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“Staff rude - food mediocre at best” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cat with No Tail Pub

The Cat with No Tail Pub
Ranked #119 of 152 Restaurants in Douglas
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Staff rude - food mediocre at best”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Visited here lunchtime and it was obvious from the start we were putting the barmaid out by asking for food. I don't think this was a one off as another couple were asking for a small alteration to something on the menu and that appeared to be hugely problematic too.

A guy then arrived at the bar and uttered "what do you want to drink"?, handed over my card for payment not a word of thanks, nothing.

Two jacket potatoes arrived in lightning speed, absent of the promised coleslaw and the smallest salad I have seen in a long time. Tables were sticky, the place was a let down, and I can say with certainty I will not be going back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Wonderful location - that's it I guess!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I believe that I have been a little unkind in giving the place a 2 overall rating. The folks who run it and cook/serve the food are great. Location is fine too.
If you are visiting the IOM for the first time and you visit it on your first day when you are tired, hungry and don't care about the cost then this is for you.
If there was a category for mediocrity, overpriced food, lack of choice and luke warm food then this is a 5+.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Amaaaaaaaaaaaazing Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We recently visited the IoM as my Fiance was racing in the TT. We stayed in a house 5 minutes walk from this establishment and we ate twice in the week we were there. The food was amazing. The price was cheap. The staff were lovely. Just cannot fault it. The cat though, had a tail and was very cute! Wish we lived over there as you would certainly be in there all the time.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Likestotravelallover
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice out of town pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had arranged to meet some people here and ate beforehand. The food was very nice and good value for money.

Visited April 2014
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Thank PAULINE V
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Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Totally forgettable food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

We were impressed by the GREEN(yes, green!)(Stonehenge Brewery "Sign of Spring")beer.
But - the meal was totally underwhelming. Chips were oily and soggy. I've never come across tasteless peas. The gammon was OK . It's a shame when a pub doesn't sort this kind of quality out.

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Thank Chris H
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