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“Member of Staff dripping blood whilst serving.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vine Inn

Vine Inn
Ranked #64 of 73 Restaurants in Romsey
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chaddesley Corbett, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Member of Staff dripping blood whilst serving.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Had it not been for the waiter walking around the restaurant with dripping blood, this review would receive an average.

This pub is an average Fayre and Square venue with the usual formulaic interior, mass produced food and standard menu. Not particularly bad but certainly not exceptional.

We were perturbed by a waiter with a blood stained dish cloth tightly clad around his wrist. It was blood stained and was clearly suffering some form of laceration. Accidents happen but to allow this waiter to continue his duties is unacceptable and I am sure that the venue would receive a quick reprimand if identified by the local Environmental Health Officer. The duty manager of this pub appeared to be unfazed by this behaviour. Fortunately, our meal was delivered by some one else!

Needless to say, as management controls at this chain are clearly wanting, we will not use Fayre and Square ever again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at Vine Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi Dead_Sheep, thank you for your recent feedback on Trip Advisor. Your comments were a concern to hear and I would like to investigate your visit further with our Health & Safety Team. I have sent you a direct message to discuss this further and look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards, Fayre & Square
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Newport
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent service and attention to detail by staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We ate here for all meals during our stay at the adjoining premier inn. The restaurant is of a fair size but gets busy very quickly, unsurprising given its prime location to Peppa pig world. It has excellent facilities for the kids and lots of outdoor space with a park and plenty of room to run around in which was brilliant as we had glorious weather for our stay. Staff are very polite and never phased by how busy the restaurant is and the food and service never faultered as a consequence. Infact, they offer a satisfaction guarantee so if you have a problem with your meal, they dont ask questions, they will change it for you right away. although this hasnt been tested by ourselves as everything was perfect. A particular mention must go to Emma the waitress that gave our daughter a little gift for her birthday at breakfast and a little ice cream treat after her evening meal, this to a four year old was out of this world and just emphasised to us the excellent attention to detail that the staff have. Emma payed lots of attention to our little girl even during the hectic meal times and is in asset to an already popular work force I'm sure. We're already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Happy atmosphere, service with a smile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

The meals we had were faultless- tasty and inexpensive, and the smiley staff made it a pleasure to eat there. The facilities are great- with an outdoor play area for the children- as well as a wacky warehouse next door if the weather is not so good. Would recommend to anyone who wants a decent meal at a very good price.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1969jln
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

What a fantastic find. Really nice meal, unbelievably good value and staff who couldn't do enough to help. Thoroughly recommended after visiting Paultons Park.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RogC2013
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newport south wales
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Place When You've Been To Paulton's!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stopped for a meal after a day at Paulton's and had friendly service here. Party of 3, ordered steak and it arrived just as I like it, scampy and pizza with jacket and salad. Busy and popular, but also clean. It was ideal for a quick meal on the way home.

Visited August 2013
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