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“We had a great time!”
Review of Mill Bay Inn

Mill Bay Inn
Ranked #34 of 68 Restaurants in Ventnor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This is not an easy review and I have probably been a little generous with the grading because we had such a great time there. We called in on the first night of our break after we had eaten and had such a wonderful time with the staff and custmers that we calle back two days later for a meal. Unfortunately, they were not doing food that evening, but we were recognised by the chef and front of house and they opened up the kitchen and cooked for us specially, The food was good enough and we were very grateful. We had another great evening and wil certainly call back on a future visit. There are not many places so obliging. The beer is good and wellkept, the place is clean and the sea views wonderful..

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Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

A very well presented and tasty crab salad. In warm weather, shaded from a hot sun, an ideal spot for a leisurely lunch.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This place as such potential to be much better than it is at present. I suspect they rely on the overspill of clients from other establishments. The beer and atmosphere was good but the staff trying to serve brunch and drinks were struggling as there was enough of them to cope. Unfortunately, the visually presentable full English breakfast did not live up to expectations as it was cold. Maybe I just caught it on a bad day. I wouldn't dash back but I hope they pull things around for the staff's sake.

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Reviewed 6 June 2013

The outside dinning at the Mill Bay provides you with spectacular views over the ocean. Food good, service adequate.

Thank Jonathan N
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

Ordered 2 halves of Yates Undercliffe expecting a light refreshing drink, only to be served a cloudy, sour and undeniably dead product. More worryingly, the barmaid didn't understand what could be wrong, claiming it was only put on a week ago!!! She even showed me the barrel in question that had a best before date of December 13th and it was good for a month when opened.

Having explained the fine art of real ale management and limited shelf life of cask ale (3-4 days) and that the date on the barrel was when it should be opened by, she conceded it might be why she was having a lot of wastage and a number of returns. Shame on the Yate's rep for not giving guidance on cellar and beer management.

Wasn't offered a refund or alternative. In the circumstances, I decided not to try the Ringwoods Best Bitter but had a nice cup of tea instead. The place has been done up nicely since we visited a year ago, but we didn't try the new restaurant which looked very attractive. Perhaps they are concentrating on the food and not the beer.

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1  Thank blackadderly
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