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“Oh dear what a disappointment” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Game Cock Inn

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Game Cock Inn
Ranked #3 of 6 Austwick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wirral
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Oh dear what a disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I have eaten in the Game cock on a number of occasions and this meal was really disappointing. Our neighbours who had eaten there many times as well felt the same way, so we were not alone with our sentiments.
There was no dressing on the salad in the starters, and as a consequence it was very dry.
The main course was poor. The vegetables were overcooked and the potato gratin, was like scrambled eggs.
There was so much effort given to the presentation that the quality of the food took second place,
Overpriced and poor quality food. Not a new chef so he needs to get his act together quickly or else people will go elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank Lmro
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

We visited the Game Cock just on the off chance of them having a spare table, the Restaurant was fully booked, but, instead of turning us away they put us in the Conservatory.
The food and Staff amazing, very good atmosphere and we would certainly go again, only we would book in advance.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Alan M
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Burnley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

We had previously visited this small, hidden away pub a couple of years ago where we had enjoyed the best Sunday lunch ever! We had initially stumbled upon this pub on the way back from the Lakes and thought we would visit again. It was on a Saturday evening and the friendly lady behind the bar was so inviting and found us somewhere to sit as we have a disabled child. Although we hadn't booked (I do suggest you do this) they managed to fit us in. The waitress came over and explained the different specials to us and we didn't have to wait long for the food to arrive. WOW! Absolutely amazing, even the child's menu food was fantastic. The service, food and overall atmosphere was fantastic. The regulars are friendly and really welcoming. The staff were really polite and did there upmost to ensure we had a lovely meal. They provided us with an activity pack for our daughter which I would say was a better quality than those you get in the large restaurant chains. The price for the food was the same if not cheaper than those chains too. I was apprehensive to revisit at first in case they didn't live up to the same standard we had experienced the first time but I can honestly say it had surpassed that. Although we would have to travel up to an hour to revisit again we would definitely do it along with family and friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lindsey S
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York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

We called in here last sunday for a drink, & what a wonderful pub this is,serving excellent ales, along with Warsteiner beer on draught,it also has a restaurant & serves meals in various very homely niches around the main bar.
We will certainly return here for a meal in the not too distant future.
A Real Gem of a Pub!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Neil N
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

I cam across this village pub on a bike ride wih 7 friends.

we pulled up hoping for a sandwich and a bag of crisps or if lucky a half descent pub lunch offering. what we got was a great surprise.

The place is what you would expect inside, low cealings, old carpets a bit higgildy piggildy.

What you would not necessarily expect is the french owner and his french kitchen. I was treated to a 12 hour cooked beef brisket. Admittedly I was pretty hungry from the ride and very pleased to sit down. However I can honestly say the food was excellent. A complete surpride and a very welcome one at that.

Worth going out of your way to visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Scott_Jam_13
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Preston
Level Contributor
50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

We have stayed at the Game Cock a few times now, and have never been disappointed. The rooms are great value compared to other places in the area. Rooms aren't ensuite, but this shouldn't put you off as the bathroom is clean and spacious, plus there aren't many rooms so we have never had trouble with waiting for the bathroom. The included breakfast is amazing; the best full english I have had!

The food at the Game Cock is also excellent, and fairly priced. We normally try to fit in three courses because it is so hard to choose. Portion sizes are perfect.

The pub itself is very cosy as is the bar area. Austwick is a lovely village and we enjoy staying there, especially at the Game Cock.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Samantha C
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Clapham North Yorkshire
Level Contributor
47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Eric and staff have not failed again. We had a very enjoyable meal with good attentive staff, traditional French and English all served with pan ash, the plates are a pleasure to the eye as well as the pallet. Good Thawtes Ale and a nice Rio cha was the icing on the cake. We will be back..

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DaimlerBoy
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Additional Information about Game Cock Inn

Property: Game Cock Inn
Address: The Green, Austwick, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle LA2 8BB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Settle > Austwick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Austwick
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Game Cock Inn Austwick, Yorkshire

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