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The Samuel Lloyd
Ranked #18 of 111 Restaurants in Corby
Price range: $2 - $12
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: It was Samuel Lloyd who began the transformation of Corby, from a sleepy village in Rockingham Forest into a modern, industrial town. Stewart & Lloyds (the successor to Lloyds Ironstone Company) built many of the houses, as well as the school and sports ground in the vicinity of the Wetherspoon pub.The original village of Corby gets its name from 'Kori', the leader of the Danish invaders who settled in a Rockingham Forest clearing. Corby remained a village until the arrival of Samuel Lloyd, in the 1880s, when the new ironstone industry developed to dominate life in Corby, until the closure of the iron and steelworks in 1980.This wetherspoon, opened in July 2008, is completely new and is a gas-free site, it has an extrodinary design to traditional pubs to mark both its individuality, and to tie in with the concept of glass use in the building of some of corbys' landmark sites (cube/swimming pool)
Reviewed November 17, 2012

A huge modern Wetherspoons which was a bit draughty and lacking in atmesphere. However as always at Wetherspoons excellent value for money, the Gammon steak including drink was good value and a nice meal. Service was good, only a 10 minute wait so overall pretty good.

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Thank kevin f
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Ate here with the family for a quick bite. Ordered 2 kids meals which were to come with a free bag of fruit. When they finally arrived (25 mins later, having made a detour to the wrong table), they didn't. Quizzed the waiter who said they had run out and then went to walk off. Stopped him from his aimless wandering and asked what we got as a replacement. He thought for a second..."erm...we could do some fresh fruit?" Ok that'll do. He wanders off never to be seen again. Ask at the bar who say they could give us some pepsi. As they'd already had a drink we didn't want that. Eventually have to speak to the team leader who says that as the fruit is free they wouldn't replace it with anything other than a drink!!? Hardly the point. We did eventually manage to get some ice cream out of them, but the customer service was appalling.

Also witnessed people order and pay for veggie burgers only for the member of staff who had taken the order to be told that there were no veggie burgers later on - they had run out the day before. And food being sent back at another table. I don't expect a huge amount from Wetherspoon, but I do expect better than this.

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Thank MoogyWS
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Went today for brunch and was served by the most miserable you boy in the world. Not only did he sneeze in his hands and then continue to pour my drinks as normal he found it very hard to break a smile or have any chatter. As we sat down and our food arrived, I ordered the breakfast with extra mushroom but that never turned up so had to remind them of that. The toast came out as warm bread and the butter was like ice. My breakfast was not much to be desired it was barely warm and the eggs hard as I cut the tomato I could see a pubic hair on it. I was unable to complain to the staff as no one was around and the bar had only one member of staff who was too busy. So we left disappointed. Would not recommend eating at this place.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

have eaten here a number of times on the assumption it will be better next time. Unfortunately it never was so we now eat elsewhere. Samuel Lloyds is very good price wise but that is cancelled out by the very poor quality of the food. The steak is very much hit and miss and is often too tough and fatty to even eat. The fish is akin to wallpaper paste and a huge let down. They rarely ask if your meal is ok possibly because they do not want to know the answer. Head office take the view that they are sorry you had bad experiences but hope that you will eat there again!! No indication that they will check out what is being dished up in their name. It is usually reasonably busy, so some people must enjoy the food but I cannot imagine why.

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Thank SapphireEngland
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

It's Wetherspoons so you pretty much know what you're getting on the food and drink side. Good ales at great prices. Classic pub food at great prices. I'll declare upfront that I'm a fan. This venue is a recently constructed "hanger" of a "modern" pub. Too large to have any atmosphere, but there is always a table free. There is outside seating, but no garden or ambience. Service at the bar was a little slow (understaffed imo) but the Ruddles bitter was at good as expected and the Caesar salad I ordered came promptly (less than 10 minutes) and was fine. The chicken was tender and moist, the (optional) bacon was a bit chewy, but the dressing was classic french, and the parmesan shavings were plentiful. A nice lunch for under a tenner.

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Thank John B
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