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“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Sidings - CLOSED

The Sidings
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

How nice to have a pub that has a good choice of food within walking distance of home. The staff are very welcoming and the food was well prepared and presented. No soggy pastry on my pie it was excellant!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Kathryn T
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English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not as good as it was”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is still a good quality pub with a fine selection of ales and beers .the service is really good the only downside is the food is not as good as it used to be its still better than lots of other pubs but it seems to be lacking the standards of old which is a shame .The pie was lacking in flavour the pastry was soggy which on a pie night is not what you want .
This will not stop me from going into this pub for food but I will choose more carefully what I order !!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank bigleelee
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Food_Lovers70, Owner at The Sidings, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Big Lee

So sorry to hear your pie wasn't as good as normal. I will discuss this with the chef today and make sure we get back to where we were and keep our standards to that level. Please do make sure you tell us when your are in if the food is not as good as you expect, it is much better for us to address the matter there and then if there is a problem.

I am not making excuses but as we make all our own pies they do sometimes come out slightly differently, not like factory produced ones.

Hope to see you again soon.

John
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England
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Family meet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very good traditional pub food (not gastro -twee),large portions, big selection . Good range of cask ales as well .
The pub itself it not striking but easy to settle in to .Our group of adults and children were made welcome by the friendly staff. The only gripe was ordering the food from the bar ,somebody taking the order would have been a nicer touch .
Overall it was well worth parking in the Sidings !

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank SimN
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Food_Lovers70, Owner at The Sidings, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thanks for your positive review and feed back. We have toyed with the idea of taking food orders at the table but so far haven't done so, we felt as a pub doing traditional pub food it wasn't necessary. However, if more people feel it is appropriate we will of course do so. Thanks again, John
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Welcoming and fab food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We visited on 16th October using a Living Social Voucher. My boyfriend passes the pub regularly but had not gone in before, he wishes he had and we will definately be going back. The staff were so friendly i got sidetracked and forgot to order our starters, but the venison and sea bass we had were delicious, very fresh and tasty as was the steamed pudding and crumble, with real homemade custard, gorgeous! We were really impressed and look forward to going back again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Youniepud
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Food_Lovers70, Owner at The Sidings, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thanks for your great review, sorry you forgot to order your starter though, at least it gives you a good reason to come back and try one. See you soon, John
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good traditional pub & food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We visited this pub using a living social voucher and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a quiet Tuesday evening but the place was warm, clean and welcoming. My husband and son were pleased with the selection of beers and the food was excellent. Large portions and very nicely presented, using local products. We had the homemade burger, cod & chips and sausage and mash and all enjoyed our meals. The staff were friendly and helpful. Cannot fault the place, do not be put off by the location! We would definitely visit again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank katyb2011
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Food_Lovers70, Owner at The Sidings, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Glad you enjoyed the food and the beer, see you again soon.
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