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The Drum and Monkey, Clevedon - pub details

Drum and Monkey
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Address: Kenn Road, Kenn, Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 6TJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19507) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Yatton (2.2 miles), Nailsea & Backwell (4.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 18 users)
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Popped by in July for first visit in about 5 years. The pub was wedged, I say "Pub" but to be honest it feels a lot more like a restaurant with a bar now. The service at the bar was incredibly slow but like i said they were very busy with food orders etc. The butcombe gold was good but at �3.20pint it should be, 6/10
fat_beer_badger - 11 Sep 2012 11:47
Pub currently closed looks like a refurb going on
james55westhead - 12 Jun 2012 07:30
Called back here again today with my Wednesday Luncher as he were under the weather. We tried the 2 x courses ffor �9-00 good value, He had the soup which he said as delicious and, I the pate. (the only 2 diners in also) at 12 noon gone.
The pate was straight from the packet fair enough, the salad garnish over dressed.
We both opted for the posh fish and chips, and, if I remember right from the Menu. " Fresh Fish and Mushy peas". I doubt the fish was fresh from the taste and, would have to say that the greasy battered portion that arrived looked grey and tasteless. The mushy peas were a dried up garden pea and mashed. again the salad was iver dressed. I did note a couple of new chefs, whom seemed to like to parade around the pub than the kitchen. The presentation of the food was otherwise good. I had, high hopes for this place a few months ago, bur now am not so sure.
james55westhead - 4 Aug 2010 15:29
Three of us popped in here yesterday for a quick light lunch, strangley enough we each ordered a Jacket potato A)cheese and Beans B) tuna mayonaise C) coronation chicken. Sad to say, that the 1st) disapointment came cheese no beans albeit this was corrected and apology given. 2nd on the same potato, was full of blackeyes, considering this had been cut open to melt the cheese over can only be described as a blatant oversight. 3rd) The toppings of the tuna and chicken were very meagre as was the side salad that accompanied it. The �5 plus for these items was surely OTT in the least. So now have to mark you down. Try asking or ensuring that meals served are adequate and up too standard.
james55westhead - 23 Jun 2010 14:38
I think james55westhead is correct, there is now new people running the pub and a new chef, so previous comments about the food may no longer be relevant. Personally I�ve always found that this pub doesn�t quite live up to it�s expectations. It�s got a captive audience in the villagers of Kenn, and is on a busy road between Clevedon and Yatton, so maybe it doesn�t have to try too hard to get the punters in.

The pub itself seems decent enough, with a couple of small bars having a fairly cosy feel to them and a suitably country pub look with plenty of wooden beams. On recent Saturday afternoon visit, the barman was busy playing the fruit machine when I arrived. Not really a problem I guess as there was nobody waiting, and he left it promptly enough. However, by the time he walked around the end of the bar someone else had arrived, and they got served first. The customer in question pointed this out, but he didn�t say a word and just carried on serving them regardless. So, a few marks deducted for very poor service I�m afraid.

Besides the two bars, there�s a very large restaurant area. There�s little in the way of a garden as a large conservatory tacked on to the end of the restaurant has all but obliterated it. If you want to sit outside, you�re stuck with a few benches at the front of the pub facing the road.

Mrs. Blackthorn was not happy about the lager choice, with Stella, Fosters and Carling on tap. I enquired about bottled lagers, but was told they didn�t have any, even though I could clearly see Bud in the �fridge. Beers were a fairly uninspiring Butcombe and London Pride. Ciders faired slightly better with Blackthorn, Thatcher�s Gold and Thatcher�s Traditional.

Blackthorn - 24 Apr 2010 19:06

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