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“Comfortable, relaxed and friendly”
Review of The Bottle House

The Bottle House
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Penshurst
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Although every table was full, the service was efficient, friendly with enough time between courses for conversation. Prices were average for the area with the food being excellent. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Thank Stephanie F
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you suffer from any food related allergies, then avoid this restaurant at all costs. My partner suffers from Coeliac disease and has an allergy to dairy; eating out can be somewhat difficult if we haven't vetting the restaurant and the menu prior to booking. My partner used to be a chef, so he knows how food should be cooked and the correct ingredients that should be applied. He specifically chose the Lamb with Jus (Jus is reduced meat stock, with no added thickening agent), he was assured that no flour had been added to the Jus and there was no dairy in the dish. The following day, he was very ill; since we hadn't eaten anywhere since and he wasn't ill prior to the meal, we knew there had been gluten in the meal, even though we were assured otherwise. My partner has been sick for 6 weeks now, he has lost so much weight, this illness affects your brain, so he hasn't been able to concentrate for weeks and he's had to sleep during the day, to make things worse, he's self employed, so no work, no pay. We are 100% certain, his illness was brought on by this shoddy restaurant, who have created an impressive menu, but have no idea how to correctly cook the meals. I wrote a letter of complaint to the restaurant, which they ignored. I'm writing this review to warn others not to go to this restaurant, spend your money elsewhere and don't risk getting sick.

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Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Totally relaxed country pub with a fab menu, seated in the cubby hole area which was nice, excellent pâté to start, a gourmet burger and a bottle of chilled magners - bliss no complaints at all.

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Thank loops76_12
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We have been to the bottle house on several occasions but this was the first time we had been in the evening. Normally we have been at lunch times and have had to book. We visited on a Sunday night which as very quiet, but having said that it was later in the evening. The food is totally different from "pub grub" but despite being unusual choices there is certain to be something for all tastes. (I would recommend the roasts!). It is more expensive than normal pub fayre but the quality and service more than make up for that. The staff are extremely pleasant and polite and actually seem to enjoy what they do. Well done!

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Thank BrianUK17
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Looking for a Country Pub for a Sunday Lunch. Look no further. Advisable to book. Went with 18 people and they serviced the food at the same time and it was very tasty.

Thank PAULA B
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