Friendly service and comfortable rooms are simply not enough to tempt us back to this establishment. Their food is a major problem and leaves very much to be desired. As the pub sits in a small village with no competition from other restaurants, we decided to dine in. A big mistake! I ordered fish, thinking it would be straight from the sea, not the freezer. Billed as battered cod with lemon and tartare sauce, it turned out to be plaice with a thin layer of crumbled batter so dry and hard it was difficult to cut. There was no lemon - they didn't have any! - and the tartare sauce arrived in a plastic sachet. This cost £10.95. My daughter's vegetable curry was absolutely pitiful - extremely small amount, tasteless, and served with one piece of dry pitta bread - all for £11.95. Outrageous prices for a complete lack of any culinary competence or effort. After the dinner and a terrible night - noisy voices from the bar and inevitable indigestion - the miserable 'continental breakfast' came as no surprise. Cheap cereals, seedy looking bananas, thin processed sliced bread, weak tea, instant coffee - need I say more? I was amazed to discover that our hosts had considerable past experience in the catering world, so they had absolutely no excuse for offering such lamentable near inedible food. Never again!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 17th Centuary refurbished Bar. Hotel, Located 5 minutes from Deal and The Port Of Dover. Restaurant Open Daily Offering a Full Menu, pizza Menu and Lightbite Menu. AFFORDABLE DINING FOR EVERYONE...... Sunday 12-3 is Sunday Roast and Full evening Menu 5-9.30Pm ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Five Bells Deal, Kent