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On 2 Mar 2009 at 7:47pm rene wrote:
Birling Gap Coffe Shop has got to be the worst place i have been to.My hubby and i decided to go in for a sandwich and drink WOW! what a mistake.Firstly it was really grotty and stunk of sweat then when i saw one of the staff it made me feel really sick i went to put my sandwich back but had already been charged it was to much hassle.The member of staff was wearing filthy cloths with a stench of sweat.To top it all we was charged £7.50 for 2 sandwiches a pot of tea and a panda pop what a rip off,but like my hubby said they charged us that coz they know for a fact we won't be back so might aswll get as much money out of us first and last time of visiting.Take my advise don't go there take your own picnic.
 
 
On 2 Mar 2009 at 9:06pm mr happy wrote:
Do you mean the old hotel at the top of the cliffs?
 
 
On 2 Mar 2009 at 10:00pm cato wrote:
You know what?I would have been straight out the door if, as you say, it appeared grotty and smelt.Why get beyond the door?
 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 8:52am jonnyboy wrote:
I worked there in the 70's and it was a sh*thole then. It's still owned by the same people . Fresh cream tea consisted of homemade scones (packet mix), homemade jam (catering tin) and fresh cream (milac powdered milk made up thick). The "chef" Laurie had dreadful skin and shed flakes all the time. The owners also had a large German Shepherd which was fed the finest raw steak whilst us students working there would have to raid the kitchen at night as we were so hungry! Happy memories!
 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 9:19am rene wrote:
OMG! Yes they still do those scones and yes he has a German Shepherd dog probably not the same one as the one when you worked ther.Yes cato i was gonna do that jsut walk but my hubby had got he's money out very akward situation.But all that i say is true its a run down smelly sh**hole and its a real shame because its situated in such a beautiful place.
 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 9:20am rene wrote:
Yes its the one ontop of the cliff next to the B&B
 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 9:26am Earl of Lewes wrote:
It's a shame. The location's lovely, but the food's awful. As for the service, last time I was served by a grim, humourless Eastern European girl who seemed to be unaware that the Cold War was over.


As for the restaurant, we tried it once and the food wasn't much worse than the White Hart's stone cold carvery, but my wife saw a cockroach in the kitchen and vowed never to return.

 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 9:28am Earl of Lewes wrote:
It's a shame. The location's lovely, but the food's awful. As for the service, last time I was served by a grim, humourless Eastern European girl who seemed to be unaware that the Cold War was over.



As for the restaurant, we tried it once and the food wasn't much worse than the White Hart's stone cold carvery, but my wife saw a cockroach in the kitchen and vowed never to return.

 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 9:33am jonnyboy wrote:
The german shepherd was easily identified as it had a prolapsed rectum!!Really unpleasant as it would wander in and out of the dining room and kitchen. I visited last summer and was amazed that they were still in business, and that environmental health hadn't closed them down. Why not contact them Rene on 01323 415350.
 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 9:51am jonnyboy wrote:
Google Birling Gap Hotel. Their website makes the place look great. It refers to the hotel as "The Sussex Gem by the Sea"and "The hotel is a Victorian colonial style villa with it's interior furnished in a 1930's style. Both bar and restaurant have beams and leaded windows, log fires that burn in the winter time creating a warm friendly atmosphere" Estate agent speak for sh*thole!!
 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 10:05am Mystic Mog wrote:
I agree with much of the postings. However I have strange liking for the place and hope that it does turn into a Harvester type bland place. It is probably because it reminds me of childhood.
 
 
On 3 Mar 2009 at 11:46am rene wrote:
Can't this the B&B actually has 3 AAA stars when did they get those then.I feel so sorry for people who payed to stay there we actually went in to get a price guide.When we came out my husband said he wouldn't stay there if hell froze over lol!!!, but seriously its absoutly appauling this place has been allowed to carry on like this i am so tempted to ring that number jonnyboy.I over heard this guy telling he's wife they didn't serve cheese on toast until after 12 lol!!! Why? thats so silly.I wonder if anyone has been sick from that place.
 
 
On 4 Mar 2009 at 12:39pm Jason wrote:
Its a dam shame actually, That place could be really nice in the summer time. They really really need to decorate in there and get some real chefs, waiters, and genrally staff. Its such a lovely area, and it is a SUSSEX GEM, its just a shame about the building,
Anyone want to chip in with me and buy them out. we could make a mint if it was run properly.
Jason
 
 
On 4 Mar 2009 at 2:18pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Given the coastal erosion that's going on, I wouldn't bother buying it. Their sales are literally going to go off a cliff.


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