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“nice wee place” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Village Inn

The Village Inn
Ranked #5 of 17 Restaurants in Dunblane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$38
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Pub
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice wee place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Called in on our way back home after a lovely trip round Scotland. We stay in wonderful b+b in town and went for drinks in the evening. Staff we very polite and helpful especially when it came to choosing a nice whiskey! If only I could remember which one I had! Ben......something i think a few in the range with one being rather expensive but totally delicious.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Newby2014
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Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your drinks with us while visiting Scotland and that our staff were helpful in choosing a suitable whiskey for you. We hope to welcome you back when next in the area.
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Missouri
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Dinner in Dunblane”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

This was a great place to eat. The food was hearty and good tasting the ales were great with the food and had a nice selection of wine.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank butman
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Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Many thanks for your lovely review, we are all happy to hear you enjoyed your overall dining experience with us and hope to welcome you back soon.
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Scotland
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Decent Pub Grub at a Decent Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

The title says it all really. The pub has cask ails and I enjoyed the pint I had. I had the gammon steak which was reformed and just OK. My wife had the chicken which she said was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed. The waitress was pleasant and the service reasonably quick.
We would probably return if in Dunblane again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ExRNSTS
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Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we take all comments on board and are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and will return again in the future.
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North Shields, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Never Again!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

My son and I were visiting friends in Dunblane and we went there for a meal at 6.30pm. Our party were 4 adults and three children. The one member of staff was very polite and pleasant. At ordering three of the party wanted steaks only to be told there were none left. I ordered the cheeseburger which was clearly not freshly homemade. Two ordered steak pie with roast potatoes and then one portion of new potatoes, then informed no roast potatoes or new potatoes so would she like mash!! She opted for chips. Puff pastry toppings on pies were pale rather than golden. The icing on the cake was when we discovered vinegar had dead flies floating in it (same on other tables). The one member of staff was clearly apologetic and eventually removed vinegar from tables. I received a 10% discount from my meal because of the burger and those who had used vinegar were not charged for their meals. We could hear the chef roaring 'service!' from where we were sitting and the other sole staff member was clearly under enormous pressure. Don't know if this experience was a one off but won't be taking the chance again!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pip A
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Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
We are so sorry you did not have a great dining experience with us on this occasion! It is quite difficult at this time of year to correctly estimate the amount of meals we will do in a day so , as it has been pretty quiet , we did only have one of the waiting team on and are pleased to hear they were doing a good job under the circumstances! Also on the day of your visit we had an unexpected large party in for lunch so can only appologise again for not having your first choices. In regards to the vinegar, we do check all of the vinegars, condiments etc every day so was just bad luck and am glad to hear you have been given a discount to compensate for this. I can assure you this was a one off and will do everything possible to prevent it happening again and hope you will return in the future.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

me and my wife stopped in for some lunch food was lovely and pub was nice and clean. staff very pleasant

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank christiejames
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Gavin P, Owner at The Village Inn, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Many thanks for yor kind review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your food, surroundings and had good service. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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