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“Such a shame and waste of money”
Review of Somerset Arms

Somerset Arms
Ranked #42 of 59 Restaurants in Monmouth
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Visited last Friday for an early Fathers Day family celebration. Thankfully, we had booked a table for 7.30 as the place was extremely busy. We have all previously been here on numerous occasions so know their home made pies are the best in the area, also their cod is very good.
But, as it was a special gathering 2 of us decided to order Chicken Kiev whilst our partners ordered Battered Cod and Chips
BIG MISTAKE!!!!
The Chicken Kiev was round and looked exactly like a fish cake, I even felt it necessary to check when the waitress brought them to our table. Obviously processed meat didn't taste anything like chicken with garlic no sauce ran out and it was tough. As for the cod- again we are sure they were not fresh and from their usual supplier, probably from the freezer section.
We were all very disappointed and if it wasn't for their fantastic home made pies we wouldn't return.

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2  Thank ladylee23
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Four of us visited on a Tuesday evening. We didn't reserve a table but there was plenty of seating. The food was nice & there was plenty of choice on the menu.
Homemade desserts are hard to resist! Again plenty of choice.
The staff are friendly & welcoming. We will definitely call in again.

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Thank Gail S
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

FIVE STARS............
We visited the Somerset Arms last Friday evening and sat in the "front bar" with a group of workmen and our dogs. The atmosphere was excellent, the service superb, nice beer and fantastic food, so delicious, my mouth is watering thinking of it now. After a wonderful evening we left already talking about our pending return the following evening.

< ONE STAR........
We visited the Somerset Arms last Saturday evening having had a fabulous time the previous evening. We left the dogs at home and excitedly headed for the restaurant. Unfortunately we hadn't booked a table, our error, so gladly sat in the rear lounge. It was really cold so had to sit in our coats, not deterred we waited to be served. Then we waited a bit longer. And longer. Eventually, we gave our order and waited and waited........... a large group for the restaurant arrived so we waited some more. Finally three of our meals arrived. Two were average. The third was very unpleasant. Soggy pasta, one half mushroom and some chunks of chicken in an instant gravy accompanied by raw garlic bread, aka Chicken & Mushroom Pasta. It was totally inedible so was left, though admittedly no complaint made at the time. Finally the third meal arrived, the rare steak was well done. We thought it strange for the medium steak to arrive some 15 - 20 minutes earlier.

Such a shame on the Saturday after such a fabulous Friday.

Oh yes, I almost forgot about the drinks on Saturday, no I didn't... that's right, they were forgotten.

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1  Thank NessaBob
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Went for Sunday lunch.

The food was like you cook at home. It was great.

Live locally, so will be going again more often.

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1  Thank janetthegardener
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Went here for a Christmas Meal. They opened up especially early for us because we were going to a party night in the local village hall there were at least 28 of us.
They were very well organised, very good food and very nice staff. I had the home made curry (yum yum) Would certainly eat hear again. Thank you all very much. Tot notch place

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1  Thank Taffylad
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