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Cross Scythes Hotel
Ranked #468 of 1,429 Restaurants in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Pub, European
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This has been reviewed as a hoteil but the excellent restauranr should be listed in its own right, if possible. Many thanks.
Doncaster
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

My first impression on entering the restaurant part of this pub was that there were few people there. It must be that most food here is served in the bar section. The only other diners were a small group of ladies on a friends’ night out.

Food was selected from the ‘specials’ menu. The cauliflower soup lacked taste and contained a firm ravioli containing what was probably spinach. The bread served with the soup was accompanied by an olive oil and balsamic dip which did not complement the soup. The main course of beef pie with Guinness should never have been passed fit by a chef to leave the kitchen. The meat was tough to the point of being difficult to cut with a knife, and inedible. My complaint was dealt with well by the waitress. One suspects the pie had been simmering under a hot light for a few hours. I did not bother with dessert.

There is no excuse for serving up food that is below par especially if you claim to be ‘Sheffield’s number one gasto pub’.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
North of England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Food and Really Welcoming Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Very welcoming and friendly staff greet you at this Gastro Pub. Good extensive menu, which you can get on-line if you want to have a peek before you go. We did not book, just walked in and it was Saturday night, not really busy. The food was of a good quality one had lamb, 2 had beef and guiness pie and 2 had chicken - all were well presented well and tasted great - no complaints at all with the food. To say this is a pub, the drinks prices are extortionate £5.85 for a glass of white wine which was not chilled particularly well so it tends to make your bill a bit pricey. Much better than your normal pub meal though and all home made.

  • Visited August 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Excellent food - well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Visited with my mum in mid-July. It was a Monday night and it was quite quiet, but to be fair - that's part of the charm. We enjoyed a relaxing evening with what I class as true British food. We had a starter (Bit of Pig - yum!), two mains (Chicken/Ham/Mushroom pie and Corned Beef Hash), a dessert to share and a coffee. Came to just over £40 - absolutely fine price for such quality food. The presentation was great and you can really notice the "home-made" taste.

In tough financial times, these are the types of pubs/restaurants that are worth supporting. Forget McDonalds and the other chains - local food is the way forward!

The service is great - they're there when you need them, and don't come over every 2 minutes to ask if you like the food - thank goodness. Friendly and helpful staff, always smiling and definitely adds to the experience.

Tip: go for a little wander around the village after your meal. There are some great little cottages and it's a charming little place :)

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“Great food great staff great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

Arrived sat 3rd 7pm was made to feel very welcome food arrived hot the smoked haddock & leek brandade was superb with the wife loving the lamb rump
Great meal thanks again will definitely go back again

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“disappointing experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

went to the cross scythes for an evening birthday celebration meal. I had booked the table and confirmed the number on the day. They had no idea who we were and gave us a table set for more people than our party. Had to ask what the specials were and the soup of the day. The waiter had no idea and had to ask in the kitchen. The menu is varied and offers something for most tastes but the food is average at best. There were very few other people dining and the whole place lacked atmosphere. The dessert menu was limited so we didn't bother and went home early.

  • Visited May 2012
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