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“Nice breakfast but could be hotter!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Silk Mercer

The Silk Mercer
Ranked #30 of 80 Restaurants in Devizes
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 01380 736760
moonrakerproud
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast but could be hotter!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We have visited a few Wetherspoon pubs,and have noticed all have one thing in common.The cooked breakfasts are not hot enough.Not sure what the problem is here.Its either the cook not heating food to a high enough temp (Baked beans are always served luke warm)or its the waiting staff not bringing the food out quick enough.We have had lunches and dinners which have always been piping hot so why not the breaksfasts's as well?

  • Visited April 2014
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West Midlands
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice food could have been hotter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Good value enjoyed the meal just could have been hotter in temperature. Lots of seating areas. Nice warm feel to the place

Visited April 2014
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“It's a Weatherspoon!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Standard fare and cheap food and drinks. Impressed with the knowledge of the manager on how to serve Kendrick Gin.
The place serves a purpose and with its mixed clientele and cheap drinks can be boisterous but you should, by now, what you are going to get.

Visited April 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

It's a nice pub with friendly staff, but even with loads of extra seating. It's very busy even on a weekday. The food is average wetherspoons food, but it ranges of whether your get this 10 mins after you order, or have to wait an hour, without an apology when I complained.

The locals are friendly too.

Visited March 2014
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Nice large restaurant, being a Weatherspoons the drinks are very good and very reasonably priced. The food selection was the standard fare, but it was hot and tasty.
The only drawback to our enjoyable light lunch was ordering it: when oh when are places like this going to put more staff on the bar? When we called in at about 1pm, there was one girl doing all the ordering at the bar i.e. she was taking meal orders, pulling and pouring the drinks, taking payments and everything else. She was great, a fantastic asset to the place, but two members of staff taking orders and pulling drinks would make a lot of sense and stop crusty old gits like me moaning about having to stand around in a queue for ages.

  • Visited March 2014
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Pub M, Manager at The Silk Mercer, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Thankyou for your feedback! It is always greatly appreciated!

Over the last few months I have been looking at getting more staff behind the bar, as having to wait always frustrates me personally!!

I have definitely taken your comments on board, and hopefully by your next visit you should see an improvement!

Thank you again!

Sam
Pub Manager
Silk Mercer, Devizes
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