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“Confused but good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Winforton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Stoke-on-Trent
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Confused but good!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Lovely local village pub which is endeavouring to be a fantastic restaurant. The balance between something for the locals and some thing for the discerning foodie is still conflicting a little not because the food isn't excellent but the decor is simple although clean (the ladies could do with some extra touches of luxury), and this didn't work for me. We had rustic bread and salmon, cannot fault either in terms of fresh ingredients or taste both were excellent. Good wine options and the host clearly knows his stuff here. Service was good. The locals adding a touch of camaraderie for before or after dinner. Overall I would say really good, but missing something that makes it amazing. Would definitely eat here again.

Visited August 2013
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fourpalms134, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Many Thanks for your review of The sun Inn. We strive to strike the balance between a friendly local pub welcoming our regulars and offering a warm welcome to strangers who come our way just once.
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mid wales
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Won't bother again”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Lunch for four on a wet sunday afternoon. Pleasant Inn with an old world type of decoration.....pleasing to the eye. The host was welcoming, drinks good and a varied menu on offer. Three of us chose the beef option and my sister in law asked for a special meal of fish and salad (which she thoroughly enjoyed and was cooked to her request, absolutely no complaints there) Unfortunately the beef was quite rare and none of the meal was too warm.....we ate it as no one came over to check if we were happy or not and we were hungry. When the landlady came at the end of the meal we pointed out the problem with the beef ( lots left on all three plates) and were told that we should have said what we wanted....we were not asked so how could we say! The general opinion we got is that it is up to the customer to let them know how we wanted our meat cooked.....for a sunday roast? Never been asked that before. Consequently the landlady left other staff to deal with us....no apology, no offer of a small reduction in our bill, even a complimentary coffee would have been a nice touch. But never mind, we were just four people out for Sunday lunch. We won't go there again and I don't imagine for one minute that this will cause any hardship to the proprietors, just felt I wanted to make this comment especially as the majority of people have written such glowing reports and this is why we chose to go there.

  • Visited July 2013
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fourpalms134, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for your valued review, I am sorry to read you were disappointed with your recent Lunch. As I am sure you must appreciate we have gained an excellent reputation over the last seven years and this has not been achieved without listening to our customers and offering a quality of food to suit the majority of tastes. A special meal was prepared for one of your diners who had special requirements I am delighted to read all was well with her meal.
My wife and another staff member did return to your table to check the meal was to your liking when all said yes other than the lady who had the specially prepared fish requested more salad dressing, my wife collected your plates and at that stage you did advise her that the beef was too rare for your party, my wife apologised and added had we known you liked your beef well done our chef would have taken care to offer you Beef of that did meet your expectations.
Once again on behalf of the whole team we are sorry if your experience was not that of the majority of our customers.
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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“Lovely food and great service”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had a lovely family meal during our holiday in Herefordshire. Delicious food and wine and the owners were very welcoming. Would definitely go there again and would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

  • Visited July 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Depends...”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Lunch with friends on a grey day. Warm welcome from owners when we arrived. Good selection of dishes on the menu and the boys liked the reasonable selection of beers. There was an appropriate waiting time once orders were placed. One rump steak with mushroom and brandy sauce, one mushroom pie and 2 hake goujons with chips, in general, went down very well with lots of appreciative noises from the table. For me though, despite the goujons being very well presented, coated in a very light crisp batter and accompanied by a kind of mushy fresh peas and good chips, not quiet chunky or crisp enough, overall the main meal just didn't take off and lacked a kick.

Puddings for 3 people, I mostly don't do pudding, were very well received. Seemingly, the salted carmel, rhubarb and vanilla ice creams, the cheesecake and the chocolate tart where very satisfy
desirable to pudding lovers.

I would certain recommend this pub but it may not totally satisfy all appetites.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank jabjaw
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Gastro food, affordable and welcoming atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Arrived late, got a hasty reccomendation from a batty hippie, quick check on trip advisor and bounced through the door with less than 5 minutes left to order supper at this great pub. The landlady warmly greeted us, encouraged us to catch our breath and get settled. Again the landlady steered me in the direction of a pint of Butty Bach, a lovely smooth local brew and patiently waited for us to browse the menu. I went for the the fish in pink lemonade batter - gorgeous, very fresh fish, lightly cooked and the batter had a bit of fizz to it, very nice. Also the flavoured bread was so yummy and all of the food came very well presented. An absolute must!

  • Visited May 2013
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