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“Great Pub and Great Sunday Lunch”
Review of Gibraltar Castle

Gibraltar Castle
Ranked #34 of 80 Restaurants in Harpenden
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The sun was out so we walked to the Gibraltar Castle Pub with friends for Sunday lunch. The pub is traditional English with loads of character, the staff are very friendly. The lunch menu is distinctly "Gastro" with a lot of choice with some unusual dishes alongside pub classics. I chose Beef Teriyaki Salad which was light and very tasty while my friends chose Fish and Chips which was not at all greasy and, according to my friends, excellent. They weren't very busy on the day we were there, we sat outside and the service was excellent. The cost of 2 courses, including wine, was £28 each which we all agreed was good value. I was impressed with The Gibraltar Castle and we will definitely be going back.

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2  Thank Colin J
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The beer was of reasonable quality, but had to wait an absolute age for the food, which was not worth it.
Paying top price for fish and chips and only getting what can be best described as a pensioners portion is not good.
The only time I got a smile from any of the staff was when she handed back my credit card and receipt.
A return visit? NO.

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3  Thank PhantomPigeon
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This restaurant is excellent for families. The food is well priced and of the best possible quality. The adults had Sunday roasts followed by desserts whilst the children chose sausages and chips. The food was well cooked and the resulting bill was extremely reasonable. Our welcome into the pub was friendly and we were offered drinks whilst we waited for everyone to arrive. Certainly will return when we next visit Harpenden.

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Thank ReginaldFluff
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Fabulous local pub - lovely old building with great decor. Roaring fires in winter and a nice garden for the summer. Very welcoming for families. Have now eaten here on several occasions and the food is excellent - menu is just the right size - big enough to give choice but small enough to ensure it tastes good. Had a really good beef stroganoff and the spotted dick with custard was exactly as is should be! Came out full and happy! Service is good and the staff are really friendly and welcoming. Would definitely recommend this pub for either a friendly drink or a nice meal.

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Thank Caroline L
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

On arrival. No service. Had to go and collect menu. Good menu, but slightly pricy- food must be v good. Wrong assumption to make. My partner chose beef baguette. I chose beef stogonoff. Baguette was not buttered and contained nothing but a thin slice of old tasting beef! With a small side serving of greasy chips. All for £6.95. The beef stroganoff was swimming in grease and tasted bland and old! Meat was rubbery. It came out very fast which leads me to believe it was heated up in a microwave having been made in bulk (poss the day before and frozen!) it was disgusting. The side salad was very pleasant.
The staff came across friendly but service was poor. When the food was brought out, no offer of sauces, salt or pepper. And did not return once during the meal to check how things were. Reluctantly paid the bill and left. Will not be returning.

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1  Thank Mrs_abbottsmith
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