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“"All you can eat but can't cut the meat" carvery.”
Review of The Old Vic

The Old Vic
Ranked #272 of 358 Restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: British
Description: This is a Pub in Scarborough opposite the railway station. I think they may have some bedrooms, but i was going to review their good value, good quality pub meals
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Description: This is a Pub in Scarborough opposite the railway station. I think they may have some bedrooms, but i was going to review their good value, good quality pub meals
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“"All you can eat but can't cut the meat" carvery.”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We called in yesterday for Sunday lunch as we were in the area and had no other plans. We saw the advertising board outside and felt hungry. It was two for a tenner. The staff were very friendly and the bar was enormous being indicative of a building of that era.
We went up to get our food. It was a carvery and the serving lady carving the meat was in a bit of a tizzy. She could not cut the pork or beef despite many attempts! She began to look really embarrassed and made excuses about not being big enough to reach the joints as the bar was too high.
To save her further embarrassment I suggested that the 4 carving knives that she tried were all blunt. OK.......the meat was tough, the toilets were horrible and the meal was not good.
I must add that they had a folk singer on live. He was good.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Scarborough
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dont go in "the old vic"”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Deco is out dated; pool table is crap. The drink that i got (half of coke) was flat and when i went to the bar to complain; the bar staff saaid that it wasn't.
I work in a pub so i think id know coke was flat and they should also know.

Over all, the survice was crap.

Visited May 2012
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Scarborough, England
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Value for money bar meals”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

I have been here a few times to use the bar and also for bar meals. I believe it is a hotel, but ive never stayed or seen the rooms. What i can say i that The Old Vic is conveniently located opposite the Railway station and close to the town centre. The bar in the evening seems quite lively and they offer quite a lot of promotions. However the real surprise for this pub, that to be honest looks pretty standard from the outside is the good quality bar meals. The menu ranges from baguettes to full meals, pizzas etc and they are all extremely well priced. I had been expecting bog standard microwave meals, and was surprised that the meals are all accompanied by lovely fresh mixed salad on the side- a welcome departure from the usual soggy lettuce leafs!

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Jmac10
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