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“First and Last visit. Really really disappointed.”
Review of The Knoxbridge

The Knoxbridge
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Frittenden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: British
Description: At The Knoxbridge we want you to feel at home! We strive to provide a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where you can enjoy good food, good wine and beers and great company. We offer a cozy interior and beautiful outside sitting area so no matter what the weather you can enjoy yourself.
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Description: At The Knoxbridge we want you to feel at home! We strive to provide a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where you can enjoy good food, good wine and beers and great company. We offer a cozy interior and beautiful outside sitting area so no matter what the weather you can enjoy yourself.
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Hey it was pay day so thought i would take my girlfriend out for a meal. The knoxbridge was local and their website and reviews promised a lot. Prices are high for a pub but you don't mind paying for a bit of quality...if that's what you get. It was a Friday night so i thought that i'd better book a table. Turns out i needn't have bothered as though it was for 8PM the place was empty apart from a drinker at the bar. Not a good sign! The service was provided by a young boy who made a big effort to be attentative and polite. However the landlord appeared to be eves dropping us from around the corner of the bar and was continously prompting the nervous lad. (I could see you in the door window reflection) They are attemping to up the experience here but the menu was extremely limited... and pricey for a pub. Given the limitations i ordered the Ribeye syeak at £17.95. The only other steak on offer was a fillet at £24.95! My girlfriend went for a burger as there wasn't much else that she fancied. Well i've had a lot of steaks in my time and have eaten in a lot of places from Bills to The Shard but i have to say that this is one of the worst steaks that i have ever 'HALF EATEN'. It was a Minute steak at best and had unchewable gristle in every attempted mouthful. I don't like complaining and don't send food back. But when asked how the food was i had to say that i was very dissapointed. The landlord apologised but said it was a bit of meat and couldn't be guaranteed and he'd never had any problems before. He basically gave me the impressions that i didn't know what i was talking about and i had got what i'd paid for. WOW!! He was very apologetic but did nothing. Save your money and drive into town.

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tastyadvisor, Front Office Manager at The Knoxbridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Jasonpm2604,

Thank you for taking the time to write a comprehensive review. We agree with your comment that on the evening of your meal the standard of the steak was not up to our normal quality and that your complaint was not dealt with in the way it should have been. Whilst this is not normally our policy after having taken into account feedback we would like to offer not only an apology but a free main meal for two. If you would like to take us up on this offer please contact us and we’d be happy to book you in at your convenience.

Kind regards,
The Chef

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

I mostly remember this pub as being closed and a little derelict looking. The pub then reopened. Naturally the local gossip gave rise to all sorts of rumours, some not so good and so myself among others continued to drive on by. Then by word of mouth I heard that it was actually quite good. They were wrong! It was very good indeed. Three of us decided to try it out and what a surprise we had. We were warmly welcomed by the landlord and given a choice of tables. They had a beer that I had not tried before and an instant sample was provided together with a really good bottle of red that was most reasonably priced. The menu was quite limited but really quite interesting. We tucked into a delicious tasting platter for two that fed the three of us and the main meals were excellent and perfectly cooked. We all thought that the quality of the food more than made up for the limited choice and that what was offered would satisfy any visitor. Congratulations to the French Chef. Service was excellent. Little wonder that we will most certainly visit again and have booked for a special three course meal, one of several special evenings that The Knoxbridge hold. I only ever write revues when I think they are deserved and I am pleased to read the other revues which clearly state agreement with a 5 star rating. If like me you have often just driven by then you are missing out. Most thankfully it is within half a mile of home!!

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Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent pub with a nice menu, a couple of real ales and a great selection of gin.

Very friendly staff who make you most welcome.

Seem to have numerous events throughout the year with beer festival coming up in April (16 real ales on tap) and a wine and gourmet night also in April where a three course set menu will be supplemented with six different wines with a wine rep explaining/discussing the wines being served. (£29 per person).

Worth a visit!




Thank Gordon G
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Our party of 17 ladies and 5 partners had booked for a really tasty experience at the Knoxbridge today. We were definitely NOT disappointed. Fred's inspired menu gave us some amazing starters then creamy Chicken Forestiere, Roasted cauliflower Fondue and, star of the show, fish en papillote. Followed by our favourite sticky toffee pudding, crumble and panna cotta. What more could you want.
The service was prompt and friendly, the coffee was great and Fred, the chef, is just a star.
Thank you Tony and the Knoxbridge staff. We'll be back.

Thank Trefoil77
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

6 course taster menu with a gin twist to every course. Boy can Fred chef cook! Really fabulous food - imaginative and really yummy. Couldn't fault the service either. Am now salivating in anticipation of the Wine & Gourmet Food Night on 12th April!!!

Thank Vanessa W
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