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“Happily still an excellent pub”
Review of The Greyhound Inn

The Greyhound Inn
Ranked #20 of 34 Restaurants in Wigton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sheffield
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Happily still an excellent pub”
Reviewed 1 June 2012

The thing about restaurants who serve home-made food is that occasionally they have off days. For that reason managers sometimes prefer everything to be cook-chill. Having read other reviews we were intrigued to see if the place still lived up to previous recommendations or whether it had permanently slipped.We visitted on Thursday 31st May 2012 and arrived at 7pm. There were not many other customers at that time. I am pleased to report that the earlier recommendations still hold; the food is still great home-made fare. We started with garlic and sun-dried tomatoes with salad. This was a very brave and imaginative dish which we shared and we both enjoyed immensely. The helpings were adequate but not huge and easily fitted on the plate! My wife had fish pie and I had the lamb cutlet; we rated both very highly. My wife could not manage a sweet but I could not resist the cheesecake that was the best I have ever tasted, but oh so naughty. The bill was very reasonable, the service good and the beer excellent. So no problems and congratulations to the pub for providing increasingly rare, good-value home-cooked food in a touristy area.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Kristobelle
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English first
Bury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“"Poor in all aspects"”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Much to the contrary of previous reviews we were much surprised to see that on arrival at 6.00 pm on Thursday 17th May 2012 the pub and restaurant was empty of any customers! One of us ordered a pint of bitter which had to be returned due to a taste of disinfectant. Menus were delivered on several sheets of paper which were stapled together. We were advised that the "Specials Board" was not available as it had not been written up. One of us wanted Coq Au Vin off the main menu only to be told "Sorry I forgot to mention that it's no longer available". At that point the overly loud piped music started to jump and skip. Place mats were delivered (one of which was dirty and was quickly replaced by a new one). Successfully ordered Gammon and Chips x 2 (£20.00). Food arrived on round plates which were far too small resulting in gammon placed on top of chips and hanging over the edge of the plate resulting in a large part being cold. Gammon was very tough, chips overdone and fried egg virtually raw and accompanying salad dried up and tastlesss. And finally to top it off the credit card machine did not accept card via chip and pin and a signature was necessary to complete the transaction.

Overall up to the standard of" two meals for a fiver quality". We would award this pub 1 out of 10.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank MarkT983
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Devon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food with quality service”
Reviewed 8 May 2012

We have visited The Greyhound on three occasions now and each has been consistently good. The portions are very generous and the food is freshly cooked. Last time I had a lamb shank, which was about £10 and the meat was chunky and just fell off the bone.
I had a cheesecake for pudding and it was sensational.
Honestly, this place is really good for an unasuming pub on the outskirts of the Lakes. It serves some proper ales too and the staff are all friendly and helpful.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank backpackmanuk
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Massive portions of good home cooked food”
Reviewed 20 November 2011

This is a regular place for us when we are up visiting Keswick. It'a a bit of a run out but well worth it.
There is a large menu and the portions are huge. I wouldn't have a starter unless you are VERY hungry as it would be a shame not to get to the excellent range of desserts.
This place can get very busy particulary at weekends and there can sometimes be a bit of a wait particularly if you haven't booked.
Home-made chips are served with meals which is a rare treat these days and so much better than those awful frozen things that you usually get.
Highly recommended.

Visited September 2011
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3 Thank Sheila L
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Carlisle
Level 6 Contributor
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“Enjoyable.”
Reviewed 9 September 2010

Had heard a few times how good The Greyhound in Bothel was, so when we needed somewhere to meet some friends from Wigton, it was decided this was the place to try.

Situated in Bothel, near Wigton, on the main road from Carlisle to Cockermouth. Very busy road and easy to drive past.

Large car park, although it was quite full the night we went.

The pub itself has a bar area, and a designated restaurant area. We had a table booked for 7.30pm, and a good job we did as it was packed, people were eating in both the bar and the restaurant. The restaurant was busy, lots of families with small children, and it was very warm, but we opened the window beside our table to get some fresh air.

The menu was impressive, with lots of hand-made fayre on it. Three Veggie options (Mousaka, Lasagna and Cauliflower & Broccoli Bake) - a little dissapointing when the rest of the menu was so vast. The meals looked huge as they were being delivered to other diners.

I wouldn't have chose to have a starter based on the size of the portions, but the friends we were with said they were too good to miss. Well, with a recommendation like that how can you not?

So I opted for Deep Fried Brie and Cumberland Sauce. It was HUGE, perfectly cooked to gentle oozyness, and resting on a bed of sauce.

Hubby had Chicken Coujons - hand battered, beautifully crisp and served with two fabulous sauces, garlic and sweet chilli mayo. Some really lovely additions to the garnish, kiwi fruit, grapes and coleslaw.

To follow I chose the Home-made Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake. I requested it with chips instead of salad - who can resist home-made chips? Had I realised the bake came topped with potatoes I might have just had salad :)

It was served with beautiful Garlic Bread dripping with Garlic Butter. The downside was the actual Broccoli and Cauliflower, it had been obviously made and re-frozen, which made the vegetables incredibly chewy and leathery. That was a huge shame as the taste of the dish was very very nice.

My hubby had his usual Gammon & Egg, served with double egg and a good selection of vegetables.

The chips came separately, and there was LOADS, far too much in fact, we had two dishes between 4 of us, when in fact one would have done quite nicely.

We were pretty much stuffed !

Our order was taken at the table, but we had to keep popping to the bar to top up our drinks. Would have been nice for drink service at the table too, but that's just a little niggle.

The total bill came to £76 not including the tip, for four people. 2 courses each and 3 drinks each.

All in all, would definately go back, wouldn't have the same dish, but there is a couple more to try.

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5 Thank Soozintheshed
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