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“Bistro Pub”

Blyth Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 50 Restaurants in Southwold
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Blyth is a small hotel with restaurant on the road into Southwold. It has had a chequered past but has now found a good team who run a very sound operation.
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Bistro Pub”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The food was well cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and efficient. The hotel was very busy but we didn't have to wait long for our food which was good because we had two inpatient children to feed.

Visited July 2014
Thank melvynfletcher
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Expect a long wait!”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I think when you are treated badly by the staff of arrival,one should turn around and go elsewhere. We arrived at the reception desk on spec and asked if they had a table for two, at the time there was a party of 12 and about 3 to 4 other couples.The staff member advised us that there was a table for two in the bar, fine but we were given directions to the table as the staff member could not be bothered to show us to the table.We sat down and was given a menu.Unfortunately there was some strong glare from the sun at our table and we asked if the blind could be pulled this was done but this was begrudgingly done.We viewed the menu and selected our meals then we waited and waited for our order to be taken finally I went up to the bar to order. The staff member told us that because of the large party of 12 that there would be a delay with our order, I asked how long and was advised about 10 minutes, that was fine. What I did not realize it was 10 minutes plus another 35. So from the time of entry to the meal being presented took a total of 1 hour. The staff could clearly see that we were becoming fidgety as the time rolled on but ignored us.I would say that the staff member with the spotted head band was friendly as for the other two they need some help with there future careers, they are not well suited to customer service. I say this as our plates were cleared I was asked if the meals were fine, I pointed out the the chicken appeared pink, the staff member looked shocked and said that she would check with the chef,I'm still waiting! I cannot understand why people go into front of house roles when they clearly have no customer focused skills. So if you like a long wait and your chicken pink this is the place for you.

  • Visited June 2014
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6 Thank Thomas B
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Warm welcome and great food.”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

A group of us enjoyed a lovely, leisurely lunch here yesterday. We were warmly welcomed by the manager who was both attentive and amusing as he took our order while we enjoyed a drink in the lounge. Even though our party had a couple of special dietary requirements, these were accommodated very willingly by tweaks to the existing menu. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and we were able to enjoy a very sociable 'catch-up' with friends without being hurried. We especially enjoyed finishing our meal with coffee and delicious home made truffles, perfect for that end-of-meal sweet 'fix'! We will definitely be making a return visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sally L
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch in the sunny garden”
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We had a late lunch in the sunny garden of the Blyth and enjoyed scampi, fish and chips followed by the home made truffles and fresh coffee. Great food and service.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Fiona-Hotstonmoore
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A great place to eat”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Meals are well presented and well cooked tables are well spaced and service is good. This is not a fast food out let so the time between order and service is enough to enjoy a pint of local beer.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank harpersa80
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