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“steaks on stones!”
Review of The Central Inn

The Central Inn
Ranked #38 of 239 Restaurants in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“steaks on stones!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

My partner and I came down to Newquay for a long weekend. we ate at the central Monday night to tie in with the quiz we were told was on from 9pm. We were recommended the steaks on stones by our lovely waitress, and wern't disapointed. unfortunately a table were not happy that night and boy did we hear about it. The poor manager had a torrent of abuse hurled at him before the table upped and left. The manager came round to the tables to apologize for the language the yob used which was a nice touch. Apart from that a thoroughly good night was had, and would recommend to anyone :)

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
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“Excellent food once again”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

We are regular visitors to The Central and always enjoy excellent food and service. Everyone is very polite and welcoming. Last night was no exception but the evening was slightly marred by a table of 6 people using bad language and becoming rather lairey over a jug of cocktail? I assume the manager/assistant manager was called over to calm the situation down but to no avail as the group became more aggitated and somewhat rude towards him. From where we were sitting this was totally unprevoked as he did everything possible to placate them.
Its a shame that we had to witness this but it won't put us off returning to The Central when we are in the area again. Thank you all at The Central, keep up the good work!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Debsiow
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Padstow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.... Shame about other customers”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Visited the Central for a meal, (Their Steaks on the Rocks for two, plus a bottle of wine, are amazing value) and had a very enjoyable evening, with my partner.
However as the evening progressed, the table of six people in front of us got very agitated about something and were very loud and rude.
The manager of the pub was trying to calm the situation and brought them a jug of drink, free of charge, but they were still very rude and using very bad language. If I were the manager, I don't think that I would have been so patient. They didn't seem happy with anything that he suggested and eventually left.
The manager then visited all of the nearby tables to check that other customers hadn't been upset by the commotion, bad language etc.
The food and service that we received more than made up for a few mouthy idiots. (We actually found it quite entertaining).
We have eaten at the Central on numerous occasions and have never witnessed the like before.
We will definitely be back and would thoroughly recommend the place to anyone looking for good food at reasonable prices.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Martin H
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So upset”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Found great pub,had coffee in the morning booked table for the evening
Staff great,meal brilliant,playing pub quiz,ordered jug of cocktail for six people
Had three drinks before jug was taken away. Replaced half jug slammed on table and shown slop bucket. The fact we spent over £100 on our meals was very offended he thought we would complain for no reason

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Angiexc
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Attitude of management team”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Excellent food this evening entertaining customers unfortunately after paying over £100 for our evening out we decided to have a jug of cocktail to finish the evening we had 3 glasses and our table was cleared of all glasses and drinks we spoke to the assistant manager who called us a liar he then replaced jug and slammed it on the table much to my annoyance had massive row when assistant manager showed us the SLOP bucket to try and prove his point how sad he has to justify a £8 jug of cocktail shame on you

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank tony c
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