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“Mrs Basil Fawlty is alive” 2 of 5 stars
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The Falcon Hotel
2-4 Broad Street, Bromyard HR7 4BT, England
01885 483034
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Ranked #12 of 16 Restaurants in Bromyard
Cuisines: British
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
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“Mrs Basil Fawlty is alive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is not a review of the food, just the place itself as we didn't get as far as ordering.
Went in to eat lunch but were immediately put off by the non welcome from presumably the lady proprietor who interrogated us as we were having a look around as to what sort of food we wanted, bar, restaurant etc, we said can we eat outside, as it was a pleasant day, yes but I can't serve restaurant menu as the gravy will congeal! We took a bar menu and looked ouside but weren't enamoured by the seating area or the menu choice, so after our grilling we decided not to bother and departed.
There weren't many eaters or drinkers there, I wonder why. Some good old fashioned customer service would be useful.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
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malden essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Falcon Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

breakfasts first class with a very good choice, porridge may be off menu, dinner good value and selection with steaks cooked by Craig, all meats very tender, with reasonably priced wines

Visited August 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Where to Begin. . . . . .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Well, having chosen to visit Bromyard on a wet Tuesday only to find that either places were closed all day or closing half day, the Falcon Hotel offered more than most for a lunchtime bite to eat.

The portions were enormous, well cooked and excellent value for money, really could not be faulted, and to cheer everyone along, the proprietors were straight clones of Basil and Sybal Fawlty.

When ordering food and in particular chips with our turkey and ham pies we were told with a straight face that there was no need for chips as the pie was enough, forging on with our order we were then advised that we had been warned and it was not her fault if we could not finish the meal.

We enquired of the bar man which local beer he recommended, to be told that he could not advise us at all as he did not have a clue as to what type of beer we liked!

Many small fawltyesque moments followed throughout the meal, however this only served to make the experience more enjoyable, although it would be easy to see how this could put people off, with the attitude that patrons were only ruining the proprietors afternoon.

All in all, would we return?, well yes I think we would, the food was not faulty, only the owners, and that can be overlooked if you see it as it is. The surroundings were clean and tidy and well presented which is not always the case in a bar type restaurant.

Visited February 2014
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Great lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Called into The Falcon in Bromyard today with a group of walkers. Pre booked our food before the walk. We were shown into the lovely restaurant, spotless tablecloths, silver, clean cutlery, glasses etc. Quite a difference in the selection of food, some hot - while myself and husband had the BEST sandwich ever. Made on their own bread, which was exquisite, I had prawn, while he had hot very tender beef with horseradish. They were enormous sandwiches, I could barely eat all mine. The other had various i.e. from risotto to curry to beef and suit pud, all clean plates and no complaints. The owner/lady is not to be trifled with, looks terrifying, but don't be scared, give it a go!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Lovely service, excellent food, great 1920/30s music in the background and spotless tablecloths, cutlery etc...it was like going into the oats,,,in a good way !

Visited September 2013
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