Parents were down from Scotland, tried the Crown Carvery at a lunchtime. Choices that day were turkey, beef, gammon, I went for turkey, Dad had beef, Mum & Hubby had gammon, no complaints from anyone, all enjoyed their food, plenty on the plate, hot (it had only recently opened). The price was extremely good (sorry can't remember exact price, but you could not cooked it yourself for price. Drinks reasonablly priced for the the area. Too stuffed for puddings! Friendly LandLady. There is a small parking area at side of Pub.
Have only visited the Inn by the Sea once but I will not be hurrying back. We went on a Sunday afternoon, looking for a drink and some good food - it had been recommended to me by a friend. Unfortunately although it wasnt busy the tables were dirty littered with empty plates and empty glasses. We managed to sort ourselves out somewhere to sit and ordered some drinks whilst looking at the menu. The drinks were served in old glasses (looked as if they were dishwasher damaged/misted) and the whole pub smelt like a greasy cafe. We saw some food being served as we finished our drinks and I wasnt enthralled so we drank up and left without ordering. Hopefully this was just an unfortunate afternoon, as it had been recommended by others but I wont be going back to visit.
Visited this place Saturday 21st Feb..never again the food was awful and not very hot, the beef was tough, the turkey was processed both meats were inedible, the roast potatoes were prepacked ones that had been 'warmed up' so many times they tasted like 'disinfectant'. The vegetables were frozen peas, frozen swede and carrots, we were told the rest had all gone, it was 7.30 in the evening so they still had a couple of hours serving time. I know the meals are cheap, but they should at least be edible..I took the meat home for the cat even he couldn't eat the beef! Oh yes the cranberry sauce was lovelybeware avoid The Inn on The Sea - Lee
We are regular visitors to the Elma Inn near Fair Oak and decided to try the Inn by the Sea which visited on Sarurday evening for a Carvery, not a patch on the Elma! the meat was fine but the veg looked as if it had been on the hot plates since lunch time, it was all dry and overcooked. The roast spuds were hard and burnt. The table (number 5) although laid, was sticky and the varnish was comming off. The carpet and skirting board around out table was filthy with long term dirt. We were far from impressed and are very unlikly to return.
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