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“Great food in a wonderful atmosphere but at a price”
Review of The Three Gables - CLOSED

The Three Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 21, 2014

the building is lovely and was one of the main reasons my friends decided to eat here. The menu looked pretty good too and indeed the food and service were faultless.

However, the restaurant is a bit on the expensive side, but that's the only issue I have. I would go back after saving up

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Thank stefinn
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had travelled over to Wiltshire from Ireland to see the farm that my son and his girlfriend had bought near Trowbridge - we stayed at the Premier Inn there for two nights which was first class and had dinner on the first evening at Prezzo which was just next door and was absolutely spot on.

On the second evening we booked a table at The Three Gables, which we thought we would deserve after a busy day at the farm - how right we were as tasks included driving to Salisbury to collect two new baths for the farmhouse!

We arrived at The Three Gables, which truly was "An oasis of peace & calm". It was a lovely evening but as time was pressing, we went straight upstairs to the inviting quiet cool restaurant.

A bottle of Ruinart Champagne [£58.00] got us off to an excellent start and we then chose from the a la carte menu. I had the crab salad and the sole with brown shrimp ravioli and finished with the milk chocolate parfait.

They were all absolutely delicious and were accompanied by a 1999 white Savennieres which was an absolute bargain at just £39.00. Incidentally, another reviewer has complained about a bottle of dessert wine costing £480.00 - this refers to Chateau d'Yquem which is a first growth from Sauternes and from the 1983 or 1988 vintages. As the RETAIL price varies between £250,00 & £380.00 per bottle - it is actually rather good value and I have seen the same wine on wine lists in other restaurants at £600.00 plus per bottle. So, it is really a case of choosing something that suits your wallet and there are other very good wines from Sauternes at less than £60.00 per bottle.

The team that looked after us were charming, friendly and efficient.

All in all, it is a lovely restaurant that cannot be faulted. We will most definitely return.

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Thank bwlunn
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

The building drew us in but the surprise was the ambience (we sat in the garden comfortably in a lovely setting), the staff (we were welcomed immediately and from then on all the staff were professional and friendly), the food (we had the set lunch menu which was excellent value, imaginative, good sized portions, beautifully cooked and presented and full of flavour).
There was certainly no sneering! We came away amazed at such value and high standard. Would definitely recommend it for lunch and would try dinner if in the area.

1  Thank Ian B
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you wish to pay £480 for a bottle of dessert wine, to dine away from the peasantry and to be sneered at by waiters - then this is the place for you..

If on the other hand you enjoy good food sympathetically cooked, a pleasant atmosphere and a decent choice of wines, spirits and beers then I'd try the Longs Arms or the Seven Stars - both of which are in striking distance and offer better value than this snobbery.

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2  Thank Keith B
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Visited this restaurant with my cousin on a very hot day, it was an oasis of peace and calm. Was seated at a spacious table in a window, beautiful crisp white linen tablecloth and napkins. Good attentive service but not 'in your face'. Food very well presented, the only downside was that it was a limited choice on all 3 courses. You could purchase just the main course or two courses or as we did, have 3 courses at £16 per head. Plenty of coffee, enough for six cups cafetiere and provided me with hot milk to go with it. Would definitely visit again.

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2  Thank SusanMarlow
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