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“Relaxed and tasty”
Review of Branwells Mill Meadery - CLOSED

Branwells Mill Meadery
Cuisines: American, British
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Relaxed and tasty”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This Meadery is quite dark, but it adds to the atmosphere and the feeling of being on a ship. The service was decent, and the restaurant quickly filled up with 2 very large groups. There is not a large selection of food, but provided you know what to expect when you go there, it's not that big a deal. Both the ribs and the chicken were well cooked and tasty, and they have a good list of drinks.

Overall, I think the food is slightly overpriced, but for a family meal once in a while, it's alright.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TazG303
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English first
Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“don't bother”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

After walking for ages trying to find somewhere to eat we came across this. Having visited newlyn meadery in past was willing to try this, wish I hadn't! Walk up to meadery up through office blocks, uninspiring start, once upstairs on top floor very dark and almost empty. No atmosphere. 3 wines to choose from, red, white and rose, all house and choice of 5 mains. Waitress did go and find out dietry questions for us and though food quick was lazy cooking. B b q sauce on ribs was out of a bottle and fish dish came with sachets of sauce, not even bothered to put into a bowl. Didn't stay for deserts just wanted to leave. Never again.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Michelle J
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Poor service...Rude staff”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Visited with 20 plus friends.....waited over an hour to be served after ordering......Food orders mixed up......Ignored by very rude waitress.....Simply no excuse for this bad service....This restaurant promised so much and failed miserably to deliver........Will definitely not visit this establishment again.....Very disappointing!

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Steve M
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't bother!!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Having been a regular diner at the Newlyn Meadery for the past 30 odd years I thought I would use this venue for our annual club meet because of the convenient car parking, foolishly thinking it would be an equivalent restaurant I booked our party of 28 people there.

.........Big mistake!!!!

The food was no comparison at all and some of the staff were VERY rude, I couldn't wait to get out of the place............

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Selenna2210
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Never again!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The staff were extremely rude and unhelpful, the food was not great, chicken too greasy on outside and too dry in the middle. Salad bar was unimaginative and sparse. One of our party had a hair in her main course when it eventually arrived. All in all not a good experience. Don't bother!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank cazzy1861
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