal i plumped for, steak & ale pie had mash with it??
after which she took the drink order again as she had forgotten what we asked for.
10 mins later our drinks appeared.
another five mins later our starters arrived. we had no cutlery and condiments. the waitress said she would fetch these.
five mins of staring at our starters the salt and pepper and cutlery were just put down on the middle of the table.
after the starter was finished and cleared away and another 10 mins went by the main course came- with no cutlery- again we waited 5 mins and again the cutlery was just put down in the middle of the table.
we ordered some more drinks, ate our dinner then when the drinks didnt arrive called the waitress over explained that our drinks never came again and that we just wanted the bill, which we paid and left.
the meal was ok but no frill and service was poor.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank j N
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