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“Good fresh thai food”
Review of Spice Merchant

Spice Merchant
Description: The Spice Merchant is a friendly local pub with an enclosed garden that serves high quality ales, beers, lagers and ciders as well as a range of fine wines, and specialises in authentic thai food served by our live in Thai chefs
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Description: The Spice Merchant is a friendly local pub with an enclosed garden that serves high quality ales, beers, lagers and ciders as well as a range of fine wines, and specialises in authentic thai food served by our live in Thai chefs
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Went for a meal on Saturday, busy inside and an insane number of children outside playing in the garden, which to be honest with the number of kids outside (30+) I assume the restaurant would be a nightmare with people running in and out. This wasn't the case, and so the beer garden and restaurant didn't impact each other.

Good service, the food was tasty & fresh. Having lived in Thailand the food was reminiscent of travelling. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Philip D
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Kirsten B, Guest Relations Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Philip D, thank you very much for your review of The Spice Merchant. We are pleased you enjoyed the food, our food is freshly cooked by our Thai chefs and it's always good to hear it is on a par with the local cuisine you have experienced previously. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I visited the Spice Merchant in Crookham Village today at lunchtime with my daughter. I am visiting from Ireland and was equally impressed with both the amazing food and wonderful service from the team today. Lisa was incredibly pleasant, attentive and nothing was too much trouble I will definitely be returning on my next visit... Thank you x

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Kirsten B, Guest Relations Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear AHMcV, thank you your review of The Spice Merchant, we are pleased you and your daughter enjoyed your visit and thank you for your feedback on Lisa, she is a well respected team member and it's great to hear she looked after you well. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the UK.


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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lunch with my husband. My Pad Thai was s standard, quite meaty, large portion meal. My husband had the worst green curry ever, given that he only asks for green curry at Thai. He claims it was congealed gunge and it was tasteless- so avoid. At 1 15 pm the pub was empty- just us us, when we were leaving there was not a sole there. Strange for lunch time. Staff nice.

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Kirsten B, Guest Relations Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Maglip, thank you for your feedback on The Spice Merchant, we are pleased you found the staff pleasant. We are sorry that your husband did not enjoy his Green Thai curry, we are often complimented on our curries so this is disappointing and we will raise your feedback with our chefs.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Living in the village we finally took the plunge and took the family.
Service was good and the food was lovely.
We will definitely go back.

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Kirsten B, Guest Relations Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Dear keith w, thank you for your positive review of The Spice Merchant, as a local we are pleased you see the pub as a positive addition.

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This pub restaurant is in Crookham Village. They serve tasty Thai food. Service was attentive and friendly. Would recommend the mixed platter for a starter because its hard to choose between the individual ones on offer and the mixed one gives you a chance to try out quite a few different ones. We polished off the whole lot.
The interior is an eclectic mix of oriental and more English artefacts for sale. Each item has a price tag so if you see something you fancy you will know how much without having to ask.
The rear of the pub there are a number of parking spaces and an outside beer garden. I believe they accept dogs.
I think the latest owners started this venture around August 2017 and they are just getting into their stride now. We would go again.

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Kirsten B, Guest Relations Manager at Spice Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Dear WendyMcL13, many thanks for taking the time to review The Spice Merchant, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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