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“go somewhere else” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Island Pool

The Island Pool
Wolverhampton Road, Kidderminster DY10 3RX, England
01562 850 311
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Ranked #28 of 86 Restaurants in Kidderminster
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Island Pool is a clasic country pub serving not only a high standard of food but great tradional ales. We have to offer, a carvery with a choice our locally sourced meats accompanied by a wide variety of fresh locally sourced vegetables. Alongside our carvery we have an extensive menu with a range of foods to suit any and every pallet. We are proud to offer exquisite beef steaks, also sourced locally, and are all cooked to perfection.For Bookings or any information, send us a message or give us a call! We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“go somewhere else”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

we read fantastic reviews in our stourbridge newspaper all fresh veg it said. what a load of rubbish the veg was all dried up i wouldnt serve that carvery to the dog. never again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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JonSmith18, Manager at The Island Pool, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi there,

I can assure you that your experience is not our normal standard and hope you will try us again.

Kind regards
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English first
Warwick, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Don't do it!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Popped in to this pub after hearing it had recently reopened, my partner and I and two year old little girl were after somewhere nice to eat to celebrate the little one turning 2! We hadn't booked but were told we could have a table but would need to vacate by 7pm, absolutely no problem. However that was all we were told! Eventually after sitting at our table (which was filthy) for 10 minutes I went to the bar where I waited another 5 minutes to be acknowledged, managed to order some food and a very disappointing pint of Doombar for my partner! We both had the carvery and asked for a third plate so we could share some with our two year old (I'm a publican and this is a very normal request!) the food was terrible, vegetables very over cooked, Yorkshire puddings were rock hard and the meat (apart from the beef) was very tough. Yes it's cheap but if you can't eat it it's hardly value for money! Eventually a member of staff came to clear the table and told us we needed to pay extra money as our two year old had had some of OUR food!! We hadn't had any extra and no one ate it!!! All in all a very disappointing 2nd birthday meal, wish we hadn't bothered!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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JonSmith18, Manager at The Island Pool, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I can only apologise for your experience here at The Island Pool and can assure you this is not our normal standard of service. I hope you will visit us again in the future and have a more ejoyable meal. Our staff will be notifed with reagrds to the swlow service you recieved at the time of your visit and will act upon your comments accordingly.

Kind Regards
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Stourbridge
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“Proper food for a decent price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The Island Pool has now returned to its former name after going through several name changes.
Located on the A449 Kidderminster to Wolverhampton Road @ Cookley.
Resevations accepted on 01562 850311
Suitable for Family and friends etc.
Went for Carvery meal with three others on Friday 14th December 2012. They also cater for other menus but we all opted for the carvery. Ample parking on site
Very confortable seating arrangements with pleasant decor.
Staff were very friendly and polite and attentive to our needs.
As I say we ordered 4 drinks (1 x soft drink, I xPint of beer and two large glasses of wine) + 4 carvery meals, and 3 x puddings.....total cost £35 inc drinks.
Choice of 4 meats (Beef, Pork, Ham and Turkey). Good varied choice of vegetables. We all cleared our plates and two of us decided to go for extra vegetables.
Three of us had puddings which again were very reasonably priced (£2.95 each). We had Apple pie and custard, Rhubarb crumble with ice cream and Baileys Cheesecake with cream.
All in all no one left neither disappointed or indeed wanting more.
Will definately return in the near future.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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JonSmith18, Manager at The Island Pool, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hi there,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review us after your visit. I'm very glad you enjoyed your meals and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind Regards
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing first visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We visited this pub carvery a few weeks ago just after it had re-opened. Very disappointed. It was a lunchtime and we found a table alright. However, we had the carvery and were very disappointed. The vegetables were floating in water therefore wishy washy. The meat was O.K. But the rest was not enjoyable at all. It was quite cheap and it showed. We will not visit again and we have told our friends of our experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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JonSmith18, Manager at The Island Pool, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hi there,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review us after your visit. I would like to apologise with regards to your visit here at the Island Pool. This is not our usual carvery standard and hope you will come and give us another try in the future.

Kind Regards
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“Great value for money great carvery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

Great value for money great carvery and good atmosphere. Very busy but good service. Highly recommened.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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JonSmith18, Manager at The Island Pool, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hi there,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review us after your visit. I'm very glad you enjoyed your meals and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind Regards
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