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Who'd a Thought It, Grafty Green

I have rated this as 5 because it really is a 50/50 pub/restaurant; 50/50 in terms of quality, food, décor, and service. It was a Sunday night and the Sunday Lunch menu was still being served consisting mainly of roast dinners but I had the flat-iron stake which was just tremendous, really well cooked and served with the most delicious chunky chips. The rest of my party had the roast dinners where the meat and gravy were really nice but the veg was very soggy and under-seasoned with unimpressive roast potatoes (don't you think that you could forgive almost anything if you had crispy and fresh roast spuds!). There were two young lady waitresses who were very sweet and charming and really tried their best but were not familiar with the menu (even though it was a simple Sunday Lunch menu) and their knowledge of the wine list was zero. The décor of the Who's Have Thought It is also 50/50 but clearly a lot of money has been spent but the style may not be to everyone's taste with zebra skin and snake skin patterns everywhere, the place is very 80's in appearance with 80's music piped in the restaurant but for all this opulence we had cheap paper napkins - very strange.

6 May 2013 10:42

Black Horse, Pluckley

I just need to reply to the comments below who say that Paul and Sarah are great people. I really believe they are and each time I have met them they are pleasant, friendly and appear keen to make sure our visit is pleasurable. Our favourite times to visit are Friday or Saturday night or Sunday lunchtime. But (BIG BUT) they are not there; nowhere to be seen; the staff do what they want - some are pleasant and professional some are not. But our landlords would not know as they are not there. The most important times in the life of any pub and they are absent. I think they the view running a pub as a 9-5 job. Its a great shame as I really do want to see our village pub being a vibrant, popular place - bringing in people from miles around.

One good point is that they have a new chef who turns out a good fare.

10 Sep 2011 12:16

The Halfway House, Challock

Nice enough pub but rubbish food. Agree with previous reviewer that this is a restaurant rather than a pub. The beer is kept well but the food is substandard in many ways. Each course tasted like it had been warmed up. Nothing seemed fresh/freshly cooked. This is probably because the menu is far to extensive for a country pub/restaurant.

12 Aug 2011 23:35

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