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“Sadly average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Victory Inn

Victory Inn
Victory Steps, St Mawes TR2 5DQ, England
+44 1326 270324
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Ranked #7 of 11 Restaurants in St Mawes
Cuisines: Dessert, Brew Pub, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The only traditional pub in St Mawes, we offer good value pub grub but also have some fantastic fresh fish specials every day. Each week we offer specials deals on our food. Friday nights is fish and chip night 2 for 12 pounds. We are dog friendly. Family friendly. Great range of ales and ciders.
Taunton, United Kingdom
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“Sadly average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great drinking pub but feel ripped off to pay over 6.00 for 5 defrosted small prawns called king prawns.

This place has been taken over again through a divorce settlement ? Get back to reality and the proper home cooked food like you used to do.

Your chef is great, let him cook I have been coming here for 20 years and have seen the highs and lows of The Victory.

You have a captive audience in he winter, why let your standards slip just because its the winter.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Okay for a quick one”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Hubby and I visited this pub twice. On both occasions the staff were friendly and there was a nice fire going but there is definitely the feel that this pub is the one the locals use. I don't have a problem at all with this and it is good to know it is well utilised. Quite a lot of seating which is a little narrow if you happen to be slightly broad in the hips but the beers on offer were good and the service was fine. We didn't choose to eat here but that wasn't because it didn't appeal we just didn't have time to try them out - maybe next time!

Visited February 2014
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“Great pub. Poor B&B”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Last minute me and partner decided we'd book somewhere for an over night stay. After looking online we came across The Victory Inn which looked nice and sounded great... To be honest it's a real shame I have to say this BUT it really was a poor stay. On arrival the pub outside looked lovely, quiet and cosy. We was greeted inside by a very friendly Bulgarian chap, he showed us to our room "The Nelson Room" showed us the fire escapes and reserved us a table for dinner by the fire! We went to the room to unpack and get scrubbed up for grub... Then the problems started appearing.. We turned the TV on for some background noise while getting ready.. After scanning the TV three times it came back with the same thing "no channels found" so we scrapped that idea and went to turn on the small clock radio supplied to find that didn't work at all.. Wouldn't switch on. By this point we was getting rather fed up.. My partner then went to the bathroom, flushed the toilet and the toilet flooded the bathroom out and water came running out and all over the carpet... As I went running out the door to get someone the chap that greeted us was running up the stairs for our room already.. I explained our problem and he supplied us with more towels to lay on the bathroom floor and carpet... My partner goes back in to the bathroom to fill the sink for a shave..... To find out the hot water tap didn't work! After finally showering in a mouldy shower we finally make our way downstairs. The chap asked us "is everything okay so far" hmm... So we told him all the problems also including:

No internet (even tho advertised)
Dust everywhere!
Windows wouldn't open.
Dodgy bedside lamp.
Rusty shelving unit in bathroom.
Fire exit door that doesn't work (as we realised when we was trying to get back in the pub later in the evening when everyone else in the pub had gone home)
Kettle that turns itself off half way through boiling.

After telling him all of the above he said he was sad to hear it and gave us a complimentary bottle of their finest red (11%... Gonna need to be stronger than that for us to enjoy our stay!!!)

However.. I cannot fault the food. Well priced and enjoyable.

So, beware if considering staying at The Victory Inn.

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Kjmemc, Public Relations Manager at Victory Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2014
I just wanted to let you know that all the items on your list have been dealt with and very sorry you had such a terrible stay.
Kind Regards
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Cornwall
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“Exceptionally welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Superb service, very welcoming and really good fish and chips.

Possibly the best service we've ever had in a pub, prompt, friendly and helpful. Together with a varied menu and a real fire, it made for an excellent evening, especially give the dreadful weather outside.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Solihull
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“CONSISTANTLY GOOD.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A "proper Cornish pub" with plenty of locals at the bar, plenty of atmosphere, and a good choice of beers. Friendly informal service, and always a selection of lovely fresh fish and seafood dishes on the menu .... I've never had a bad meal. Very popular ... table bookings essential.

Visited September 2013
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