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“Quality Food - Quality Service”

The Dial Inn Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Lamphey
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Quality Food - Quality Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

So good we had to come back again. We came here for dinner on Tuesday, purely by chance . Luckily we got a table and chose from an impressive specials board, both had fish, the portions were generous and included vegetables. We were sorry not to have room for one of Mrs Richards desserts. The local beer was also very good. We returned this evening, having ensured a table by booking. This time we both had lamb, but different dishes again excellent and came with vegetables. Made sure we had dessert and again delicious. The staff certainly added to the evening, George said to make sure we mentioned the entertainment. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Quality Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

A very warm welcome in a nice village pub. Food choice was good and the quality was excellent. Good beer, pleasant atmosphere and helpful friendly staff and owners. Family friendly.

Visited May 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Had a meal here just over a week ago and despite the 60's interior, the food was bang up-to-date with good size helpings too and unusually all the vegetables were included in our main course choices. We had fish for our mains - sea bream and (2 of us had) the hake (in a ginger & crust with a dill & lime sauce). The Sea bream meal was huge 3 pieces of fish on a pile of crushed new potatoes with asparagus. Would try this if I were visiting again. Hake dish was lovely too and large Lovely crumbles with ice cream or custard for afters & mini sponge cake with cream & elderflower jam. Friendly & attentive service from (new?) young waitresses. Bill came to just over £60 for three of us - 6 courses in all, plus drinks, so good value.

Owners need to change the info on this site. The cuisine is NOT African - I'd say it was a cross between modern British & French (nouvelle cuisine).

If I was the owner, I'd convert the pool room into a dining room and knock-through into the small dining room next to it and move the pool table into the bar area (where we ate) to keep the local beer drinkers happy. I'd also improve the loos & get rid of the boxes in the red telephone box in the car park, which lower the tone.

All-in-all though, a lovely meal and service and would happily visit again.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Lovely traditional pub with excellent food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Nice welcome at the Dial Inn. Good menu with some interesting options as well as more traditional. We ate Guinea Fowl and Lamphey Lamb specials and were very pleased. Lots of fresh veg and plentiful portions. Puds were yum - cumbles, pies, meringues. Local beer was good. Not cheap but we felt fair for decent local food. Folks running the pub are very kind and helpful. Will be back soon we hope!

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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“Blown away by our meal, such a surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Just spent a few days away in glorious Pembrokeshire, staying in the village of Lamphey and revisiting all the restaurants we've eaten at in the past.
The meal we ate here was incredible. My husband and I both had the Sea Bream on a bed of crushed potatoes with asparagus. The fish was the freshest you could wish for and melted in the mouth and 3 large fillets criss crossed over each other on the bed of crushed potato. The asparagus sat on a very nice lemon sauce. The vegetable selection that came with it was superb, broccoli, carrot batons, fine beans all just a little al dente and so fresh and the garlic potatoes were mouth watering, made in quite an unusual way.
After dinner we were presented with the dessert menu and when we read that they are all home made by Mrs Richards (I think) we couldn't refuse.
We both chose Hazelnut meringue cake. This was so delicious and very unusual and came with a large dollop of thick fresh cream.
Not surprising to find out that there is a new chef here.
Don't hesitate to eat here if in the area.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Happytravellers94
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