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“Fab”

Restaurant at the Tower Bank Arms
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Tolleshunt Major, Essex, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fab”
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten at the Tower bank twice this week. Food and service have been excellent. Great with kids even though they were the only children there - loved meeting terry the tarantula! Must recommend the Sawrey sunrise for kids and the Grasmere gingerbread ice cream for adults. So nice to have fish without batter. See you next year.

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Stockport
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely beer, poor value”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

A very popular place, partly due to its proximity to Beatrix Potter's old house. The prices are very, very high and the food, to be honest, rather average. A place that is assured of constant custom due to its location but which could do with some updated staff training. For instance, you do not clear up while people are still eating. You do not just dump cutlery on the table and tell people to hand them round. At least, not at these prices you don't.

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Hertfordshire
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Extremely convenient if visiting Hill Top”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Had a pot of tea sitting in the sun in front of the pub after visiting Hill Top. Lovely little pub in a picturesque location. The service was pleasant and the tea good quality. Given the number of people who were also stopping for refreshments after looking around Potter's house, I was slightly surprised that there did not appear to be any kind of cake or biscuits on offer to have with the tea; there were none on the bar and I was not offered any. The pub seems to be missing a trick here!

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London
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A treat.”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Brilliant. Exactly what we needed. A cosy table for two. Excellent food. Very friendly atmosphere. Nothing not to like.

Visited May 2014
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Visited because of the reviews”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very quaint pub that serves gastro. Packed ans a requirement to get there early as they don't take bookings.
The food was very dissapointing and therefore expensive for the quality. I had a rib eye steak at £18.50 which was not much bigger or thicker than a minute steak and came with either reheated or frozen chips.. My partner had the tough roast beef that came with a frozen yourkshire pud and burn veg.
All in all a waste of £50.

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