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“Perfect location, good beer, great food”

The Cod and Lobster
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Staithes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: real ale and pub food on the seafront, overlooking the harbour in staithes. bottome of church street, opposite gun gutter
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect location, good beer, great food”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We came here on spec on a Sunday lunchtime at the beginning of the Easter holidays and were very impressed. The weather was decent so there were more people sitting outside than in the pub itself so we took one of the last tables overlooking the harbour.

There is a selection of about three real ales - the Taylor's Landlord was good when we visited - and prices were good. We could not fault the food: I had the fish, chips and peas, which was as good as any I found in the area. Crisp batter coating a massive slab of moist and tasty fish, and the all important mushy peas. I have attached a picture with the review because words don't do it justice. There were a few takers for the scampi in our group too, and they all loved it - a generous portion of good quality scampi. We also sampled the chilli, which went down very well. To the credit of the pub, they did not hesitate to swap the rice which was on the menu for chips at no extra cost. Again, prices were good.

Service was excellent and quick for a busy lunchtime, and welcoming of our group of four adults and two children. The location is stunning, especially on a day when you can sit outside. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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uk
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great food good service”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Good ale great food with real fish and chips, real pub. Busy as anywhere that can serve food and ale this good is always going to be.

Visited April 2014
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“sort of perfect...........”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fresh crab sandwich - lots of crab in it, white meat and brown, served with a nice side salad and crisps for about a fiver, accompanied by the best view in England and a glass of white wine. Quick, friendly, service, no matter how busy it might be.

Visited April 2014
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Staithes pride & joy”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Ahh The Cod & Lobster...we were in Staithes for a week, we enjoyed many happy hours in the lovely cottage we hired, but also in this lovely harbourside pub. Timothy Taylor ale a must accompained by a generous portion of tasty Whitebait-sat eating & drinking on two lovely old green leather sofas...watching the sea crashing away at the cliffs & the little fishing boats bobbing away in the harbour. Staithes old village will always hold a very SPECIAL place in our hearts, it is a spectacularly quaint village that transports you back to bygone days. We were covered in thick fog for most of our stay, which just added to the magic of the place & which gave you a very good excuse to hole up in The Cod & Lobster! Kim, Bernie & our pooches Buddie & Rafa

  • Visited April 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great, friendly pub”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

A great find. We popped into the pub and asked if they recommended any accommodation. Two calls later they had us booked into the excellent Trig Point.

The pub was busy and very friendly. Both the locals and staff were very welcoming? As well as offering a wide variety of drinks, there was a comprehensive menu to choose from. We had an excellent dinner, naturally including fish and chips.

All in all we had a really good night out and can't wait to return.

Visited March 2014
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