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Review of The Pointer Inn

The Pointer Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Newchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Dale, Shelley & the team at The Pointer Inn invite you to join them at one of the islands oldest & most traditional pubs. Wholesome gastro style food, fine cask ales & a warm friendly atmosphere awaits you.
Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

Came here last time we were on the island so returned again this time and despite new landlords the food is still as good as ever! We had an outside table and were seated promptly on arrival, very safe and secure.

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank simmo1882
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Reviewed 7 June 2021

What a great find. We booked to eat in the restaurant area on Bank Holiday Monday after reading good reviews online. Lovely country pub, great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. Would definitely recommend visiting if you’re in the area. Good size portions and great selection of vegetables.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021

Waited for 1 hour 15 minutes and the food was very unsatisfactory poor service and the waiter didn’t update us or apologise for the delay

Date of visit: May 2021
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Shelley, Owner at The Pointer Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2021

Thank you for your review.
I'm afraid I find your words hard to believe.
Although it has been extremely busy for bank holiday and half term week, any waiting times longer than expected have been given to diners prior to seating them out of curtesy and we know that we haven't had anyone waiting for more than an hour as we monitor this closely.
Our reviews since reopening in April pretty much state the same things, great food, lovely staff and excellent service.
Also we do curtesy checks on every table, if your food was unsatisfactory why was it not mentioned to your server at the time?
We take great pride in our food and service and find your review hugely contradictory to previous reviews.


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Reviewed 4 June 2021

We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Pointer Inn on the first night of our holiday. We both picked the homemade steak and ale pie and excellent idea they do a half portion so my husband had the usual size and I had a half portion. Really enjoyable food the pie was fabulous and we both would recommend it! Good covid safety rules in place so felt very safe! Great job guys! Thank you

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 June 2021 via mobile

There is definitely a reason why The Pointer Inn has lots of 5* reviews. The food is blooomin gorgeous! There were five of us visiting, we sat in the garden, and we had 4 different meals. Everybody was very pleased with their meals, the gluten free options were lovely, the 'small' pies were very filling (and the lamb was very tender), the fish and chips were spot on and the pork belly was gobbled down.
The only thing we were left wanting was another visit. Don't miss out, give it a go!

Date of visit: June 2021
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