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“A great relaxing evening”
Review of The Spanker Inn

The Spanker Inn
Ranked #21 of 79 Restaurants in Belper
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $33
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Glad to see that the new management have now definitely settled in. Had a lovely family meal - food was great tasting, good portions, definite value for money and the wine was lovely too. Service was great with lovely, very cheerful staff and fantastic atmosphere and quick considering it was very busy :-)

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Having eaten here a few times and enjoyed the experience I was very disappointed last night with the poor service and the state of the food . The explanation was that the chef was stressed about Mother's Day the next day ..not the standard we have experienced in the past

1  Thank Linda P
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Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Went today for the first time as I had always wanted to try it. What a disappointment! The food was over priced for what we got and was merely plain pub grub. Nothing special. The prawn cocktail was more like a prawn salad and the fish was under cooked. I've had better food at the local chippy!

1  Thank Coral B
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Just had sunday lunch at the spanker great meal of roast beef plenty of it great veg selection all cooked really well and finished with really good gravy. The service was great as was the atmosphere we will be back soon many thanks

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Used to visit regularly for a brilliant steak night, but now the 'cook' can't even warm-up a sausage.
We had the two-for-£10 about 12.30pm earlier this week. The 3 small sausages seved with mash were so hard and dry that they couldn't be cut or have a fork put in them! - re-warmed frequently or over-microwaved? The young lady behind the bar apologised and exchanged the meal straight away, so we ended-up with two ham egg and chips. The first and second lot of chips were nearly cold, but the ham was good and the eggs cooked perfectly. There were only four other people in - diners in who had already eaten, - so the cook wasn't exactly under pressure; and we had to wait over 20 minutes for the first lot of food to be brought to the table.
The real-ale wasn't in very good condition and for the soft-drink I had to ask for ice, which had to be fetched from the store in the back room.
Needs a drastic change of attitude.

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Jim B, Manager at The Spanker Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2014

Thank you very much for your comments, we apologise profusely for the issues you found that day, and believe this to be unusual. As you can see from our other reviews we are making a step in the right direction since taking over with not just our fresh home cooked local produce but also our ales (we have also taken issue with our suppliers re the sausages).
Once again, I'm sorry you feel we let you down, however I would implore you to give us another chance to impress you.

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