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“food served cold”
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The Ness
Ranked #1 of 7 Shaldon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“food served cold”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

visited The Ness whilst on holiday, as a treat we ordered 2 of the specials aged fillet steak at £322 per head, when it arrived it was barely warm. We complained to the waitress who took it back the the kitchen.... the response was that they woul give us fresh chips etc but the fillet steak would have to be the same ones warmed up... totally ruined the steak and the meal when it finally arrived.

Must say that the one waitress that was running round like a headless chicken was very nice and we felt really sorry for her. gave her a tip for her trouble.

We told everyone that mentioned going there not to bother as the bill came to nearly £65 with nothing nocked off for cold food.

Room Tip: did not stay here
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

We have regularly visited Teignmouth and thought we would call in and have a cream tea. The only staff we saw on arrival was a waiter almost falling over as he rushed around serving, we found one of many empty tables and my partner went to find a menu, This is when we experienced an un welcoming manager, we had committed the crime of expecting a table without booking then sat down without waiting to be seated, no sign tells you this. We explained we only wanted to enquire if they did cream tea. "We only do food" was the reply, funny but I thought that was what we asked about, must have been lost in translation. Poor service, poor attitude and would rather spend my money somewhere that understands customer service.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

I booked a table at the Ness for my husband's birthday and was very impressed. Cassandra was our waitress and was very efficient and friendly. The food arrived promptly and was of an excellent standard. The fillet steak was perfect and the fish and chips was ample. Would highly recommend eating at the Ness. Without a doubt the best place to dine in Shaldon.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Stayed for a short break May Day bank hol. Have stayed several times, but wanted a late break in one of my fave UK holiday places.
I just love the restaurant, ( we always request a seat in the conservatory - overlooking the sea and across to Teignmouth). Picture postcard view. Excellent choice of food, always prepared and presented well. The hotel bar and restaurant was refurbished earlier on this year, beautifully done, it is a beautiful Georgian building, and retains its quirky charm! Staff attentive, hard working and polite.
Room 3 is the best, deluxe room with free-standing bath, but was booked for our stay, so we were in room 4. Very nice, quite spacious, but a very tiny bathroom. Manager said the other rooms were due for re-curb at the end of the year. Lovely long balcony with great sea views thoug. Beautiful!

Room Tip: Room 3 is the lovely deluxe room. Excellent sea views and great balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fuerteventura
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

We went to The Ness with friends a couple of days ago. It is a nice walk out from Shaldon, even Teignmouth, despite the traffic on the bridge – better to take the passenger ferry, perhaps.
I agree with many of the positive comments. The location is great with great views over Teignmouth, East Devon and the sea. Would love to go back there in the summer and sit on the outside tables with a pint of real ale and take in the views. It is also very close to the spectacular ‘Smuggler’s Tunnel’ to the very pleasant Ness beach where there had been recent cliff falls.
We had a very pleasant pint of Badger ale. My wife and I shared a vegetarian sandwich which quite innovatively contained hummus, guacamole, grated beetroot and other salad items. It was very tasty. It was served in thick slices of very fresh nice wholemeal bread with some fries. At £5 it was reasonable value. One of our friends, who had had it a few times before, had a fish finger sandwich. There was so much that she gave my wife and I a portion each and the fish finger was delicious. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. The only drawback is that is slightly on the expensive side, but one could argue that it was quite cheap for the location.
We will go back in the summer of beer, food and the view.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Nottinghamshire
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

We have stayed in this delightfull location several times , the rooms are interesting and comfortable , this time we had the best one with a fantastic bathroom , I have never watched TV from a luxurious bath before !! The views are of the Teign estuary are spectacular, great breakfast and friendly efficient staff in a very comfortable laid back place

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

We took an elderly friend to the Ness last Saturday, as usual the welcome was first class as was the service & food, great waitresses make this a ' must visit' every time we are in the area, ours didn't even have to write down our order & got it perfectly correct!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Ness
Address: Ness Drive | Nr Teignmouth, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Shaldon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Shaldon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ness 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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