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Bar, British, Pub
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All reviews fish and chips sirloin steak booked a table small portions nice pub food was lovely hartington wainwright
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Once regular lunch visitors pre covid, gave the place 5 stars, it is a lovely inn. However post covid and more difficult times for everyone we were quite disappointed about the lunch time menu. They no longer serve hot food at lunch time, serving a...sandwich menu only. Also the service was slow 40 mins wait. A great shame as we as a regular party feel we shall have to be trying elsewhere and hope the Manifold can improve.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed reviews of this place. It’s a lovely pub that has potential and the location is great, especially for campers! The campers breakfasts were lovely! However, we are in the midst of a pandemic so being served a drink with lipstick on the glass was...concerning, as was the complete lack of wiping down of tables between one lot of customers leaving and the next arriving; we saw people having to clear their own tables of previous people’s plates and glasses etc. This brings me on to the service in general. We visited a few times during our trip and the service was extremely slow! It was busy but not overly so but my god, if you were lucky enough to get someone to take a drinks order you’d be ordering at least two rounds to make sure!! We went for a meal to celebrate my birthday and were worried when the family next to us said they’d been there three hours and had only just finished their meals because of the service. The family across from us were served a burger for their child that arrived with just the bun and no burger!!! Thankfully when our food did arrive it was good! All in all this is a decent pub, but the service most definitely lets it down!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Manifold Inn for a pub lunch on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately, from start to finish we were left disappointed. We went to the pub the previous day to drop off some balloons and confetti for the table booked (a birthday occasion)....When we arrived at the pub, we stood for a few minutes before someone acknowledged us. When the manager spoke to us, he then directed a member of staff to take us to the table and whispered 'let them know that we just didn't have time to do the table'. Much to our disappoint, the table had not been decorated. The table was in the conservatory which is VERY echoey and to make matters worse there was a table of 6 adults and a table of 6 children as 1 whole party. Once we released we were unable to hear each other on the table, we politely requested to move to the pub where it was empty. We were told that it was fully booked and although I suggested swapping our table with someone who is booked in later who may miss this party of 12, I was told it was not possible. So we were left not being able to hear each other/or shout louder than the party of 12 to be heard. side note: as we left the pub there were still plenty of empty tables. The food was poor. After an hour wait, my goujons arrived, which was 2 overcooked goujon pieces and a bit of salad. 45 minutes later, my order of small fish and chips arrived which had about 10 crinkle cut chips and a piece of fish that had more batter than fish. Also the size was the EXACT same as the child's portion on the table over the way. As for drinks, we had to ask for drinks multiple times because they were forgotten and it was difficult to get the servers' attention. Perfect as a 'oh well, there's nowhere else to go' kinda place but would not recommend if you have other choices.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

This is a surprisingly large pub and clearly very popular. Staff were very friendly and there was a good choice of food. Also a good selection of beers. An enjoyable visit.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020

we went for walking after staying at charles cotton. we stopped at this pub . it was very busy with the camp site. Had to wait 30 mins for drinks . staff are lovely . one thing i would say every one should maintain the...social distancing guidelines. Had nice local ale .More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 August 2020

We went with the dog for dinner and sat outside in the plentiful seating areas. Shame as only two lagers and the one ran out but a testament to it's popularity. Good for the campsite people over the road. Can have great meals inside but...just as nice were our meals in the garden of tasty burger and vegetarian option.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 July 2020

good food, lovely outdoor space, and temporary bar in the garden! perfect under the current situation, they have put themselves out to accommodate guests and visitors.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 16 March 2020 via mobile

I’ve been coming to this pub for years. The beer is always excellent and the Wainwright’s is perfect and the accommodation, especially the cottage is always very comfortable. However, we had booked a table for Saturday night for a group of seven and the experience...was not as expected. There were not many starters, we ordered 3 goats tarts, there was only one left, and ordered4 chicken pâtes but there were only 3 small portions left. We suffered a similar experience with the main courses. Only 2 sirloin steaks left, and no gammon, it was such a shame for this lovely pub. Our waitress tried her best, but the management were very laisse faire about the whole situation as we were ‘the last table booked’! The food we did get was very good as always, just a shame that they had run out of so many dishes.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

We had such a lovely time, the staff were really helpful and friendly. The food was lovely and huge portions! The room was cosy and the bed was comfy. We will definitely be back! The dog had a great time and met lots of new...friends too 🐶More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 19 February 2020

Comfortable, clean, well-decorated room. Glad it had central-heating as the windows let in a good amount of draft - single-glazed - but this is an old Inn and to be expected. In the en-suite, the towel rail was very hot and on all night. Good,...varied choice of food for breakfast. Had 2 evening meals there which we enjoyed - well-cooked and generous amounts. Only downside was that the shower tray in our en-suite (room 7) was very slippery when wet - a rubber mat would have been a good idea. We `reported' this to Reception upon handing in our keys. Would recommend this InnMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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13 May 2017|
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Response from Sue R | Reviewed this property |
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20 April 2017|
Response from markdenning30 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I only reviewed the restaurant and hotel as we had stayed there Suggest you email or even phone The Manifold direct as they do get busy Great place, clean and good location
27 September 2016|
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Response from Eileenusher | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I would think it would be within 30 minutes drive??
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The Manifold Inn Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5