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Winterbourne Kingston, Dorset

Review of Winterbourne Kingston by Regular Customer on April 28th, 2009
THE GREYHOUND INN. Having used this pub for many years, I and other regular users are delighted with the new owners and the massive effort put in since thier arrival to bring the pub and restaurent back up to the level of previous years. My familly and I have only ever had good friendly service and good food. Sometimes the pub can be very busy, and as all food is cooked fresh, there may be a short delay. If you want fast food go to a Burger bar! I do not recognise the other negative comments posted as genuine reviews. One at least has a familier ring of occasional patrons who continually complain from the minute they walk in, including not getting freebies, not getting the right table, and about other clientelle being 'too common'! Enjoy the Worlds End and good luck to them. I suggest other visitors use and enjoy this pub.

Review of Winterbourne Kingston by alwyn davies on December 28th, 2008
My Sister and her family booked Christmas lunch 2008 at The Greyhound. They had been there last year and were pleased with the service and food. This year was not a good experience for them. They were requested to arrive at 12:00 noon, which they did. First course was served at 12:45 and they eventually left at 16:15 not having completed the so called Cheese Board and coffee. My sister did call back and lodged a complaint about the length of service and lack of service from the staff, who appeared to be under pressure beacause there were insufficient staff present. My sister talked with a lady at the Greyhound and could not get a satisfacory answer to most of her comments. She will not be using this Pub again. If she had seen the comments from one of your previous independant reportees she may have reconsidered her choice of Chrstmas dinner venue. Future potential users of the Greyhound should use this website before making a final decision.

Review of Winterbourne Kingston by Mary Gorvin on October 5th, 2008
The Greyhound, Winterborne Kingston Have been here regularly with friend and thoroughly enjoyed the carvery but sadly over the past month the standard has gone through the floor. Cut backs have meant half the meat on the plate, but very worrying is the recycled veg that are brought in and mixed with the fresh food. Have now found recycled roast potatoes which are like bullets and sure some of the yorkshires are not fresh. No lemon in the water anymore. Even the wafer in the icecream has been halved over the last month and now the ice cream will not be included in the cost of the meal, but an additional 3. However what really made me feel ill was the dirty tea towels used by the head chef to wipe his forehead, nose etc then lifting hot plates with it (believe me it was filthy and looked like a floor cloth) the other chef left his dirty cloth thrown over the bannister (used by upstairs diners) and he sharpened his carving knife with the steel after he had wiped the knife on the filthy cloth. I know the new owners I said to my friends when we were last there that someone will come down with food poisening soon Such a shame it was always a great carvery and when the new people arrived and changed the carpets/decor etc we all thought it would get better and better but that was very short lived. Seems its not making the owner enough but these tricks will kill it stone dead. Best to vote with your feet and go elsewhere like the Worlds End .........

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