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“Great food - reasonable prices - good service”
Review of Lily Mays - CLOSED

Lily Mays
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are no longer trading
Somerset, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food - reasonable prices - good service”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Had a lovely evening meal for two. My steak and ale pie was great. The staff were friendly and chatty. good home made fare

Visited April 2013
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Thank somabc
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English first
Redditch, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor service and not friendly”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

They were advertising afternoon cream tea but closed between 2.30pm and 6.oopm!! Did not make eye contact and left us sitting there for 10minutes before asking what we would like . Would not recommend.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Sneezie66
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Lilymays, Owner at Lily Mays, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
We are very sorry that we did not meet the reviewers expectations! In our defence we would point out though that we are open till 3pm not 2.30 as stated, which as far as i am aware is the afternoon, and no where do we state or claim to be open all afternoon!
Also we dont know which day the reviewer actually visited but we feel that with the amount of reviews praising our waitresses and service the comment of being unfriendly is a little surprising and very out of charecter with our ethic.
If we were busy then it is possible that they waited 10 mins but unlikely!
We are not a fast food outlet and dont claim to be. If a customer is in a hurry then if they let us know we will do our best to serve them quickly. Part of the pleasure of being away on holiday is not to have to rush and be on a timetable so we dont like to pressure our customers to order the minute they sit down but let them relax and peruse the menu at leisure.
We do have two new waitresses this season and if it was one of them that served the reviewer then its possible that the lack of eye contact was due to a little lack of confidence in a new job but I have seen no evidence of this.
If you have a bad experience in a restaurant then why o why dont you say so at the time so we can address any problem real or imaginary at the time instead of resorting to anonymous postings on a web site!!!
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
“Lovely warm scones”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We had a savoury tea at Lily May's Tea Shop after walking from Watersmeet up to Lynton. The scones were delicious, fresh and warm, with cheddar and a slightly less lovely pickle. Staff pleasant and not bad value at £4.95 a head.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Riotstar
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cosy little tea room”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Tucked away on a corner we were pleasently suprised by this little cafe, the service was great at the food obviously home made!

Visited March 2013
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Thank geoff d
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Bridgend
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Small tea doing evening meals”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Stumbled across this location with no booking and managed to get the last table.

Saturday advertised as steak night place was full good atmosphere, good choice of meals at reasonable prices.

Limited drinks available, overall good experience food ok, but service was good and friendly. Some delay in eating due to fact the place was packed, would return there to eat again.

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Thank slps27
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