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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful decor inside this cliff top pub. Very good value food and a lovely pint! Very family friendly. Well worth a visit. Had a very relaxing Sunday afternoon sat in the beer garden while the children played. Wanted to take some of the furniture home!!

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Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I miss the orzo pasta dish that was on the menu last summer! Food reasonable and good choice of drinks. Would like to see some pasta dishes for both adults and kids. The daytime lunch menu is a bit limited and lacks variety. Very meat/burger focused. Otherwise pleasant enough.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Busy afternoon but not enough staff on for busy August weekend, we ordered food that didn't arrive with everything as per menu and no one came to check on us. Mussels were really over cooked and food quite overpriced. Food was not the quality I would expect at all.

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Thank Kathleen M
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Unimpressive that the reception is at the side of the bar in the pub area and it takes a while to get noticed and served. I paid £129 for the night and was then astonished to find that this B&B charges extra for the breakfast on top of this high fee. The room was fairly basic, there was some strange...

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Thank karl d
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We come to this pub every time we come down to Bournemouth food is nice staff are pleasant drinks are not expensive & it's even better when you can sit outside in the sunshine. Definitely recommend to others & it's also ideal for you to bring your dogs with plenty of drinking bowls availabile for them

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Thank julie s
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Just finished my steak and sweet potato fries and thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff work hard and helpful. Always dine here on a evening, as variety of food. Opposite the sea cliff, easy to reach. Has accommodation also.

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Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the spyglass and kettle last night with my daughter. Our 1st ever weekend away just the 2 of us. We arrived having booked a family room which was dark, decor was terrible with 'wallpaper' coming off the ceiling after an apparent leak..which still hasn't been rectified. My daughter slept in my bed instead of her own as...

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Thank Joanne W
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We went here on a beautiful August afternoon and sat outside so that was very positive. The food is typical pub grub, Mexican burger really quite good but the service is depressingly poor, a missed opportunity.

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Thank charles3471
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Food is good with a decent service and modern surroundings. Minimum parking is annoying. The accommodation is old fashioned with no lifts and creaking floor boards. For £80 a night you cannot beat a Premier Inn. I wouldn't stay again but would pop in for a meal.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Used to be a regular in here 15-20 years ago. Mostly for drinking but also sometimes for food. Had lunch today the food was perfectly good and good value at 7.95 for 2 courses. My wife had scampi which was nice and I had the ham egg and chips. My only complaint was that the fried eggs were rock hard...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Spyglass and Kettle

Address: 25-27 Stourwood Avenue, Bournemouth BH6 3PW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: RM244 - RM542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Spyglass and Kettle 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask for rooms on top floor as these are furthest away from the pub should you decide to have a quiet night in.”
 of 5 bubbles zoeya804, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would not recommend booking a room here at all”
 of 5 bubbles 776karlk, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Second floor rooms I think are quieter as higher from pub noise. Room 3 has a small window looking out to sea.”
 of 5 bubbles mrs_aarcher, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“The quietest rooms are on the top floor facing the side road”
 of 5 bubbles LeeStJohn, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Take earplugs and a book”
 of 5 bubbles underwaterbicycle, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
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