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The Camden Arms, Pembury

Went there for Sunday lunch, rather dissapointing. Three of us had the carvery which was bland with soggy vegetables, leathery roast potatoes. Desert was an even bigger dissapointment, we all had apple pir which had been microwaved to produce a soggy mess and served with custard from a carton.

Never again, be warned.

11 Mar 2008 13:12

The Plough and Harrow, Litlington

We wnet this Friday eveining for dinner and we were all very impressed, it was good, service superb, friendly,informative and the right balance of attentivness. Food was excellent good local produce well cooked interesting dishes well flavoured and presented. The menu was short enough to know it was fresh, no microwaves or frozen rubbish. Their is a new landlord and chef within the last sic months who is turning thepub back into a village pub with good wine beer food and service.

9 Dec 2007 17:47

The Lamb Inn, Wartling

We booked a table for six for dinner on Saturday evening, pleasantly surprised when we arrived with the warm welcome and cosy lounge with luxurious leather settees. Interesting menu and specials board and excellent wine list, the latter somewhat pricey. The restaurant was atmospheric and the tables well presented although it was too hot and the lighting so dim it was hard to see.

First courses were a terrine of mackerel and crayfish, excellent, though could have been improved with some dressing on the accompanying salad, they could have missed the rather drab mayonnaise which was superfluous. A salad of bacon and goats cheese was superb. Good risotto and goats cheese tart.

Main courses cassoulet, lamb shank, pancake cannelloni and pork belly were all excellent.
Deserts were good and interesting.

All together an excellent dinner and evening some attention to detail would move it all up a notch. I do think the prices are a little over ambitious for a country pub.

4 Mar 2007 12:47

The Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey

Only place we could get into on a Sunday evening, we now no why. Everything on the menu except the beef was off. When it arrived it would have quelled the palate of a high caste ghoul.Potatoes had been in the deep fat fryer, beef dried up and overcooked yorkshire pudding akin to old leather.
I suppose evn they admitted it was not good the landlord said well perhaps we sholdnt serve food!! He gave us a discount.

How to ruin what was a thriving business a year ago.

25 Aug 2006 21:00

The Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey

We visited again yesterday, hoping for change. Disaster, dreadful. The garden had become dirty and tatty, the menu has changed from interesting innovative food to rubbish roast dinners, pies, pub grub. The clientele have changed, service poor and sulky, how to loose custom and turn a thriving business into rubbish in three months, well done a salutary lesson to all. Don't bother.

30 Jul 2006 18:23

Blackboys Inn, Blackboys

Brilliant traditional Sussex Pub, real country atmosphere.

First rate food, interesting varied and different. Well presented, high quality ingredients.

15 May 2006 19:14

The Merrie Harriers, Cowbeech

Food is excellent, service a little slow, good atmosphere in the bar, but not in the conservatory.

High quality food and well priced.

15 May 2006 19:12

The Giants Rest, Wilmington

Went again this Saturday. Good points were it is a non smoking pub, though it is really a restaurant now.

Bad points, Food very mediocre vegetables very poor and limited, expensive for what it is, also very hot and stuffy.

On balance our last visit.

15 May 2006 19:09

The Star Inn, Normans Bay

Went last Sunday, first time for ten years as we heard it has new owners and had improved.

Yes it had, pleasant restaurant serving good quality and reasonably priced pub food, hardly gourmet but that was not expected. Good service, particularly attractive and efficient French waitress.Harveys beer well kept.

There is a large childrens play area which may be off putting to some.

10 May 2006 15:22

The Priory Court Hotel, Pevensey

We were deeply dissapointed. Having booked for Sunday lunch we found the atmosphere, decor etc reminicent of an old fashioned tea room.

Food was dull, very average quality, service poor. Not a hit at all.

17 Feb 2006 12:18

The Royal Oak and Castle, Pevensey

Food is of a high standard very gastropub, however has changed hands and while the menu has stayed the same it lacks the edge that the previous owners had and the service while OK is slow and not as slick.

Who knows it may improve again.

17 Feb 2006 12:15

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