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 Gissons Arms, Kennford, Exeter


Gissons Arms

Tel: 01392 832444
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Raymond Hayward
We had the Sunday lunch yesterday at your restaurant 26/10/14 on arrival all seem to be very nice we ordered our lunch and found a seat my wife went up to get her lunch first to find hardly any thing there she was asked what meat she wanted she declined the beef as it was raw and running with blood the veg was all hard and not cooked through , she came back and did not look very happy with what she had on her tray. I then went up and saw the same as my wife ,the chef? Asked me if I wanted beef and my reply was that the beef was not cooked to which he replied he could put it back in the oven and cook it a bit more if I wanted I refused and said that I would have the pork he then cut the pork with the same knife as he used for the beef at which I was not amused at. I then went for the veg which as listed before was not a lot there to be had the swede tasted as if it was used in a casserole be fore it was very tainted as a result we left most of our lunch, Today my wife and I are home with sickness and diarrhoea and this is the only thing that we have eaten on Sunday Ican only put it down to your Sunday lunch , I am not a person who complains very much but found that I had to send this as to the way my wife and I are feeling to day and I assure you it's very uncomfortable and a good job that we did not have to go to work today to think we paid 20 for our lunch and end up with what we have hope you look into problem as soon as possible so that nobody else will feel the same as we our feeling today.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Rating: No rosettes

Jon Martin
We had used the Gissons for many years and taken many friends and business persons there.The new owners had taken over and we were so amazed at the two very small very thin slices of meat for 8.99p. We do not normally complain but we did ring when we arrived home and were told to come back and mention it next time. We assumed that we had received the O.A.P. portion. We duly went back but did not mention the last time just to find out if it was a mistake. It wasn`t. The portions were possibly smaller, so this time we complained to the chef who told us he was under orders from the new owners. I asked him if that is what you get for 8.99p what do you get for 6.99p. He replied one and a half slices of meat. I then replied that 2 for half a slice of meat was expensive. He duly gave us more meat. WE WILL NOT BE GOING BACK.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

What an improvement!
This is the second time of visiting on passing through Kennford, needed something to eat. Surroundings have improved immensely since the new owners have taken over, not dark and gloomy anymore, you can see what you're eating. Good to see different sizes of carvery; although I'm not under 12 and not an OAP, another slice of meat wouldn't have gone amiss, but one large slice was adequate. Prices and service acceptable. I am fussy where I dine, and would recommend Gissons to anyone. Well done Pete and Marg!

Best pub in Kennford, not full of clique locals. Avoid the other naff pubs, that's what I say!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Rating: rosettes

greg preston
why moan!!!!
Why is it that most people who leave feedback are people who have got nothing better to do than moan. Well i thought that i would break the trend. We recently visited the Gissons arms after booking in to a local camp site for a weekend of rugby. We already read the reviews but we decided to go there anyway. We are so glad that we did. The carvery looked amazing but we decided on the main menu. I decided to go for the white bate as starter and the main course of sirloin steak. Followed by lemon merangue pie. The whole meal was a delight. The starter and main was piping hot and the clotted cream melted in the mouth. We stayed for a few more drinks and then returned for the full english in the morning which was even better!!! The new staff have recently taken over the pub and are very friendly. The pub is very clean and respectable. The food is not cheep but neither is it excessive. We were going to go for the carvery the next evening but unfortunately rugby and alcohol took over and we never made it!! The only complaint that i do have is a very dodgy fruit machine!!! Thank you Gissons for a lovely evenig and breakfast. We look forward to seeing you next year for the rugby.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Rating: rosettes

jon russell
new people again
well what to say new people was nice to see you tryed to tidy the place up and it does look a lot better however me thinks you need to train your staff more my pint had the biggest head i ever seen as as a joke i said please my i have the rest the lady young girl looked at me like i was dirt i was not happy!!!!!! ordeing a pint and receivng half of it with just foam in it. i also the found you very pricey and really not worth the money we spent. too sum you up too pricey and just interested in passing trade so we wont be back but at least there is some other charming pubs near by !!!!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Phil Shaw
Absolutely terrible!
I recently paid a visit to The Gissons after being told that it always was the best food in the Exter area. I took my Aged Aunt and Uncle, who I was visiting in the area thinking that we would all have a lovely meal and a great time.
How wrong we were!
The food came out cold and very unappetising. When I complained I was told that other customers had enjoyed theirs and that they hadn't had any other complaints. I told the member of staff that I didn't care about other people's opinion, We all thought that our meals were unpleasant and that we weren't happy. I was then told that they believed that there was nothing wrong with them but that we just didn't want to pay for our meals so we weter trying to get them for free!!! with that, we stood up and simply left!! we were so very disgusted!
We found a lovely little pub in the same village next to the post office called the Seven Stars and decided to eat there instead and it was really very good. We were very angry about our incident at the Gissons and spoke to someone on the next table to us while we were sat enjoying our meal at the Seven Stars. They told us that The Gissons had recently been taken over and everyone was complaining about the poor quality of the meals and service there now! My advice: Don't go to the Gissons - Go to the Seven Stars instead!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Karen Hall
My Auntie and Uncle came in for a carvery last week and told me it was cold, they did'nt enjoy it
Saturday, January 6, 2007
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Karen Hall
you need to up date your web site.
the people you have on there no longer work there. Surely if you say you are one of the best pubs then you have let your self down by putting wrong information on your web site.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

sharon smith
fantastic food, fantastic service and fantastic value for money! well recommended
Monday, December 6, 2004
Rating: rosettes

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