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“Lovely setting, shame about the service and food.”
Review of Tiger Inn

Tiger Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in East Dean
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Simple food, great beer, five luxury bedrooms and a warm welcome. That’s what you can expect at the Tiger Inn. Just off the idyllic village green in sleepy East Dean, the Tiger Inn is a quintessentially English pub.
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“Lovely setting, shame about the service and food.”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

If you happen upon this picturesque pub in a wonderful setting at a time when you are hungry, make sure you buy plenty of packets of crisps with your drinks (when you eventually get served), as you will have to wait at least an hour for your food order to arrive. This is not a one experience comment. We have visited on more than one occasion, at different times of the year and at different times for lunch - it is the same experience each time we go. The food is of good quality, with the exception of the 'basket meals' which at £7.00 for a few bits of scampi and a few thin chips, was a disappointment. Why keep going back? It is the nearest 'decent' place to my elderly Aunt, who we visit and take for a treat. We keep hoping the service will get better.

  • Visited August 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Great setting ordinary food”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

It's looks so lovely on the outside and nice on inside but the food was average and I agree with others expensive for what it was
Staff very nice and friendly
Wouldn't go again

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank nonna54
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice location, pricey food”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

My partner and I visited on a busy Saturday afternoon. As expected, the place was busy, and the service was a little slow, but the staff were friendly.

Unfortunately the food was a little pricey for what it was, over £11 for fish and chips of average quality and over £12 for a beef burger that was dry and not very flavourful.

Overall, a very average experience.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Hollie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very popular”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Just read some peoples negative reviews and I disagree. We came here after a lovely morning at Birling Gap for lunch. Staff were friendly the food was lovely. Definitely recommend especially for a ploughmans on a sunny lunch time sat out side opposite the local green.

Visited August 2014
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“OH DEAR!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had high hopes for our visit.
The setting on a typically English village green could hardly be more attractive. No passing traffic with quaint cottages adjoining. Outside tables in the summer sunshine - lovely!
Unfortunately food service was painfully s - l - o - w. Admittedly the place was busy, but not crowded. The food was served to our party in dribs and drabs, a couple of dishes at a time. Some of our party had almost finished their meals before the others had even been served. Not the way a family meal should be. My food, when it eventually arrived, was not much better than lukewarm. Others in our number commented between "very nice" and "acceptable".
We won't eat there again in a hurry. We shall confine ourselves to a drink in the "chocolate box" like surroundings.

  • Visited August 2014
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