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“Overrated”
Review of The Grove

The Grove
Ranked #13 of 29 Restaurants in St Davids
Price range: US$18 - US$27
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Grove is supposed to be "the" place to eat in. From my experience, it is not.
We were the second to arrive and drinks took over half an hour with two reminders before they turned up. Food was another hour after that. It wasn't much, tasted OK and paid through the nose for it.
I couldn't be bothered to wait for any desserts because I wanted to be home before midnight. The service was not good and I felt one of the members of staff had an attitude problem.
The Old Cross Hotel may not look so stlyish, but the service there was far better.

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Thank BigFatBudgie
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed here 28-29 July 2014.

Local food, excellent quality, perfectly cooked, and served by nice people. Room was really comfy, much appreciated after walking the beautiful Pembroke coastal path. Really recommend this place, and would definitely return.

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Thank Susie H
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stayed for two nights. The room was fine, but bathroom cleanliness was bordering on poor. No checks done by management I suspect. However I would stay again, mainly because whoever the breakfast chef is he/she needs congratulating. Perfectly cooked poached eggs on both mornings, lovely bacon, moist and tasty, kippers not dried out, service good.

The same cannot be said for the evening meal. A "headless chicken" scenario I'm afraid. My first two wine selections were unavailable. A busy night the night before had emptied their stock of 6 bottles!! The food was vey average and the staff were under pressure, but where was the management ? The hotel is owned by Brains Brewery probably managed and there is a distinct lack of leadership, and fault correction. The new restaurant (it looks new) is lovely and the grounds could be good with some care and attention, all in a fantastic part of Wales. It could be brilliant, but unfortunately it is not and I blame the captain of the ship.

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Thank nick h
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Have tried on a number of occasions to get a drink / something to eat here. Ranging from early on Sunday morning to a Friday evening. The result is always the same, long-waiting times and a sense that the management is non-existent. These guys really giving the industry a bad name in both St Davids and Penbrokeshire as a whole.

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1  Thank j c
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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Called here today and had a drink and a meal,the price of the food and wine was eye watering and not very nice on both accounts and the gentle man behind the bar could not of been ruder if he had tried!!!! Never again.

2  Thank primastar
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