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“Time warp to terrible food. ”
Review of The Paddock Inn - CLOSED

The Paddock Inn
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Wales, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Time warp to terrible food. ”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Desperation choice for us with five hungry, ratty kids needing food. It was like stepping into a culinary time warp. This was the kind of pub & food I remember from eating out as a kid in the 80s. Sticky carpets, heavy, dark wood, men farting at the bar (I kid you not), etc. Mains: rump steak, medium/well. Over cooked to consistency of a tired, old Clark's brogue. Scampi was served hot as hell - nuked in the microwave, presumably, and tongue was sore for days - but just like I remember from circa 1983. Kids meals were the usual crap - chicken nuggets, etc. - that even they didn't like. Service was friendly & helpful if a tad slow when things got a bit busier. Extra main on the bill but this was corrected without fuss. Hygiene of the pub, & in particular the toilets, left a lot to be desired. Nothing a complete renovation, new management, recruitment of competent staff & regular cleaning wouldn't correct. Avoid unless facing imminent death from starvation.

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3 Thank CrapFoodGuide
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English first
Tanji, Gambia
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Open all day and providing excellent food”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Stopped here twice for the oven baked jacket potato and chilli. The Portion was HUGE and served with a lovely salad and home made coleslaw, absolutely delicious. Thoroughly recommend this place,

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Terri L
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“there are definitely better places to eat”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Staff friendly enough but the pub had a grubby feel. Sticky tables, too much air freshener to disguise the real smell and try to go somewhere else for the loo! Food menu very unappetizing so we left

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Lula1512
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Barry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Pub in Penally”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Working in the area and using the Paddock for food most nights ,good menu ,the food is always well cooked and presented ,along with a good range of beers ,home from home ,The staff are very friendly and attentive to detail ,well worth asking for their loyalty discount card ,great value for money .

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Mick C
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

While visiting kiln park we decided to leave the park and go out for tea and ended up the paddock inn.The steak was lovely and the kids meals were definitely worth the money friendly staff will visit again :-))

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Ceri-ann30
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