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“Massive let down ”

Retriever Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 73 Restaurants in Guisborough
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Retriever Bar and Restaurant opened on 26/1/2018 is a new family run country pub located at the Fox and Hounds, Slapewath. Set in an idyllic location, we serve quality homemade food with a brilliant menu to fit everyone’s taste, as well as our 5 star traditional carvery. We are looking to improve the decor within the country pub making sure we keep its tradition. Please come down and meet us.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so many good thing about this place so thought we would try it . Doesn’t live any where near up to its reputation. The meat was very dry and very stingy two tiny slithers of beef on an adult meal. chewy Yorkshire puddings and the veg was just tasteless slop. Very disappointed won’t be returning.

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Minicooper59
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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

We came for a Sunday carvery and the food was amazing,we’re going back here tomorrow with our parents this time for lunch. The service was outstanding staff very polite. The place was very clean and would recommend anybody to come here to eat

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

Poor quality not much meat given and veg looked a week old wouldn't go again was very disapointed the worst carvary ever

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Tracy M
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Retriever B, Manager at Retriever Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

Hi Tracey.. sorry for you experience, but all our veg is freshly prepped that day we don’t keep old stock so everything that went out on the carvery will have 100% been fresh, also as it’s just a mid week carvery and with it’s only been £5.95 it is a smaller portion during the week. We do extra large carverys if you would have required more meat...

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Reviewed August 18, 2019

It was good for 2night stay, walked there from kildale, its on the walk. Quiet area, clean, kettle and fridge in our room which were useful. Shower was good. Has a nice childrens play area. Also good parking.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

My family go here fairly regularly for meals. We are all fans of the Sunday dinner, which has a fantastic variety and is always delicious. I'm personally a big fan of the cauliflower cheese! There's always a choice of meats, the veg is always fresh, and the gravy is always nice and thick! The food is consistently great.

We also come during the week for meals when we can. We booked a table here for my 21st birthday, and each person was extremely happy with the food. The portions were very generous, and the food was cooked perfectly. Me and my husband popped in on another afternoon, and the food was again beautiful. The monthly themed food buffets are lovely too. There was recently a Spanish evening with a cinnamon chicken dish on the buffet which was very nice indeed!

The staff are all lovely and very happy to help. Good selection of drinks available from the bar too at reasonable prices.

We do come regularly and will continue coming here, especially for the delicious carvery. There's a reason they've been voted the best carvery in Teeside!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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