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“Reliable Pub Grub for all age groups”
Review of Dog and Partridge

Dog and Partridge
Ranked #88 of 122 Restaurants in Morecambe
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This pub has steadily improved over the last ten years - especially so since the current landlord arrived with his wife and family. The place has gone from a blokes-only sort of pub to the sort of place where 'ladies who lunch' of mature years feel happy. It has plenty of attraction still for the thirsty workers popping in for a pint, but it has spread its appeal to include trendy young girls, family groups and pensioners (who have a special menu during the middle of the day).

When it is at its busiest it may not be the place for speedy service - but at quieter times the staff are very efficient and attentive. We deliberately arrive outside the rush hour and have had good experiences of the food (usually sticking to pub standard fare such as gammon and chips or jacket potato with beans and bacon).

2  Thank G and B R
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We visited for the first time today, arriving at 12.45pm amidst quite a lunchtime rush by the look of things.
The menu was quite extensive and had a few things I've not seen elsewhere.
For a starter 3 of us shared 'Mucky Chips' a lovely combination I've not seen elsewhere, chips, cheese, jalapenos, onions with mayonnaise mustard - divine. Unfortunately we waited an hour for it, I can only put this down to lack of staff as I've been plenty of places just as busy at lunchtime but never had such a long wait!
The steak my daughter ordered was supposed to be medium rare but was totally rare in the middle, so she only managed the outside edges we didn't sent it back as we didn't have time to wait for another. My steak baguette was a little bland and we were not asked if we wanted any sauces, had to ask for mustard to spice it up a bit. Portion sizes were decent.
I may go back but would probably go mid afternoon when there is less likely to be a rush.

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1  Thank christiesgal
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We went to the pub to celebrate a birthday.......what an error!!!
The pub was not full but service was awful - as was the food.
The meals all came at different times- 15 minutes between the first and last meal, Not satisfactory. When we complained to the waitress she shrugged her shoulders!!!!

One meal was stone cold and when it was sent back to the kitchen we expected a fresh meal- the waitress told us it had been microwaved.

Give this place a miss. It used to be good.

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8  Thank juliesawyer58
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Superb choice of menu and reasonably priced. Well worth a visit, friendly staff.
Called in for lunch and it was fairly quiet, have been before of an evening when i is really busy, but still worth it.

1  Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Letter to Greene King Pubs Customer Services

9 September 2013

Dear Sir,

My wife and I have just returned from sunday lunch at the Dog and Partridge, Bare.

We have used the pub quite a few times over the course of the summer, and had always found it to be good value for money and reflecting acceptable standards of service.

Today has taught us that you cannot depend on pubs such as this to be consistent in their approach to customer service, an essential part of the pub food "package".

So what let this pub down, seeing as we had previously had scant reason to find fault with its presentation of this "package"?

Firstly staff awareness of customers' needs; although it is the end of summer, I would still expect bar staff to know how to prepare and serve a Pimms and lemonade. Customers should not have to remind staff that the essence of a Pimms is the fruit cup. This means rather more than the slices of lemon and lime (not a dash of lime cordial), but with the addition of apple, orange, strawberries, cherries and mint leaves. The Pimms served today was yellow in colour and had only a slice of lemon and a slice of lime;
Secondly when staff inform the customer that desserts may be ordered through them (as opposed to standing up and going at the bar yourself), they should ensure that the order is placed. It took 35 minutes today to serve one apple pie and ice cream and a syrup sponge pudding and ice cream (a microwave pudding takes less than one minute, and this was not anything else);
Thirdly when staff are asked by the customer whether or not the pudding has been correctly ordered, they should (if the order has not been placed) reply to the fact that a) a mistake. Then to say the order "was on the way", when in fact it duly arrived 7 minutes later!!! All in all a total irritation;
Fourthly staff should learn how to serve a hot single shot expresso as opposed to a cold and watery black soup! It took far too long, and was hampered, I suspect, by the staff concerned being pre-occupied with social chit chat with other bar staff. We went to the pub last wednesday and had excellent scampi and chip and Pimms with strawberries and cherries and excellent expresso served with plenty of smiles all the space of 30 minutes;
There is also the constant irritation of being asked "Is everything alright?, when you are only half way through your main course; ask at the end when the customer pays and then feedback will be given. By the way the food was OK.
To sum up, there appeared to be a lack of leadership and motivation in the bar today..4 girls running about looking as though they were battling their way through the day.. the customers seemingly very much in the way.

So I ask you what price must the customer pay for "consistency?" We are glad that today was not a special occasion, since the performance on today's standards would have spelt "disaster". Where to go next sunday??? Any ideas??

Michael Parker

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10  Thank melbourne3010
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