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“Disappointed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dovey Inn

Dovey Inn
Ranked #8 of 16 Restaurants in Aberdovey
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

We waited 30 mins for basic starters and another 30 mins for very basic pub food, some of the food on the plates was luke warm.
The online menu is far more extensive than the actual menu given. Overall it was a disappointing experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Poor Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

All I can say is the food was very bland. We have been going Aberdovey for over 20 years. The service was ok from young lady but terrible by old gent, the food was terrible. I thought I would try welsh burger with my dad and all we did was pull the gristle out of our teeth. We paid for cheese at 70p extra... they forgot it so we had it in a small pot to add ourselves. Just terrible, we will not go there for food ever again. Shame as we used to love it.

My Mum and Wife also had the wrong sources the menu mentioned?

Oh and we had a stain in one of our pint glass and the miserable looking old grey hair chap just looked at it replaced it then smashed it in bin.

Service with a smile hey.....

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1 Thank CJ19794
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England
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Standard pub food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

The Dovey has a vast menu of your standard pub grub - for the money it is what you would expect to get.

It has been renovated to a good standard and is quite a large pub but does get busy and has plenty of regular faces. School holidays get extra busy but it is very central to the village and popular so that is to be expected.

Overall an ok meal if you are looking for simple pub meals.

Visited July 2013
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Thank lovetotravel165
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Armitage
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

We visit Aberdovey annually and always visit The Dovey Inn.......NEVER AGAIN. there was a special offer - two selected meals for £10.99 - none of the staff were sure which meals they applied to. Half of the menu (no exaggeration) was sold out ( this was at 1pm lunchtime). One particular member of staff was extremely rude - gave the impression that "tourists" were a complete pain - spent his time talking to the locals sat at the bar! Food was un appetising - cold soggy broccoli. The wait for food was an hour even though the pub was half empty. Very disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Witham, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Would have liked to have lunch here but the kitchen was closed for a refurb (fair enough). Instead had a couple of drinks in the bar area where the locals/regulars and other guests were all very friendly and welcoming. Beer and wine were lovely too. And dog friendly in some parts. A good experience in all.

Visited October 2013
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