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“Consistancy lacking”
Review of The Greyhound Inn

The Greyhound Inn
Ranked #7 of 11 Restaurants in Wadhurst
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Portsmouth
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Consistancy lacking”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Stayed at the pub overnight and so decided to eat in the restaurant on the day of our arrival. What a good decision this turned out to be - despite there being a large group at the adjoining table we were made feel most welcome and were given enough, but not too much, attention.

The starters of risotto croquettes and particularly the mackerel pate were excellent, especially with the copious quantities of toasted ciabatta as the accompaniment to the pate. Friday night was also fish and chip night so it just had to be done - well cooked (with home made tartar sauce) and with a decent bottle of Gavi to round off the meal - we were so full from the generous portions that no dessert was necessary. All in for well under £50 so good value and money felt to be well spent!

We were proposing to eat at another restaurant on the next evening but thought why go elsewhere and we made the decision to eat here again. Hmmm! What a contrast - we couldn't resist another helping of the pate but this time it appeared with a tiny portion of toast and, for some strange reason a helping of a chutney that might have gone well with a cheese board but didn't pair with the pate at all. The pate was still excellent and when we asked, extra toast was supplied, but it just didn't seem as though the extra thought that went into the night before remained. The lamb tagine main course was only average and the lemon posset and blackberry coulis - although excellently flavoured was served in a tall glass with a small spoon - a messy operation trying to consume ... either give us a longer spoon or serve in a different bowl!

Overall we found the food and service above average but just a little short of what could have been.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Lamberhurst, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very limited menu with poor standards.”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We recently dined with friends at the Greyhound. I am not a person to complain lightly but feel our experience could be summarised in one word - awful. The fish was soggy and the presentation unappealing (six chunky chips stacked in a tower, no tartar sauce, no lemon?). Service was slow and the staff apathetic at best. Two of our party were ill afterwards - coincidence? I doubt it. Having since googled their food hygiene rating as 1 out of 5 it confirms my thoughts; I won't be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Haemeenlinna, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Children welcome!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Avarage pub food, but the children seem to very wellcome and that´s a nice thing! Large playground for children outside. Big plus is the friendly and helpful staff.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Juho R
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great local boozer”
Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Brilliant village pub with half decent menu. Friendly welcome from staff and locals. Decent pints of Harvey's and Doom Bar. Pet and child friendly. Large garden with plenty of seating and a covered gazebo for smokers.
The only minus is that the place is totally packed on Friday nights (good sign) with all the bar tables reserved by diners who refuse to eat in the restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank DrumondBase
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely simple local pub - wifi!”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Good food, free wifi, good prices. Great garden for young children!

French onion soup and whitebait - delicious!

Visited August 2013
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Thank HAH80
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