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“A bit hit and miss”
Review of The Miles Thompson

The Miles Thompson
Ranked #60 of 156 Restaurants in Kendal
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: British, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visit Kendal regularly and often have a couple of pints and meal here. From me it's a bit hit and miss. I think it has a much better atmosphere in winter with the log fire burning. I can understand the mixed reviews on here. There were times when the food has been rather good, and other times it has been really poor. One chap who seems to be a manager is rather arrogant and dismissive if things go wrong. Last time we ate there we ordered one of those "Freedom salads" that are being advertised. Having placed the order the chap comes over to our table to let us know there are none left and we must order something else. The "superfood salad" we had instead was really poor and was nothing like we have had in other JDWs. I often order Gammon as this is usually a good option. Perhaps it depends which chef is on that particular night. You have to be realistic: if you are after something a bit special then try places like Castle Diary or the New Moon. Basically, most of the time I have been to this place it has been middle of the road, average (sometimes poor) but most of the time it is value for money. Most of the staff are friendly enough (or have been with me).

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Visiting area, and we popped in for a meal and drink. Place was fairly busy, but oh soooo dirty and grubby everywhere, with such an awful smell in the place. Stood and waited and queued for a long time to be served, but walked out after a while. Been to numerous other Weatherspoons throughout country, and always found them to be great value and smashing decor, and good service.
Went after to Pumpkins across the road for meal and drinks, which was superb !

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Thank Karin60
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

There is plenty of seating available for large or smaller groups however the place needs some tlc in terms of its decoration. Standard wetherspoons menu available. Service is relatively quick and staff are polite. The queue wasn't too bad today but sometimes you can find yourself queuing a long time when there is only 1 or 2 people serving on the bar. Reasonable sized car park and high can claim some of your money back when you order.

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Thank Hannahbananalama
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

If it were possible I would rate this as half a star. Sunday lunch. Steady trade, not real busy. Wait for 10 mins to place an order. One waitress, untrained serving. Roast beef hard and uneadible. Next table to us complained and after listening to the managers excuses we decided it would be a waist of time to complain.
Have been a regular for this group for some time. Lost faith in them

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Thank David H
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Food was sent back then ended up asking for a return this is the second time weve tried this wetherspoons when the manager comes over and basicually ignores the complaint just buts in and goes "ill get u the refund" and says "i remember u from last time..." im sorry this is not customer service this is arragance there will be a formal complaint to weatherspoons and i will not be venturing back to this wetherspoons

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Thank dropdeadmed
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