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“What a disappointment !”

Molesworth Arms Bar
Ranked #21 of 63 Restaurants in Wadebridge
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
devon england
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“What a disappointment !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Looking forward to our visit to Wadebridge, with good reviews on this restaurant, after careful choosing from the menu, my husband elected to have crab and prawns on the toasted sour dough bread with side salad and taco crisps £6.75, for myself Salmon Crab cakes with Thai salad and homemade chips £8.95.
When ordering I enquired about the Thai salad, expecting thin strips of cucumber, grated carrot, thinly sliced peppers, thinly cut onions covered in a lime based sauce, instead I was told it would be an ordinary salad covered in a Thai sauce. So what I received was a chunky mixed salad covered in sweet chilli sauce, the menu is misleading and should be changed.
The salmon crab cakes were absolutely tasteless, I was told they were made 'in house', in that case the chef needs to check them, they need to be 'tweeked', seasoning perhaps, the pink 'mush' needed something. Three fish cakes, smaller than golf balls, a salad and 10 homemade chips, I do not consider good value.
My husbands meal was better value with more taste, if one can excuse the fact that they were the smallest of prawns and very little evidence of crab meat, served on a chunk of wood, which we consider most unhygienic.
We mentioned our disappointment to the waitress whose terse response, that she would mention it to the chef, with the comment .... 'Nice to have feed-back' !!! ...... rather cheeky.
It is a sad reflection for our stay in North Devon, that we have only found two locations we could thoroughly recommend, one in Bude the other in Tresparrett.
Unfortunately we had to pay before eating or our card would be held 'hostage' in the till, perhaps this is why they like the money from the customers, before tasting their food ???
Price has never been a prime factor but value for what we spend is important, if we enjoy our meals, we return and sample more, this is a case of .......... 'We'll NOT be back'.!!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
St Austell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great customer service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Stopped off with some friends and our babies for a cuppa - the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly, thank you! Also loved the Zoo lounge!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Jenny T
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Surrey, UK
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good pub food. Very friendly staff.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Good selection on menu. Very pleasant surroundings. Staff went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Jenga22
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Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“SUPERB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This was my second visit and we absolutely love the place. Superior food, service and ambience! Well worth a visit!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Maggie B
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“DECENT FOOD LOSE THE PLYWOOD !!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stopped for a quick lunch whilst shopping. Ordered cheesey chips and two sandwiches. Cheesey chips well cooked but could have done with more cheese. Sandwiches well made and came with a beautifully dressed salad and taco chips but served on a piece of plywood !!!. My advice change the taco chips for a handful of real chips and changed the plywood for a plate and it would have been perfect.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ann2mart
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