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$7 - $23
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews bread and butter pudding fish and chips potatoes beef the pub family meal sit outside sunday lunch lovely lunch good quality food friendly atmosphere minster leas roast
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Reviewed October 31, 2022 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch and as we’re both vegetarian we had the nut roast. I cannot fault the service but the meal left a little to be desired. The nut roast was ok, bit too heavy on the pearl barley but unfortunately my Yorkshire pudding...was rock hard and inedible. Overall the food wasn’t as hot as I would have expected. Good selection of desserts and the caramel apple pie was lovely but again could have been hotter. Would I go back? Probably not.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2022 via mobile

I visited The Playa in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey on Friday evening on 21 of October. I was with a friend and we decided to eat which I must say was really pleased with the service food and live band playing. I would...highly recommend here. I had sausage and mash which was not only professionally presented but tasted excellent with definitely high quality sausages.My friend had the mixed kebab and the generous portion tasted amazing. I am actually back here now and decided to write this review as I believe praise where due. Looking forward to my meal. I wish to thank all the staff that work here and nice to see this still a pub in a fantastic location serving high quality food, good selection of drinks and live entertainment.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022 via mobile

Very bad service from very rude staff Food was very badly presented and served without " extras". Not value for money. Things pointed out to staff who were rude in response

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022

Have know this place over many many years never been until now. Went on a Friday Lunchtime the service was very good , the prices were very resonable & the quality of the food was great. It was not what we was expecting , it...exceeded our expectations by miles I know it has been recently taking on by new owners keep what your doing you ain't going to go wrong, I wish you all GOOD LUCK. Thanks to all the staff who were brilliant as well as the views across The Estuary whilst having your lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

Perfect Sunday lunch. Service was brilliant and very friendly. Roasts are amazing! Our favourite pub/restaurant on the island.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

Amazing pub with Amazing food and atmosphere to match! Lovely owners and staff with absolutely amazing food! and very good value! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

Most delicious roast on Sunday with such a lovely cosy feel to the pub. Staff are so friendly and really make you feel comfortable. Couldn’t recommend more and can’t wait for my next visit!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2022

Lunching with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed our choices. Our waitress Sarah couldn’t have been more welcoming, pleasant and efficient in her service. Thoroughly recommend and will return

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2022

Exceeded expectations for a Funeral Wake at such short notice. I cannot commend Nicola and her staff enough. I was panicking that I would not be able to secure a venue in time. Not only was the food excellent, with a good, varied selection and...very reasonably priced. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much, you certainly saved the day.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022

First ever visit to Minster and the Playa Pub/Restaurant. We found every aspect of our visit first class from welcoming, through menu choices to the serving of excellent food. Look forward to another visit.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 13, 2022

We chose the Playa for lunch with Laura's Aunt and uncle. Food was lovely, and huge portions. Service was great, and good selection of beers etc. We'll be back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022 via mobile

Amazing pub, fantastic staff. Always greeted with a smile. The food I’ve tried has been amazing and would definitely recommend if local. Always great entertainment aswell.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

On 27 July I took a group of 29 older people to The Playa for lunch. Nicola and the team were absolutely amazing. Nicola welcomed us all at the door with a lovely smile and warm greeting. We had pre-ordered food which arrived quickly and...beautifully cooked and served. The waiting staff were delightful and could not do enough for us. We never once felt hurried, just very comfortable and treated with upmost courtesy. The whole experience was perfect. Many of the group asked me to pass on my thanks to everyone who helped to make their trip to Minster so special. Will we be back…we so will!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

Tables are rusty outside. Plants all dead. Totally different feel to how this pub once was. Amazing location but gone down hill. This pub needs new management. We have very few good family pubs available on this pretty Island. It’s being wasted but management who...have no idea of it’s potential. This place needs financial investment and a professional management team to bring it back to it’s potential! Sad to see .. being back eddyMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2022 via mobile

This pub is nowhere as good as it used to be the staff are unfriendly and alway swearing and left us on our first visit being ignored as they stood chatting amongst their selves at the other end of the bar, outside tables either rotting...away and /or filthy with old ketchup and sauce stuck to them busy pub but only because of the view and the present weather we asked for a wet cloth to wipe our table outside and was told they don't have any very disappointed seems now like inside anything goes you not allowed in without a shirt but bad language is acceptable from the staff as well as the punters .More

Date of visit: July 2022
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