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“Nice and cheap”
Review of The Penny Farthing

The Penny Farthing
Ranked #102 of 618 Restaurants in Coventry
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Popped in here for lunch to see what it was like and was pleasantly surprised. The pub Is new so smells and looks very clean and the staff were excellent. As everything is two for one you cant really go wrong and our food was served by a well trained waitress and tasted great.
With the bill being as cheap as it was I hope that this place can survive as it is a nice refreshing change. I will definitely be going back.

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Thank SteveS1970
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Shortly after this new gastric delight opened in the middle of a new posh housing estate we went to experience the work of a manager parachuted in from a successful career elsewhere in the far West Midlands. Experienced under-managers were catalysts in this new initiative and the waiting staff had been trained well.
Others around us expressed their yummy comments as their dishes arrived and were tasted. My wife's came first and after a short delay mine arrived too. Now you know what it's like when somebody else is paying for your meal you don't like to mention any disappointment do you?

'Hers' was obviously perfect and mine, a rump steak, was well er closely related to a Phillips 'stik-a-sole'. The alarm on the waiter's face was obvious when all the vegetables and the diane sauce had gone from the plate leaving the steak, bar a couple of bites, ready to be returned to the kitchen. He went to make a comment to me that I hushed and he got the message. The message was simple. It doesn't matter how well the cooks cook, the waters wait or the managers manage if the butchers deliver what is un-chewable no one can detect a butcher's failings until the customer comments. Steaks come in parcels of pre-prepared portions and everyone involved in the restaurant can only hope that they are all good. Just one slice dedicated to the dentist's summer holiday and the evening is left with a cavity of disappointment. UNLESS you have an eagle-eyed brilliantly trained staff member who takes you to one side - in this case an under-manager - who says quietly so as not to embarrass your party,
"Please come back sir but before you sit down just let me know you are here."
Three weeks later I did. I did mention that we had returned to celebrate a birthday and the said under-manager made sure that everything was just perfect with our meal and a 50% discount quietly deducted from the bill.
So thank you Penny Farthing staff you were great. Pity about the butcher and even the manager's Black Country accent but we're glad you've come to Coventry where we never talk funny eh?

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1  Thank Chesters413
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Been a few times now. The staff are excellent, but busy. Food is always decent and good portions. Place is nicely decorated and the beers seem well looked after. Car park is small and it's normally very busy. Definitely will continue to use it.

1  Thank MarcWallace
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Just enjoyed a very good family meal, polite staff lovely enviroment would definately recommend and se will be back soon

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Thank mecca67
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

There were 4 of us trying this pub out for the first time. The big attraction is 2 for 1. It really is very attractive inside and outside and offers a vast range of choices. The service was very good but unfortunately the food was not. 3 of the 4 diners were quite disappointed finding their food either bland and the meat chewy. I think it would be quite expensive for anyone dining on their own. We will probably try it again but being very careful with our choice. In my opinion this pub needs to step up a gear or will find the competition very tough.

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Thank AlexBedlington
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