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The Curlew, Bournemouth

Sad, very sad. Avoid like the plague. It's very obvious that corporate greed has taken over, big time. The recent refit has sucked out the last traces of any ambience the place had. Overpriced, pre-packaged corporate good taste. I have been a regular there for the last 7 years or so and it has had it's ups and downs, but now, it's finished. Such a shame.

25 Mar 2013 21:23

Yeoman of England, Northampton

Had lunch here a couple of weeks ago. Very friendly attentive service and very nice Steak & Ale Pie. A pie with a proper crust - all the way round it... Not just a bowl with a lump of puff pastry over it. Yum. Didn't try the beer - had to go back to work in the afternoon.

21 Feb 2012 09:13

The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel

What a shame... Went in here yesterday after 29 years... Initially, I thought it was closed. When I went up to the bar, I wished it had been closed. I ordered a light & bitter... the barman had no idea what I was talking about. Even after I explained that it was half a pint of bitter and a bottle of light ale, he still had no idea. He poured half of Directors into a half pint glass and then asked me if I had any preference about which lager I wanted. I tried to explain, but in the end I settled for a pint and a half of Directors. The only thing that hadn't changed was the toilets. I know, I know... It was a bit optimistic to have expected it to have been the same as last time I went in there, but I would have thought I could go into a pub and order a pint of Light & Bitter for heavens sake. Last time I went in there (1983), I was asked if I would like the light 'chilled'. I don't know why the locals put up with it. There... I've said it now. Never mind. I've got it out of my system now and I will never darken their doors again. Very, very, dissapointing. I'm only giving it a 3 because the Directors was OK and servers with a smile.

18 Feb 2012 20:23

The Horns Inn, Ferndown

Went there recently again having said never again a couple of years ago. I should have stuck with it... What a total dump. Totally plastic. This time I mean it. Absolutely never again.

26 Nov 2011 16:25

The Curlew, Bournemouth

Much improved of late. Change of management seems to be working. Food is much better and they are trying some real ales from smaller breweries. It's much busier than it was last time I posted. Hope they keep it up!

27 Jun 2009 15:24

The Angel Inn, Longham

Have dined here recently on 2 occassions and both times been impressed with the food and the friendly service. It has been reasonly quiet earlyish in the evening.

2 Sep 2008 08:51

The Curlew, Bournemouth

Food has gone down a good deal since being taken over and refurbished. Aparently something to do with budgets and targets set by the brewery...?

The staff are great and do their best and are very welcoming, although at times there are not enough of them. The portions are generally quite small now and the quality is not much to write home about. It used to be very good indeed, hopefully, it will revive itself.

2 Sep 2008 08:46

The Horns, West Parley

Diabolical. Went there last night to celebrate my Wedding Aniversary with my wife and daughters (15, 11). The first thing that greated us was one of their "staff" who collared my youngest daughter and asker her how old she was. She said 11 and so we were then given the bum's rush. This was conducted in front of everyone in the dining area... I would not have been so unhappy about it had the "staff" asked either me or my wife quietly on one side and then said that they do not allow children to be served, but to button hole my daughter was unforgivable.

I would not ever set foot in this place again with or without my daughters if it was the last pub on the planet. Go to the Angel down the road in Longham. Friendly servie, good food, reasonable prices.

2 Sep 2008 08:39

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