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“Very nice friendly pub/restaurant”

Halfway House Inn Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Kingsand
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A very nicely run pub serving good food. The roasts are excellent arethe seafood dishes. I visited several times during summer/autumn and was never disappointed. Friendly, helpful staff, good wine list and pleasant atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank anne t
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This place was my local many years ago when I lived in the village. Decided to come back after 23 years. It’s changed, for the better if you like food.

The food was good last night, especially the Sunday roast beef.

Now I live in a very busy part of the country where lots of people from the city buy second homes and pretend they live there. Last night was ruined by ‘Simon, I live here you know’ who gave the two girls a hard time because they had sold out of several dishes. This was a shame, particularly as it wasn’t a busy Sunday, but there were still a few good choices left and the food was good as I say.

I think Simon ruined the atmosphere for several people last night, and although it was only his second visit I do hope he drives somewhere else and eats in the future. If there is one thing I can’t abide it’s people who move from the city and then think everything should be just how it is London.

As a good friend of mine once said to a customer in a very famous Lake District country pub... ‘if London is so great why don’t you go back there?’ Simon, you should consider this when considering your impact on fellow diners who don’t live there!

Well done to the two staff on the bar last night. You handled him well.

Date of visit: November 2017
2  Thank LakesMB
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We visited twice in a week and this pub and restaurant is good. Good ales. Good wines. Good kitchen. Staff really tried to help but fundamentally there aren’t enough of them.

I’d estimate the venue seats nearly 50 covers. Yet on a Thursday - their publicised steak night - there were only two FOH staff. They did very well indeed - but they should not be under this pressure. Apparently there was also only a single person in the kitchen; and again, the food was very good despite this.

Menu selection is good. We tried the beef and chorizo burger, kids sausage and mash, kids fish and chips, adult fish and chips, and two steaks. Everything very good. Steaks cooked medium rare as expected.

I requested English mustard and got a good pot of it with a spoon which is a massive relief; tiny pots and sachets don’t live here which is as it should be.

Other than the lack of staff the remaining quibble is the decor. Looks great. Walls, floor and ceiling are flat shiny surfaces so the noise is imposing. Add a yapping dog or screaming child and it is intolerable on the ears. Our B&B guide book warned about this yet I didn’t think it would be as obvious.

We tried one dessert which was salted caramel cheesecake. It was very good. Only downside was that it was served with some kind of butterscotch ice cream. Any icecream was a pleasant surprise but personally I prefer plain ice cream with such a rich dessert. It would have been great to have the option.

Definitely recommended; my notes here are mainly for management to tweak and an explanation of merely being awarded “very good” (4*) rather than “excellent” (5*). The staff make it. Recommended.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This Inn is called the Halfway because at one time the county line ran through the pub and it was in half in Devon, half in Cornwall!
We arrived on a blustery evening and asked for a table...They were fully booked and so we had a drink...local beer for my husband and Cornish cider for me. Very friendly chatty time by the bar and then later a table became available and we had an excellent seafood supper. Kingsand is a lovely place so it was really nice to extend our time here in a good pub.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank lisamicklewright
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Visited The Halfway House for food & drinks on a Friday night, as stayed just across the road in Spindrift.
Lovely atmosphere & very friendly waiter / bar man. Between the 6 of us we probably had most options on the menu and all meals were really good; fresh, high quality ingredients.
We visisted on a Sunday too & we all had the roast beef which was fantastic & rivalled many top roast dinners I had in London.
Would definitely return if in the area again!
Recommend booking as we did as was busy all the time.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank leahdmoss
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