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“Pub” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Imperial Hotel

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Imperial Hotel
Cuisines: Bar, British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating
Description: DG7 1AA This is listed as a hotel but also does pub food
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Didn't eat here, but if you fancy just a drink and friendly bar staff, thanks lovely... great cheap juke box, and beer. Basic furniture, and language can be a bit blue. But we enjoyed it. Go in the pub door, which is furthest right as you face the hotel.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Susan B
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24 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Stranraer
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Disappointing Lunchtime”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Visited the Imperial Hotel for lunch on a visit to Castle Douglas at the weekend. the food was Edible and that was about it, the person serving the lunches was very abrupt and not very friendly, service was slow, asked her a question about the menu still awaiting an answer, asked for vinegar and don't know what was in the bottle, it was swimming with bits of something and looked revolting, she didn't even apologise. We used to go there regularly, and wondered why there was so few people in when it used to be filled, especially on a holiday weekend.
Sorry I was not impressed and won't be back ever unless the they have a change of owners.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank tomboy69Stranraer
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very plesant evening spent there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Food was excellent, service with a smile! Great "craic" with the Irish man at the bar! Fairly priced good honest pub grub.

Visited November 2012
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Thank denny s
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North Wales, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic value and very friendly...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We had a meal at the Imperial Hotel whilst on a weekend trip to the town. The food was excellent, service first class and overall fantastic value for money.
We were camping at the lakeside in town.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank wkdtroll
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Ayr, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Average Uninspiring Pub Grub with Friendly Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

With their 'Specials' there was plenty of choice on the menu but what arrived was typical of the poor standard of pub grub served in this country. They seem to think if they fill you up with (frozen) chips with everything you won't notice that you've not eaten very much else. The chilli was lacking in meat and kidney beans although the sauce was tasty - the rice was a bit hard. The canelloni suffered from the same lack of meat. The fish was frozen and watery. The macaroni cheese with chips had no garnish and looked more unappetising than it actually tasted.
If you go with low expectations and are happy to fill up on chips, you won't be disappointed, although with meals costing around £6-£8 for a main course it's not exactly cheap.
Although this was a busy Saturday lunch, service was reasonably quick and the waitress was friendly which was the best thing about the Imperial.
We didn't bother complaining as this was obviously the level of the place but we will be voting with our feet.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Happycamper154
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