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“Very disappointed, very expensive for mediocre food and environment”
Review of Candlestick Cottage - CLOSED

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Candlestick Cottage
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 May 2010

We were staying in a selfcatering cottage just a short walk away and decided to go there for dinner for convenience.
The decor was somewhat like an old persons house rather than 'olde world' although the proprietor was very polite and friendly.
The food was not unpleasant but obviously 'bought in' and garnished with roughly chopped iceburg lettuce and whole tomatoes. The fish on one of the main course dishes was minute. The meals for three of us cost over £91, which we thought was extortionate under the circumstances.
We would not go there again.

2  Thank zonez
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Reviewed 25 January 2009

Totally disagree with previous poster.
You cant please everyone all the time !


Having stayed at Candlesticks during the summer last year we have to say what a lovely place.

Food is excellent and the personal level of service is what is missing in other hotels.

Owners could not do enough to help.
Wonderful people and a lovely place to stay for great access to the new forest.

A very informal place to spend your time and would recommend candlesticks to anyone.

1  Thank ukcamper1
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Reviewed 20 August 2008

A lovely looking restaurant but what a disappointment! We were a family party of 12 and there were only 3 others in the restaurant and that should have told us something. Roast dinners came with a salad garnish! Banoffee pie was shop bought but really awful and tasted cheap. Waitresses lovely but nervous (?) and kept apologising for everything and I see why.

Food terrible.

Conservatory area dusty and full of mixed old furniture, not shabby chic just shabby. The draught beers were too warm and came from a beer box like you buy in a shop rather than from a proper keg.

Overall apalling.

4  Thank forester1234
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