Was a customer here in the 80's and loved it. The place was nicely decorated, food was great with good service. Went in the late 90's expecting the same but the place had taken quite a down turn. The interior was the same but that's it. Food and service were no where near what they had been. Decides to give it a try again as there are not a huge number of places open other than chain restaurants on a Sunday. I try to avoid chains if at all possible.
Arriving I see gone are the red awnings that had been at the on the front windows prior. Walking up the steps to the front door you see two tall gray ash receptacles which are dirty and disgusting the perfect welcoming element to the entrance and some bikers asking is we had just gotten golfing. I guess that was due to the fact we were nicely dressed once inside we were greeted by the bar tender in a tee shirt and shorts, hardly an image for a formally nice restaurant. We were told we could sit anywhere. Going thru the bar area we sat in the room behind the bar. It was good to see the ceiling scenic paintings No table cloths which they had in days gone by the table looked like is had not been wiped lately. We were asked what we wanted to drink, on the website it plays up having craft beers brews. We asked for a beer menu and were told " what kind do you want I'll let you if we have it". We each took a bottle of Guinness, to be safe. Immediately after being seated and until leaving we were plagued by flys. In the table on the food in our faces, Get Some Fly Strips!!! The menu is concentrated on sandwiches with few dinner options and no daily specials. The food was average. My Ham Steak was served on the cool side the Roast Turkey was hot but the gravy was bland. The Asparagus was good, the fresh cut fries were okay but seemed old. All in all we will not rush back to the Kempton Hotel. If it would be as it was in the 80's I would be a regular and I'd have given it a top rating. Sadly I see it as a place to never go again.