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 Hook & Parrot, Seaton, Devon


Hook & Parrot
The Esplanade
EX12 2LN

Tel: 01297 20222
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I drank here back in the early to mid 1990's
I drank in this pub when I stayed in Seaton way back in the early to mid 1990's.

The beer was good, it had a nice relaxed atmosphere and there was a local guy back then who was a double of Lee Marvin apart from his English accent.

He would have been about 60 to 65 years of age back then and he lived in Seaton.

He drank at this pub several times a week.

I am from Australia.

I will be coming back for a holiday in the area in 2017 so I will drop in for a few pints of the local beer.

Good luck to the new managers.

All the very best.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Rating: rosettes

Went in on a Monday Afternoon with a friend and my children. As we walked in half the electrics weren't turnt on in the pub but due to the kids being hungry we decided to sit down. On tying to order a Fosters I was told the pump was off. I asked what selection of bottled beer they had, we were told the fridges weren't working, the lady behind the bar then tried to pour me a Carling which was just pure froth so I settled for a glass of coke. We ordered our food(which was 80% cremated and terribly presented) at the bar and chose what we thought was a nice table in the beer garden. Not realising at the time they had very recently painted these tables with no signs stating not to sit on them, ruining my sons and my clothes. When we confronted the staff they just didn't care, the only thing I was offered was a filthy tea towel to attempt to clean ourselves up, no apology or even a sniff of a refund. After speaking with the staff we realised that we weren't actually the first people to have sat in the wet paint and I can only assume they got the same response we did! So as well as ruining our day, our clothes and serving us shit food they were not polite or at all hospitable. I strongly recommend anyone thinking of going and eating here to turn around, walk to Tesco and buy yourself a sandwich and sit on the beach because you will enjoy it a lot more and have alot less hassle!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Rating: No rosettes

The Beeton Family
Castanet Nights
Last Thursdays Spanish theme night was brilliant
Everybody dressed up
I went as Francisco Franco the former Spanish leader my wife dressed up as Arantxa Sanchez the tennis player my youngest daughter dressed up as Catherine of Aragon my eldest daughter went as Queen Isabella and my middle daughter went dressed as Miram Clegg (Nick Cleggs wife) My Son went dressed as Sir Francis Drake and my son in law dressed up as Fernando Torres and my daughter in law dressed up as a Nun .
Even the landlord was dressed up as King Phillip.
We all had Paella to start with then i went for the Cochinillo asado (roast suckling pig) my son had the same. which was very tender and very nice and filling.
My wife went for the Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician Occtopus) with Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Prawns) She ate the lor didnt even give me a prawn.
My Eldest daughter and my son in law went for the Jamon Iberico and chorizo (Iberian ham and spicey sausage) which they loved.
My other two daughters had the Pescado frito (fried fish) with chips the greedy little tinkers. and finally my son had Patatas Bravas that's fried potatoes in spicey sauce to you gourmet philistines. it was a lovely evening we all were up dancing the Flamenco with the Spanish dancers must of the pub had a dance with our Spanish visitors. one of them even serenaded my wife with Spanish eyes it was a great night and am looking forward to next months Serbian And Croatian Night.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Stuart Hughes
Very Nice Evening
Had a fantastic meal saturday night.
My wife managed to get us in because someone cancelled lovely atmosphere and the place was packed, we both went for the spaghetti bolognese on the two for one offer washed down with a Dow's 2007 vintage.
perfect will call again if they can fit us in.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Brian Pitney
Never Again
This place has gone down hill big time. We visited a few days ago for lunch. Bearing in mind that this is still the holiday season, the place was almost empty.Maybe that should have been enough of a reason to have turned around and walked out, but we decided to stay. What follows is an honest review of our experience.
Firstly, we chose a window seat, as we've done on previous visits - the window which presumably leaks was patched up with black gaffer tape! Now, bearing in mind my earlier comment that the place was almost empty, we were still able to tell what the previous diners had eaten, because most of it was still on the carpet. The Barman, who had as much charisma as a piece of wood and wasn't rushed off his feet could have picked up a dustpan and brush and cleaned the floor. This place takes self service to a new level - you have to get your own cutlery from trays, it is a lottery as to whether the cutlery has actually been through the dishwasher! We placed our food order with the bored out of his skull barman, who hasn't been taught to say please or thank you, or as you will read later sorry. Our order arrived and was wrong, the chef (who doubles as a waiter) blamed the barman for the mix up, however the barman had taken down the order correctly, we can therefore only assume the chef / waiter couldn't actually read. To add insult to injury some of the desserts we ordered weren't available, we did get a refund for that and a kind of mumbled apology from the barman.
My advice to anyone dining in Seaton is to find somewhere else to eat. I will never visit this place again.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Hook & Parrott
N. Booth
Yes you are right in what you say..
........................ you are simply someone.
as in simple like a brainless sheep who follows the cronies.

A word of advice
try taking youur head from outside your mates bottom .you might see things a bit clearer.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Rating: rosettes

N Booth
Not very happy
I am simply someone who visited a long time ago and visted again recently who has shared an opinion of dismay here. I am not part of any grudge match or drug dealing, thank you.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Hook & Parrot-Seaton
Grudge ?
My staff are not lazy and are very happy.
Please ignore some of the previous comments from people i had to ban for Drug dealing
i am nit going to mention names but
no more lies please and let me try and make a go of my buissness.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Rating: rosettes

N Booth
This pub used to be run by Richard and Shirley Greenacre and it was one of the best pubs in what used to be a busy and prosperous Seaton!!

The food was fantastic, the staff were well trained and friendly and it held its own in its prime location on the seafront and was always busy!! A real home from home!

Now, it is a complete dive and the landlord/lady should be ashamed. The staff are lazy and miserable, the food shows a complete lack of interest and the beer is over priced without cause. I wouldn't recommend this pub to a raving alcoholic who knew no better than drinking in a gutter. It is rank and is not at all contributing to the community.

Please, if you are part of this pub, help to make a change for the community, for Richard and Shirley who worked so hard in the past to make it what it once was and for your own good!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Paul Brewer
We visited this pub because it used to be splendid, my partners uncle and aunty were looking forward to visiting it again after having lovely meals in previous visits, but the food was pretty poor, my steak was over done, my partners brothers burger was brought out with cheese when he specifically asked for no cheese, fish and chips were brought out with peas not beans. The décor was horrible, big stains on the furniture, tears in the fabric, dirt on the carpet. Then they ran out of deserts, the chef and barmen had a row about who mucked up our order, would definitely not be visiting again.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

This public house use to be good. We decided to visit for a meal on Sunday. Ordered food got two drinks .The windows were dirty, table stickie, Finished our drinks still no food ,went to bar and ordered two more drinks,Asked how long for food , soon. Over hour later no food still came out. Asked for our money back. I will say that they need to bleach the mugs for hot drinks , as there were dirty. I will be honest and say i was please the food did not come out. As the whole pub needs a good clean and refurbishemnet,
Monday, September 17, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

James Carthy
value for money
Had a delightful brunch and for £3.00 i thought the food was tasty and value for money.
And the girl who erved u was very polite and very pretty
dhe is my niece and works very hard. she will soon be going to university.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Why do they not try to do something with this pub.It used to be a friendly clean pub with brilliant bar staff.Now dead as a you know what,dirty sticky tables and food that you wouldn't give to a dog.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

absolutely disgusting. Microwaved food with grubby tables and an awful rude fat bloke who just sat there the whole time. Take this advice. AVOID AVOID AVOID!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Food was awful, if you like Tesco Value microwave food you may enjoy it as it tasted just the same.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Joe king
The bloke behind the bar at this place is a complete asshole. He was rude, moody and just shit at his job. Never once said please or thanks. In fact I don't think he even spoke to serve me, he just starred at me like a complete mong. Food was awful. Ordered a6 ounce burger that was no more than 3. sauce was not put in burger. Mayo and bbq missing.tea spoon size of coleslaw. I really cannot believe this place. I would only go back for one reason......To give the asshole behind the bar a slap!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Rating: No rosettes

Terrible Christmas Lunch 25/12/11
Booked for Christmas Lunch and reserved a window table. On arrival tables were occupied so had to sit down on another table. Had to get your own drinks. Starters came out relatively quick (bought out by a dirty apron wearing chef) in a huge wine glass which was packed with prawns and little lettuce and no lemon. Then main course came out over 45 minutes later another couple were waiting as well. when it came out it was cold and uninspiring and when we asked for cranberry was told oh no we don't have that?? errr its traditonal. Left most of it as a large proportion was unedible. The chef came back in and took the plates closely followed by a rather drunk and beer swiging lady barmaid who was off her face, who kept asking if we had ordered christmas pud. When it finally arrived all i can say was Asda childs size microwave pudding and surrounded by a whole tin of custard which was way too hot and again inedible. Would not go back. Disgusting food, rude barmaid and dirty scruffy chef.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

conniu anws
good food but waiter is rude and so is the woman bar staff so unfriendly and cold just like her son
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Waited nearly an hour and the pub was empty.Had half a chicken which was burnt to a cinder.There was absolutely no meat left to eat.Complained and was told the chef had ordered incorrectly and had got quarter portions.Offered to do another portion but I had already waited long enough.Was given a couple of drinks which I suppose equated to the meal cost.Just reminded me of Fawltyu Towers with the landlord/barman going out to the kitchen and complaining to the chef which we sussed was his wife !!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Waited nearly an hour and the pub was empty.Had half a chicken which was burnt to a cinder.There was absolutely no meat left to eat.Complained and was told the chef had ordered incorrectly and had got quarter portions.Offered to do another portion but I had already waited long enough.Was given a couple of drinks which I suppose equated to the meal cost.Just reminded me of Fawltyu Towers with the landlord/barman going out to the kitchen and complaining to the chef which we sussed was his wife !!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Rating: rosettes

M & N Short
Poor Attitude
Waited over 40 mins for 2 Sunday Lunches - it was not even busy !
When we complained we were told the wait was because the food had been cooked on the Saturday !!!
Got our money back with no apology. Would not recommend to anyone with that sort of attitude.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Rating: No rosettes

Gorgeous food
This place has the best chefs in Seaton, Ive never tasted pub food so delicious, and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Rating: rosettes

John Smith
Food and Beer is excellent
This pub does one of the best home cooked Sunday Roasts . The cauliflower cheese was mouthwatering.
And they sell Doombar.The best ale in the southwest
Monday, November 7, 2005
Rating: rosettes

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