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“A Pleasant Surprise”
Review of The Denbigh

The Denbigh
Ranked #20 of 130 Restaurants in Bexhill-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is just a local pub in a residential area, but the restaurant is worthy of a detour.

Good choice on the menu, fresh ingredients and home cooking.

Price is reasonable and ambience is good with a hardcore of locals as well as visitors who are made to feel welcome

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Steve P
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manager d, Manager at The Denbigh, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you for your lovely feedback. We have recently changed our menu to ensure that there is a good choice of dishes for everyone. It is also great to hear that our locals and visitors, near or far are felt welcome.
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Jamaican food and a huge roast.”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

A complete surprise on the edge of Bexhill. A traditional pub serving great Sunday roast with Jamaican curry goat, jerk pork, rice and peas and carrot juice.
Really good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank iclaudine
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manager d, Manager at The Denbigh, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you for your lovely feedback. We do indeed like to surprise our customers by introducing great dishes around the world and in particular in the month of August, we focus on Jamaican dishes such as our Jamaican Curry Goat served with rice and peas.
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East Sussex
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Local pub”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

A strange pub, we went in with the idea of eating lunch but the instant smell of toilet cleaner or similar when we walked in put us off. It felt like a local pub for local people, no real atmosphere to tempt passing trade to come back. There was a small girl sitting in the bar doing her colouring whilst her mum worked behind the bar, I am sure for local people this is a handy pub, but won't be going back again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank JulesSussex_12
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manager d, Owner at The Denbigh, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your brief visit a few days ago. Thank you for noticing the clean fresh smell of our establishment, I am sure it is better than smelling stale beer or similar. I am very surprise that our atmosphere have not seeped out onto the main road as we do regularly change our blackboards and presentable garden to appeal both our local customers and passing trade. It is good of you also to notice my daughter quietly doing her colouring at a dining bar table, we have strived to ensure we are welcoming to all members of the family. We are very pleased that you labelled our pub a "local pub for local people", thank you, we have worked very hard to be at the heart of the local community. We have several events during the year to invite and raise awareness to both locals and visitors (and of course passing trade) and in particular our Cancer Research Charity BBQ just last week which was open to everyone, a well attended event and pleased to say raised good money for Cancer Research.

It is a real shame that you feel you cannot find a way of revisiting our clean, family orientated, local pub. I am sure that the local people of Bexhill will be most disappointed.
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“This place never disappoints - always a good meal”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our nearest pub/restaurant but even if it was further away we would take the time and effort to make regular visits as the food is excellent and staff friendly.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Libraryfolk
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manager d, Manager at The Denbigh, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for your lovely feedback and compliments, and hope to see you back soon.
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“Great Pub + Smashing Food”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We've visited the Denbigh several times now, experiences have been very good.
Sunday lunch is very good value and great quality, but we have mainly eaten off the à la carte menu. A varied menu with some classics and new ideas. Great quality, good value meals served by a friendly family team!
Ps try the steaks Wow

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Mrlroy
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manager d, Manager at The Denbigh, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback and compliments about our pub. We strive to continue offering varied menus and new ideas that results with good quality value meals. Many Thanks from our Denbigh Team and hope to see you again soon!
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