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“You'll NOT leave hungry” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Denison Arms

Denison Arms
40 Main St, East Ayton YO13 9HL, England
01723 862131
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in East Ayton
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“You'll NOT leave hungry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a real, traditional pub with real traditional home-cooked pub food. The type you got in every village pub 20 years ago. Sunday roasts of beef, lamb, pork, turkey or chicken with a good selection of vegetables all piled high on a plate. And I mean piled high. Somebody has forgotten about portion control here - which I'm sure is the main reason that most people eat here. You'll never, ever, leave hungry.

The other menu options are standard fayre: sandwiches, curry, scampi, lasagne, burgers, etc, all of which again are served in huge portions on huge plates.

Service is pleasant enough. You take a seat and a waiter or waitress will come and take your order. If you want drinks you need to queue up at the bar and ask them to put the drinks on the bill (or you can pay separately).

If you're expecting a gourmet dining experience you won't get it at the Denison. The decor is a little shabby and the place has a run-down feel to it. You will however receive a child-friendly warm welcome, a selection of decent home-cooked food, huge portions, and good value for money.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pub grub as it should be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We live about 500 yards from the Denison and have been eating here for over 10 years, The pub has had it;s ups and downs over the years but for warm friendly service and man-size portions it still takes some beating.The food is always fresh cooked the fat chips are a winner every time and its 2 meals for a tenner deal is good value.
Children are very welcome, high-chairs available and a summer evening eating outside on the patio is lovely,it can get rather busy in the summer as folks from the local campsites descend on it and booking is advisable.The Denison has of late been smartened up somewhat, the old carpet has gone and has been replaced with Laminate flooring and the whole place looks brighter inside, and i suppose it needed it.
There is a good choice on the menu but usually i opt for the 16oz sirloin with their fat chips and crispy battered onion rings, after that and a couple of pints of Stella i go home full and happy, long live the Denison !

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Home cooked fresh food. Massive portions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Very good value. Fresh food home made. Loads of choice on the menu.lovely home made fat chips! Nice atmosphere friendly country's pub.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“We wil be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time eating here and I wasn't disappointed.
The portions are a good size with a good menu throughout.
The only thing that spoilt it was the sound of traffic but then it is by the side of the road so it is to be expected.
On the whole we will return.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“One of my favourite places to eat in Scarborough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

When visiting Scarborough I always try to make time to visit this place or its sister the foxhounds.
If big potions are what you want then I recommend this place the staff are always friendly and the food never fails to please me. The one complaint I would have is in winter it can tend to be a little cold in the restaurant area I now try and get a table in the main bar area if I go in winter.
Great food at a great price

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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