Even locals are unwelcome outsiders around Ilfracombe it seems :( We popped over to Combe Martin Royal Marine Hotel from Ilfracombe for Sunday lunch, good value offer of £10 all in. Poor service. They know us well. Nice carvery and friendly staff, and our food was great. Just the service seemed confused and very disorganised. A slow Chef carving on his own, for big queues, long waits. Perhaps two chefs carving and one replenning is more efficient?
My friend is a hotel manager (never, ever, go out to dine in this area alone, unless you wanr to feel like rubbish). She was a tad annoyed at conflicting info and slow staff. A drink was included and cokes were offered by a waitress, they didn't appear. Another waitress was asked for cokes but she just disappeared. Finally, third time lucky? NOPE. At the bar we were refused a coke and were only offered coffee or tea, so we left it. Once again, Ilfracombe Pubs love their locals in the winter but ignore us in summer. I rather think some of us will avoid our locals this winter, as we don't seem to be much valued. I'm also not fond of dogs in public food areas to be honest.
- Also Known As:
- The Royal Marine Combe Martin, Devon