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Not such a jolly good show from the sailors

Advantages: Massive portions. Cheap and cheerful. The pub houses a brewery.
Disadvantages: Rather tatty pub. Not that warm inside. Food was rather hit and miss.

...During a recent break to Norfolk we stayed in the small village of Brancaster Staithe which is about 25 miles from the better known town of King’s Lynn. We were lucky enough to have two pubs within walking distance of our holiday rental cottage and on th ...

Bollinger28 24.01.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe

Chilling out in Chilgrove

Advantages: Wonderful location at the foot of the South Downs. Attentive service. Great pies.
Disadvantages: Rather a boring menu. Quite expensive. 10% service charge added to your bill.

...Back in 2010 I had a wonderful surprise birthday visit to a restaurant called the Fish House and had a superb meal. Sadly the Fish House went into administration in 2011 and was put on the market for £3m by the receivers. The venue was purchased and reo ...

Bollinger28 16.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The White Horse, Chilgrove

Just the One Shade of Grey

Advantages: Friendly service. Good value Groupon deal. Nice refurbishment of the venue.
Disadvantages: Uninspiring menu. Lacking in atmosphere. The food wasn't all that special.

The Anchor in Sidlesham used to be a bit of a dive so I’d never been there. However, it was recently sold, refurbished and rechristened “The Grey Stag”. We started to hear whispers that the refurbishment had vastly improved the place and it was now less ...

Bollinger28 16.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Grey Stag, Sidlesham

No bells and whistles here

Advantages: Very popular. Cheap and cheerful food. Friendly service.
Disadvantages: The smell from the gent's was nauseating. Hard to see blackboard menus.

...Following rather a lot of overtime at work, there was little to nothing left in the fridge for dinner, so we decided to drive 10 miles or so up the road to the pretty waterside town of Emsworth in Hampshire. Emsworth may be small but it has an inordinate ...

Bollinger28 15.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Blue Bell Inn, Emsworth

Good intentions richly fulfilled in Puttenham

Advantages: Superb example of an unspoilt village hostelry with good value pub grub
Disadvantages: Need a car to get there

...INTRODUCTION Our work canteen has been going steadily downhill for the last couple of years. From the price hikes (soup went from 50p to over a pound), to the gradual erosion of choices (4 or 5 main meal choices have gone down to 2, and they always ...

larsbaby 09.03.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Good Intent, Puttenham