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“A True Gastropub”
Review of The Cholmeley Arms

The Cholmeley Arms
Ranked #15 of 149 Restaurants in Grantham
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family run pub/restaurant with farm shop and bed and breakfast set in the lincolnshire countryside with a large garden and terraced area
Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

A roaring log fire, a warm welcome, great selection of beers and food to die for. What more could you ask of a beautiful, old world village pub. The main bar is full of character with a large open fire and beamed ceiling. There are two dining rooms, both are comfortably furnished and again full of character. The food, well I ordered the halibut with scallops and a creamy seafood sauce with masses of beautifully cooked vegetables accompanying it. The other people in my party of ten ordered a variety of other dishes including a superb curry and without exception every dish was absolutely excellent. No complaints at all. Compliments to John the proprietor and chef. Many thanks for a fantastic meal.

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1  Thank GeezeeDevon
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

my husband and I ate there on friday night .. the table was booked for 7.45 and after taking our order we had to wait until 8.35 for a table ......... not good, food was average as my steak was over cooked .

2  Thank irishchick63
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We went as a party of 15 so we had to preorder our meals to which none of them turned up to the table as requested children's steak ordered as medium to well was brought to the table with blood ousting out of it lasagne was served burnt black on top and the bread was served burnt if you want a drink be prepared to wait 15 minutes to be served. All in all this is a pub that is carrying the tag of a good restaurant and to be honest struggles to deliver the service of a 2 for 1 family chain pub.

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3  Thank Mushyp23
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

If, like us, you visit for the first time and in the dark, you'll find not just the car park but the entrance to the Cholmeley Arms difficult to locate. I know it's an isolated rural pub, but even so we would have appreciated better signposting and lighting. Once inside we had a pleasant welcome. As other reviewers have said, the portions are gargantuan, so unless you have the appetite of Desperate Dan, the advice to skip the starters is worth heeding. We enjoyed our food, which was of undoubted quality, though our overall experience was spoilt by being seated at a table very close to the door to the kitchen through which there was constant traffic. We had booked days in advance so it wasn't that we were being squeezed in as late arrivals, yet this was how it felt. We left disappointed, which is a shame as others have so obviously found the place to be delightful.

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Thank DavidLeicestershire
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

parents golden anniversary and thought we would love to go somewhere for a special Sunday lunch. had heard good things of the place and the reviews seemed to support this. What can I say - absolutely faultless. Really friendly staff and efficient without being in your face. Lovely fire and atmosphere, great beer and well the food....! Make sure you havnt eaten for a while cos the portions are not only huge, the choice is great and the quality is wonderful. Great value and faultless meal. The whole family loved it - if you havnt yet been I would urge you to do so.

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Thank Mark R
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