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“While looking around for somewhere to eat...”

The Five Arches Tavern
Ranked #35 of 114 Restaurants in Tenby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$33
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“While looking around for somewhere to eat...”
Reviewed 7 August 2010

While looking around for somewhere to eat we stumbled upon this bar/restaurant. We went upstairs to the restaurant which looks lovely as we were after a proper 'pub' type restaurant and good pub food. We were greeted and told we could sit where we liked so we chose a nice table beside a window. The whole feel of the restaurant was that of a cosy warm pub. Our waitress was very polite and seemed very happy with her service which is brilliant to see. Very curteous and polite too. I ordered a beef dinner and my partner ordered sweet and sour chicken. Both were very generously portion and very tasty too. Food was obviously fresh. We then ordered lumpy bumpy which I hadn't tried before and again very generously portioned and it was beautiful. Left the restaurant very happy indeed and will be returning. Fabulous!

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1 Thank blimpsrcool
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“you may not get what you order”
Reviewed 29 June 2010

We recently visited this pub for sunday lunch, it was quite busy so the friendly staff guided us up to the restaurant. There was no highchair for our toddler as it was in use. I ordered roast chicken my husband beef. It didn't take long to arrive and was hot, the childrens meals appeared to be just reheated. My husband was unable to eat any of his meal as he said he could smell lamb and it tasted of lamb. The waitress came at the end of the meal and asked if everything was ok, my husband explained that his meal tasted of lamb and he really doesn't like lamb which is why he'd ordered beef. The waitress then spoke to cook and returned to tell us that indeed the gravy contained the juice of all the meats they cooked as she mixed them together explaining why his beef dinner smelled and tasted of lamb! Just as well he wasn't allergic!! This aside we were charged in full for 4 meals although 1 was totally inedible, not good service, and i wouldn't return there.

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2 Thank loubie88
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sueTenby, Owner at The Five Arches Tavern, responded to this review, 3 September 2010
really sorry to hear the incident about the gravy on your dinner, perhaps it is something we should consider writing on the menu, so people are aware the gravy is made from both beef and lamb stock, Sorry again
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