Nicely located with outdoor seating overlooking the seafront the Inn on the Quay serves typical pub grub at very reasonable prices. Theres something about sea air that works up an appetite like nothing else can so after a busy morning building sandcastles on the beach with the kids this pub is perfect for a spot of lunch. Child friendly with very well trained staff I can certainly recommend this as a place to eat when out and about in Goodrington.
I chose the quiche and my husband had gammon and egg from the two for ten pounds menu available in the daytime. The quiche (served with chips and salad) was a little burnt on the bottom but that didnt spoil my enjoyement of it as it was very deep filled and tasted homemade. The gammon was cooked to perfection and served with two eggs, chips, mushrooms and grilled tomato. My son had cheeseburger and chips (no veg) from the kids menu and found the toasted bread cob to be a little overdone but the beefburger was excellent and again tasted homemade.
My husband is a John Smiths drinker so the very helpful barman recommended Tetleys which he liked and I chose their only real ale, St Austell Tribute which was exceptionally good. Kids choices of drinks are typically J2O or Robinsons Fruit Shoot.
Overall the whole meal came to just over twenty pounds including drinks which proved to be exceptional value for money for the area we were in. I would definately eat at the Inn on the Quay again.
As touristy beach pubs go, this one isn't bad. It's huge, serves a big old menu and you get some lovely views over the sea. It's location in Goodrington does mean it's always busy in the summer and you'll be hard pushed to find a local resident in here during peak times.
In the winter it's a safe bet for a quiet meal and always rounds off a brisk walk along the beach.
I've only eaten at the Inn on the Quay once but I am planning to go again. It is a large pub right by the beach in Goodrington. As well as all the alcohol you would expect at a pub you can buy a meal and the children can play in the soft play area or outside.
They offer good deals on food, currently you can buy two main courses for £9 before 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. This is a family venue and on a summer evening there will be lots of children running round so if you don't like kids this one might not be for you.
Nice spot for a great view and a pint outside in the summer, reasonable prices, good food, kids area, overall not a bad place.
Brewsters is situated on the Goodrington beach and gets very busy in the summer. It it offers a meal for all the family. There is also a children's play area to keep them amused, presumably whilst you wait for your meal or afterwards so that parents can enjoy a drink in peace.
Sounds very nice you'd say but I was far from impressed, as I am about to explain:
On my visit to Brewsters I had to wait a grand total of .61 minutes (!!!) for my meal to arrive!! Needless to say I was not very pleased with this poor service and had expected better, especially as it is meant to be an established restaurant. I'm guessing here an ulterior reason for the children's play area.
When my food finally did arrive I was rather surprised to find that the lettuce on the salad had burnt from where it had obviously been warmed up. I was also disappointed to discover that the side-cheese had melted from the warm plate and had become inedible (v.rubbery). This meant that not only did I have to wait an hour for my dinner half of it could not even be eaten! Also by this time I was so hungry and uncomfortable that I did not enjoy my meal as much as I would have hoped.
Now I am not usually one to complain but on this particular occasion it is not difficult to find fault, I mean would anyone seriously be happy to wait an hour for a semi-warm meal (half of which by now useless).
I could also comment on the state of the toilets, which hadn't been cleaned for a few hours despite a timetable pinned to the wall specifying when it should be cleaned. Blocked sinks, loo roll all over the floor - lovely! I should have known that the service would have been poor, if they cannot keep up with the cleaning then what chance have we got with the food?
The only good thing I can say is that it is fairly average priced and the children's meals come in a variety of sizes. A small meal for under sevens, and a bigger one for under 12's, then of course the adult meal. With the children's meal you can also get a dessert for £1 extra.
A large outdoor seating area is also available for the warmer weather.
went on sunday-ideal place when weather beautiful,sat outside in large outdoor area.good variety of typical pub fayre! baguettes,salads etc-perfect after a spell on the beach!
we have been here many times and have neaver had any problems the staff are all ways friendly and happy to help you in any way it is fairly priced and the food is lovley and plenty of choice it has a soft play area for the kids and does have t.vs were you can keep an eye on them it has a big outdoor area with plenty of seatin (or tho i would watch out for seaguls!) there is plenty of parking and it right next to the beach and also the water park the only thing i would say is to book up in the summer as it does get very busy and as we live near by we will be goin again soon.
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