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“Decent food in pleasant enough surroundings” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pen & Parchment

Pen & Parchment
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Traditional British Pub offering a range of great value meals to choice steaks, snacks and sandwiches! 4 Cask Ales available at all times, fabulous wines and a great selection of soft drinks and coffees! Great range of children's meals also available. Friendly service in a warm and cosy environment, and great outside seating for the sunshine times!
Faversham
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Decent food in pleasant enough surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate in this comfortable pub on three nights during our stay in Stratford.The meals were enjoyed and we appreciated the service we received from the polite and helpful staff.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Graham J
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Table 12”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Went for coffee, which was ok. Decided to stop for a bite to eat before going onwards. Ordered of the 2 for 9.99 section. Ordered large chicken ceasar salad and macaroni cheese, a starter of summer pea salad, side of onion rings plus 2 drinks. After paying 25.37, lady came out to say that ceasar salad had all gone, ended up having sausage n mash. Starter was good to share.
2 mains arrived. Sausage n mash were ok. Macaroni cheese was a dish with pasta with cheese melted over the top, no sign of a white sauce with it. Inedible. Was asked if all ok, advised that macaroni cheese was not right, was offered a choice off the 9.99 menu, chilli was chosen. This duly arrived minus the sour cream it was advertised with, and it came as the vegetarian option not with meat. No choice was offered. Assuming someone is vegetarian because they asked for macaroni cheese is a no no, was partly eaten as no time for messing about further.
Offered free coffee and a free dessert, coffee was taken.

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Thank RockapeD846
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a lunch here and what a lovely meal. Although we had to wait a little while as they were busy, we were told about the wait when we ordered. The meal was hot and enjoyable. We will be going back there.

Visited June 2014
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Thank HolidayDorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great staff great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

The pen and parchment is a loverly pub with great food shame they ran out of the sharing bread it sounded and looked amazing the staff where friendly and professional especially Ashley was a very good waiter and Benjamin was a very professional manager/bar tender.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Emma-Stuchbury
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Wiltshire
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good place for a snack”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

NIc epubb in a very central position in Stratford right next to the Tourist Information Office, We had sandwiches and drinks. Service was fast, sandwiches of good quality and prices reasonable. This is a good snack stop but would not want to have a celebration meal there as it is right on a very busy road junction

Visited June 2014
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Thank AADick
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