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The Ness
Ranked #1 of 7 Shaldon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
devon
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“overpriced drinks”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Havent been here for several years. Remember sitting outside with the kids in summer. Lovely setting. Thought we would call in again for a drink. Early saturday evening, a few people in. Ordered a house Chardonnay (175ml) from a very pleasant barman. it cost £5.85!!!!!!!! wont be back in a hurry. Owner/landlord - try to learn. If you cheat the punters by overpricing, they wont return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Devon United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

For visitors and tourists the Ness has fabulous views over Teignmouth. I initially from friends had formed fairly high expectations of the venue ! Sadly however I was left unimpressed! Firstly several items my partner ordered were not available on the menu for which we discovered our waitress had not been informed. The service was slow, despite the fact that the venue was half empty. The food was good but unremarkable, in summary I would have expected better ,choice, portions and something of a considerably higher standard for several of their menu items which we both felt were "over-priced"

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2013

The views from this hotel are stunning. Unfortunately the service and accommodation does not live up to expectation. We dined as a family twice and on both occasions the service was extremely slow. One order was completely lost/ignored, which meant that one member of our party was left without a meal until we could get the attention of a member of staff. It was difficult to find staff members as bar was left unattended much of the time and no staff anywhere in sight. The food was average. Accommodation was unhygienic - dusty and stale. Would not recommend and will not stay there again. Somewhere to visit for a drink in summer to enjoy the views but that's all.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Great place for dinner with views over Teignmouth - worth booking a table by the window when busy. Welcoming staff. Disappointed no Shiraz available by the glass - surely a popular choice? Also smallest glass of wine is 175ml which is not always suitable for drivers! And with the smallest wine by the glass at £5-£8, this creates an impression of being overpriced! Good range of 'local' beers were more reasonably priced. Menu choice a bit limited, especially for non meat-eater. Many dishes seemed over-priced but with careful selection good value options could be found. We eagerly awaited the promised Specials Board - but were astonished when presented it contained two items only (both starters)! It was not late in the evening, so surely not run out of food! Quality of food could not be faulted however - I had Pork Loin in mustard sauce - good selection of vegetables and well presented. Overall, a good experience and will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

we stopped here for a drink on a rainy afternoon. what a fabulous location, great views, recently decorated and it looks great. staff were friendly and good range of seating from large tables in front of the large windows from comfy squishy sofas

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Food was good! however the meals came out staggered, some people had finished their meals before others had come out.. we had to remind the waitress that we had meals missing.. some of the late meals were stone cold.. the waitress did reveal the kitchen was too small, they should not of taken out table booking of 13 people! the service was ok however all staff were friendly!

overall, poor experience! however in a smaller group I'm sure it would have been a better evening!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Even though we had booked a table upon our arrival there were no staff available to welcome us or take us to our table. On the reception desk was a sign saying that they were recruiting staff...never a good indication of positive things to come!
The staff on duty were very professional and friendly but over worked. Watching the staff running around like natters did not help us to relax. We were surprised that they were so busy with 80% of the tables being empty (God knows what it would have been like it they were full).
I had the steak pie with chips. The pastry tasted very bland and the gravy resembled bitter tasting water. The chips came in a small camping style metal mug filled with grease proof paper but very few chips. My veg consisted of a small dish of boiled cabbage - not enough to feed our tortoise! At £13.50 I thought it was very expensive. Desserts were tasty but very small and expensive. Drinks were expensive - my 2 half pints of beer cost £4.20.
Unfortunately they do not offer afternoon cream teas otherwise we would have called back later in the week.
On a positive note we loved travelling there and back on the little ferry from Teignmouth, views were superb and the hotel is nicely decorated.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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