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“My absolute favourite restaurant!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pebble Beach
Certificate of Excellence
South Newton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“My absolute favourite restaurant!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

I just adore this restaurant. The food is sensational the atmosphere is great, the staff are friendly and they will try to accommodate any of your needs. I've been here 3 times now and they have never failed to deliver. There is an extensive wine list and the seafood platter is to die for, we always manage to squeeze it in between our starter and main course. I always have a cosmopolitan to begin at the bar, which is expertly executed. The puddings are divine, I only wish we lived closer so we could visit more often.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

We booked this through a well-known website that said check-in time was 2pm. We arrived at 2:30 after a 2.5hour car journey to be told that check-in was 3pm and we couldn't check in as they were very busy in the restaurant.
That did not make for an impressive start.

Good points:
1. Comfy bed
2. Location (right next to the coast & a fab cafe 2 mins walk away)
3. Continental Breakfast - was absolutely delicious. There is no need to pay extra for the hot breakfast.
4. Clean rooms
5. Toaster & fridge in room. Plus good coffee.
6. Fab views from restaurant
7. Quiet aircon

Bad points:
1. £99 per night "deluxe" room looked like a premier inn room,
2. The bed was too close to the door so it was difficult to get into the room
3. The view from the window was of a very dull main road.
4. The bath was under a sloping roof so there was only a hand-held shower which you could not stand up to use - not practical for someone who wishes to wash long hair. Especially with no shower screen.
5. Small towels
6. "Free wifi" kept disconnecting
7. A bulb out in the bathroom
8. A faulty plug socket
9. "Free breakfast" is continental. You have to pay for hot breakfast. This is a little misleading. But as per previous comment, it is an extremely good breakfast.

From the reviews it is obvious that Pebble Beach is a top-rated restaurant. But they need to improve the accommodation aspect.

Also they need to check out the details they have on other booking websites so to improve customer service.

Room Tip: We were in room 4
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank maggiefloater
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Salvador, BA
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

I went with my family during december holidays and really enjoy the restaurant. The view is amazing and the food very well presented and so tasty. Staff team provide us a good reception and served us very quickly. Fully recommend this restaurant and it accomodations where I stayed 3 times and really appreciate. Next holidays trip the Pebble Beach restaurant is one topic on our " must go" list.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Norberto C
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Brazil
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

The penthouse at Pebble Beach is very beautiful with big space, very comfortable bed and there is a balcony with sea view that we can have a breakfast or champagne if the weather is good.

The staff are very friendly!!

I am very please to decided to come to Pebble Beach with my friends and spent a night there.

Room Tip: Big room with kitchen good for families with 3 too.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cynthia O
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Bournemouth
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Our recent stay & dining experience at Pebble Beach was second to none. We booked for an overnight stay during the accomodation sale which operated early new year. The de-luxe room afforded every luxury we could have wished for. From check in to departure the service was delivered by well trained & informed staff. Attention to detail from room service to dining experience was exceptional. Small services such as requesting earl grey & camomile tea were met with good grace & courteous service.
Dinner was an absolute pleasure starting with a good range of cocktails together with champagnes & wines by the glass. A great waterfront table was complimented by superbly executed food with scallopes & oysters followed by John Dory & Fruit de Mer. Brusting we naughtily enjoyed an Asssiette Gourmand to further sample the excellence of Pierre's team.
Thank you to all for the most relaxing experience. We have re-booked for our annual family luncheon gathering for 16 guests to be held during the summer. Hopefully the weather will allow terrace dining with fantasic views over the Isle of Wight.

Room Tip: Luxury rooms are excellent & wonderful value for money. Having viewed the Penthouse Suite we'...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lesley C
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England, Arkansas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

My boyfriend and I went here for my birthday and stayed in the loveliest room with a slight glimpse of the sea, the room was ideal, location perfect and the staff were so friendly!! We enjoyed a drink in the very modern bar and in the morning were spoilt by a free breakfast of plates and plates of food, sat by the window overlooking the sea.

IDEAL. Will for sure be returning as soon as possible!
Thank you so much!

Room Tip: We went for room 3 - was lovely! I think it is a little bigger than the others.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank lou b
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
141 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

I've eaten here a few times, and on previous occasion it has been exceptional food and service, which is why I have returned and encouraged others to book.
However the last two times there have been errors in our table bookings, despite email confirmations. It was a special occasion this time, but when we arrived we were told there was no reservation, it was next week. I explained that part of the party had driven a considerable distance to enjoy the meal....no solution was offered, and it made us all feel uncomfortable standing there with nothing happening. Whilst searching (pointlessly) through whatever system is used for ages and an increasing sense of annoyance from our party of 4 I simply asked directly if there was a table available for us regardless of if a booking was there or not, he checked and yes, but an hour later. It would have been easier to suggest this to us in the first place?
We returned and hour later, we hung around in reception waiting for the offer of our coats to be taken, eventually they got the hint, then threw them over the back of the counter! again not a warm welcome which is a shame when your looking forward to a nice meal.

Two of the party ordered the crab and prawn cakes, which as the other reviewers have commented were tiny little pink disks, they looked quite unappetizing! the portion was incredibly small, i tried them, one bite was one half of the cake, and they really lacked substance and were pretty rubbery in texture. My own starter was very good, delicious chicken liver parfait. mains were unspectacular, a roast is a roast and the chicken supreme was not at all as expected, and not supreme. Dessert cheesecake from the special menu was bland, not at all special.However my own dessert was lovely!
So perhaps we've left it too long, or hit an off day, but this time round not so impressed and if it was my first time, i would not hurry back. despite the wonderful view. Luckily the company was great! one more observation was that even though the decor has been changed from the 80'S salmon pink, the yellow wallpaper was hanging off in places and it did look a bit tatty!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lovetoholiday11
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Additional Information about Pebble Beach

Property: Pebble Beach
Address: Marine Drive, Barton-on-Sea, New Forest, New Milton BH25 7DZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > New Milton > Barton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Barton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Pebble Beach 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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