We have been to The Bridge Inn many, many times. Each time it has been OK. Nothing above average and, to be honest, we only go because the kids like to use the play area.
I can definitely say that this will be our last time of ever eating there, and if you are reading this and thinking of going, all I can say it DON'T!
As it was the Easter weekend, it was pretty packed, so we chose the only table available in the children's area, away from the bar which appeared to be full of people getting drunk. Firstly, the table was absolutely filthy. The plates had all been cleared away, but there was food and drink spilled everywhere, including squashed food on the carpet beneath us. We asked someone to come and clean it up, which she did. Not sure what they use to clean the tables but we literally couldn't breathe due to the fumes!!
Anyway, we ordered food (didn't have what we wanted so had to chose something else) and was told there was a "30 minute delay". This was fine with us, and to be expected, so we sat back at our table and let the children play.
50 minutes later, still no sign of our food arriving. We heard others complaining about the length of wait time also.
We asked a waitress if she could check on the progress of our order. She came back out and saidd "5 minutes". 20 minutes later, still no food.
By this point the kids were really fed up - as you can imagine. Food then came out and, to be frank, it looked as though it had been thrown on the plate. We both had baguettes (they were completely out of wraps) and the filling was literally all over the plates.
We started to eat and within the first bite realised the filling (BBQ pulled pork) was STONE COLD! We called the waitress back over and she apologised (not her fault at all) and said she would take it back. We specifically said NOT to put it in a microwave, but surprise surprise...
Baguttes came back out, we asked if it had been microwaved and was told "no". I took one bite, and knew straight away it had. They had just chucked the plates in a microwave, making not only the baguette and filling boiling hot, but also the sloppy lettuce and.... wait for it.... MAYONAISE!! Yep, hot mayonaise.
We told her to take the food back and not to bother re-doing it, we would just get our money back - which we did. I worry that a 'chef' can get something as simple as a baguette SO wrong.
Not sure if he's even trained in food hygiene because if we had eaten that food, there's a very very high chance we would have been extremely ill with a nasty bout of salmonella!
The kids food was pretty dire too. When your kids won't even touch a burger, then you know there's something not right. The burger itself was fine, but the bun was falling to pieces as it was so stale. Disgusting.
Now I know you get what you pay for, but simple food hygiene and the competence to put together a simple baguette is not really asking too much, is it.
We will never, ever return to this place again. It is filthy, disgusting and a recipe for disaster.
Oh, I nearly forgot, whilst in the childrens play area we also witnessed (along with another family) a man in his 60's threatening to "knock out" a young child "and her old man"!!
It was like being in a zoo!
If you're thinking of going, don't. There are lots of really nice places in the area, and this is definitely not one of them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located between Yatton and Clevedon, The Bridge Inn is a delightful country inn which is renowned in the area for excellent family food and friendly serviceHungry Horse Restaurant Catering for over 140 people, you will find a warm welcome from our friendly staff. Catering for large and small bookings and delivering the personal touch.The Sports BarShowing live sports games on all of our 5 TV's with the option of the large wall projector. Deals on drinks from £1.99 during live matches!!!!! the atmosphere of the terraces is not to be missed in our pub!We are able to offer 40 rooms for those wishing to extend their stay with us. Enjoy the somerset country side or take a day trip to attractions such as Cheddar Gorge, Cabots Circus, Clevedon Seafront, The Grand Pier at Weston or just use us as the start to your holiday with an easy link to Bristol Airport. Our Function Room Weddings, conferences and celebrations. let our professional team look after you, whatever your needs. From start to finish, we can help you plan your day from bespoke weddings to that office meeting.The Famous Super Horse Soft Play Area As well as superb beer and great food we offer something for the kids. Action Zone is a multi level soft adventure play area that is free for all. We take bookings and run amazing birthday parties. Just remember, keep your eyes open and Super Horse might even fly in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bridge Hotel Yatton
- The Bridge Inn Yatton, Somerset