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“Can't wait to return.”
Review of The Dorset Arms

The Dorset Arms
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Withyham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Seafood, British
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Having looked forward to visiting, post the pub's recent renovation, I was very impressed after enjoying lunch here today. The interior decor is superb and uniquely attractive complimenting a lovely menu of reasonably-priced and well-made dishes. The bar staff is friendly, welcoming and attentive. Ten out of ten!

3  Thank Neal1967
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

I went for Sunday lunch and had the Lamb roast dinner followed by the Summer Fruits Crumble.

The service was efficient, the food was great and the portions were excellent (especially the Crumble).

They are a bit OCD about cleaning the tables, I noticed one table had been cleaned 3 times between customers, still at least you know they value cleanliness.

A table decoration to brighten up the tables would be good. I would definitely go back for more.

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2  Thank shawej
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went for a family meal -4 of us. We stood at the bar for a good ten minutes before we were acknowledged (plenty of staff but busy talking to the locals) we ordered our drinks which were wrong so had to be re ordered, asked for a table in the so called restaurant which took nearly fifteen minutes to sort out despite the restaurant not being busy. The atmosphere was horrible, it had a real 'pompous' feel about it as if we weren't good enough to be there.
The menu was very poor, hardly any choices and at ridiculous prices. We all ordered something different and were all disappointed with the portion sizes.
Really found the whole experience very poor and would not wish to visit again.

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1  Thank angeh15
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Apparently this restaurant has only been open in it's current form for 6 weeks or so as it has been completely refurbished. The menu is quite small and traditional (we had ham hock terrine, prawn cocktail, liver and bacon and lemon sole), the ingredients are locally sourced where possible and the quality and taste are excellent. The staff are very professional and extremely welcoming, making the whole experience a real pleasure. At the end of your meal, check out the range of single malts!! Thanks to Charlie, Bish and the team.

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2  Thank yorkyibiza
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very well referbished - bright open.
Staff very friendly, and welcoming.
Slight error on the order - one meal missed, but that was soon fixed, and not charged for.
Food was good. although the skinny chips could have done with being a bit browner. Meat was very good, superbly cooked, and melt in the mouth.
Parking a bit of a nightmare

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1  Thank PhillKentUK
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