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“Lovely friendly welcoming pub”
Review of The Ben Jonson

The Ben Jonson
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had lunch and dinner here as we were staying at nearby hotel. Food was lovely and hot. Staff very friendly and made us and our dog feel very welcome. Would visit again.

Thank SLR101
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Lovely staff shame about the owner who seems to think he’s a chef. The pub has recently been taken over which we were not aware of as we have had a good meal in the past there. First it started with being told they are a few dishes that aren’t on the menu as they haven’t had a delivery which we thought ok, we ordered our food and while we were waiting the kitchen door which was propped open with a fire extinguisher so you could see into the kitchen we see the chef throw a plate on the hot plate at a member of staff and the sauce sprayed up at the young lady, he then told her to just get it out there. The shouting and language from the man in the kitchen was not only degrading to his staff but it also made the whole restaurant feel uncomfortable. I’m not sure he was a chef as he was in there with his jeans and shirt on and no apron or chef whites. Food wasn’t great chicken over cooked and veg like mush. We finished our main meal and left without pudding which I never do but the atmosphere was awful, I did joke with my husband that this made faulty towers like good. We would never go back again, I do hope his staff see sense and leave as they deserve to be treated better as I could not fault her service. We felt sorry for the couple on another table as it was there anniversary I guess it will be one they won’t forget!!!

2  Thank titch1974
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Such a shame as this pub came recommended and looks very nice inside and out. So being visitors to the area we thought we would go. It all started well but then items weren’t available from the menu due to a delivery not arriving! It may have won an award of excellence 2018 but has apparently changed hands a few months ago and the attitude of the chef/ owner is a lot to be desired. The staff were very attentive and were doing a good job but with the chef being rude and shouting at them in the kitchen we wondered how they kept their cool. There was another couple in the restaurant and we could all hear what was going on and all raised it with the manageress who remained professional. Despite this the food was nice and value for money, although they could definitely reduce the chips portion. May have just been a bad day!

Thank Tracy C
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Made most welcome with our staffie george spent a lovely afternoon over drinks, we didn't eat there but the food others had looked lovely, the staff are friendly and helpful, fully recommended.

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Stopped off for Sunday lunch. Three choices plus a veggie option. Portions were generous, meat cooked well and a great selection of veg. Starters and pudding lovely too. Reasonable price - good value. Staff were very friendly and helpful - would recommend.

Thank Catjane2610
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