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DeeeeThomson wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland, New Zealand69 contributions11 helpful votes
We were fully prepared to have dinner and drinks, seeing as we were staying near by ... but the moment we walked in the staff member immediately said “we’re closing very soon” in what felt like a fairly matter of fact/ rude matter. Ultimately letting us and another couple walk out. Yes it’s a Monday, but it’s January and heaps of people are still on holiday and it was only 7:20am Sad that you can’t visit a local pub after 7pm.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Kate H wrote a review Apr 2018
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Old style pub with good old fashion hospitality Amazing huge meals (Rib-eye was just divine) Rooms - clean, warm fresh towels every day Bathroom - clean and a mighty powerful hot shower Real tea and coffee in lounge with microwave, toaster, TV, DVD etc great pub downstairs with huge TV for live rugby Fabulous company - made to feel very welcome
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Uzmi87 wrote a review Feb 2018
Sydney, Australia14 contributions7 helpful votes
We arrived first thing in the morning, before they were opening, and from the get go we were welcome in even though we were arrived unannounced and when they were closed. After traveling on the road for several days we decided we need a good day and night's rest. At first we umm'd and ahh'd as from the outside it's not the most attractive place however the couple who own and run this place were expectional. I am truly thankful for their hospitality, the beds were comfortable, the entire place was extremely clean. There is a kitchen, lounge, tv etc, plenty of power points in the room too. Mountain views can be seen from the bedrooms and a great breeze when you open the window. Once you shut the window however it really retains the warmth which is great for those cooler nights.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Tigershark24 wrote a review Jun 2017
Frankston, Australia283 contributions121 helpful votes
Dropped in with friends after horse riding so fair to say we had a not of a hunger. Ate one of the best steak sandwiches I've had in a long time. Real rib eye steak, Also go the chips and gravy. Washed this down with a couple of pints....Winner! Great prices, great pub food. Sit out the front and have a pint with a view.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Mcsurfer69 wrote a review Jan 2017
Sunshine Coast, Australia1 contribution
So I've been to the South Island plenty of times and this time we did a driving holiday we stopped in the pub. It is an older building but most hotels are outside on major cities I've found. I read the reviews and was apprehensive at first but upon sitting and having a drink and a meal the publican is funny sociable and the locals are quite friendly, there is a pool table that's free and the rooms are basic but cheap and clean and warm. Beer was cheapest I've had around and the food was cheap and great I had a massive ribeye cooked rare and I could barley finish it. Overall my experience in Springfield was great no issues at all I will definitely be calling in again
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Date of stay: January 2017
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2801DI wrote a review Jan 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom54 contributions50 helpful votes
Having called at this establishment just under two years ago and had a amazingly awful experience, I thought while passing again I would give it the benefit of my hard earned money. What can be said really, very dingy, very basic, no longer appears to have a "dining room", although its visible through the doorway at the side of the bar. Looks like a storage space of excess furniture. The menu, now just a board on the wall and a white board, took me about 3 minutes to scan, even less to evaluate. So if I fancy something it basically must come out of the deep fat fryer, or maybe be a pizza. Very limited so if you are healthy eater or veggie or vegan, just buy a bag of peanuts, if they happen to have them. The place is still owned or managed by the same couple as my last
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Ken Battye wrote a review Dec 2016
Swanland, United Kingdom616 contributions117 helpful votes
This is a local pub and makes no excuse for that! You should not go there expecting leather settees and gas log fires!! It is a practical pub for locals and passers by. I am told it is very very busy in the ski season so if you want to make sure of good and somewhere to sit you might want to talk to the landlady & landlord. Where this establishment scores highly is he friendliness of the owners. I am surprised to read another comment of not being friendly because this was not our experience - far from it! The conversations were interesting and helpful indeed- as was the talk with the locals at the bar!! The food was of god quality, I had rib eye steak for $24 and it was a good tasty piece of meat and well cooked. My wife had fish and chips and they too were tasty and well
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Date of stay: December 2016
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2801DI wrote a review Mar 2015
Leeds, United Kingdom54 contributions50 helpful votes
I've been a regular if only occasional visitor to this hotel/pub/restaurant for nearly 30 year. I knew that the place had changed owner since my last visit but what a change! It used to have friendly welcoming owners and staff. The food was excellent if a little over sized. The residents always welcoming. After a long journey my companions and I decided to have Friday dinner at the hotel. Well the reception we received by the female owner who was tending the bar was less than friendly, her attention to us, the only people at the bar was less than positive, if in fact not hostile. Basically every question was met with either a negative direct response or a grudging look, accompanied by body language which said "your wasting my time"! After being told the kitchen closed at 8pm
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Date of stay: February 2015
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Wendy G wrote a review Mar 2014
Jersey, United Kingdom556 contributions230 helpful votes
The landlady was very friendly as were the locals in and outside the bar. Our room was en suite , nice large room so was the bathroom. Over looking a field with a miniature horse grazing in straw taller than him. The menu was basic, huge portions and freshly cooked. Sadly they did not do breakfast, there are 2 other outlets that do within walking distance. The rooms are only single glazed so you do hear the trucks at night.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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jacq_p wrote a review Dec 2012
Hokitika43 contributions10 helpful votes
Although we did not stay the night in the pub we did go there for a meal. The people were friendly. I ordered the warmed seafood salad with spice seafood sauce. I got half a shredded lettuce with a few bits of cucumber, a tomato, a very small piece of salmon that was out of the water too long and in the fridge not long enough along with some sauteed frozen Marinara mix that can be purchased at any supermarket. I am yet to taste the spicy. I think the pigs will enjoy my $28.00 meal. My partner ordered the mixed grill which promised a 100 Porterhouse Steak. Although I know 100 grams is small, I think they should have just said it was a schnitzel to begin with then that would have been cleared up from the start. It came with cold bacon, a few deep fried onion rings, chips and two
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Date of stay: December 2012
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