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“Great food, great people”
Review of Kathleen's Cottage

Kathleen's Cottage
Ranked #9 of 27 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stopped in for lunch and to 'clense our palets' during a wine tour of tthe region. An appitizer 'bucket of bangers' along with a pint of beer made quite a nice lunch for me. My wife was apprehensive when she saw the Ruben she had ordered - it was different than others she has had. After eating it she declared probably the best ever. The biggest problem was deciding which of the fine draft beers to have - many great choices. We almost went back tonight to hear a fine local family band as entertainment.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had dinner here after climbing Mt. Cardigan and had a lot of hope because of all the positive reviews. Nice atmosphere, and our waitress was very friendly and attentive, but unfortunately the food was very disappointing. Onion soup, clam chowder and caesar salad were all OK, but things went downhill with our entrees. My wife and I both liked the sound of the Irish beef stew, so we both ordered it -- it was so bland and tasteless, it seemed like the kitchen must have run out of spices. Even worse, there were pieces of butternut squash in it with the hard skin still attached. We asked our waitress about this and she came back, apologized, and told us there was someone new working in the kitchen who hadn't been able to tell the difference between butternut and summer squash. (She comped us a hard cider for our troubles.) Our boys ordered a burger and pasta off the kids' menu. The guy who has never met a burger he didn't like didn't like this one, and the pasta was served in a little pool of water, like it hadn't been fully drained. The place was packed and people eating around us seemed to be enjoying their meals. It felt like a little black cloud was hanging over our table.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Whether you enjoy sampling from a wide selection of tasty imported or domestic craft brews on tap, a comprehensive selection of creative entrees, excellent, friendly service or a charming pub-like atmosphere this little hideaway in the Newfound Region should meet your needs. We've also enjoyed the entertaining Trivia Thursdays!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stopped for a late lunch while camping at Newfound Lake. Our waitress was delightful, and the beer-battered fish sandwich and sweet potato fries were delicious. There was outdoor seating available, and the interior of the restaurant closely matched pubs we've seen in the British Isles. Irish music was playing on the music system--a nice touch. We'll definitely return when we're in the area.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The food and service were top notch. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. I had the steak dinner which was cooked perfectly and a lot more food than I had expected. My only complaint was they were out of sweet potato fries.

Thank Paul B
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