Guy's street wrote:boroughonian wrote:Guy's street wrote:I like the Grange and it always seems busy for Sunday Lunch, so I'd say they've got their price-point about right.
Depends what community we're talking about here, I agree it's not outrageous. I bet that dog grooming place down the road is busy too, but that doesn't claim to be a community asset.
I'd still rather see the Grange as it is now though, rather than flats.
I think the Three Stags does something for pensioners on a Sunday, it's always full just after opening time.
Decent food in there during the week.
I don't know the detail, but presumably to be a community asset it still has to operate as a profitable business? The new management have done a great job in turning the Grange from a real eyesore (inside and out) into a very attractive building which serves a section of the community very well.
Ultimately, no pub is likely to serve all parts of the community for a variety of reasons, so the Grange shouldn't be criticised for trying to appeal to a demographic that is willing to spend money that will keep the pub afloat.
Jules62 wrote:If the food is actually good, £15.00 is not an outrageous price for a Sunday Roast.
La Martinet wrote:i think rambling phil is right they focus on the tourist trade.tom tom wrote:yeah well don't go to The Three Stags on kennington rd. i went there last weekend they charge £16 odd quid for the roast and an extra quid for a yorkie!! the roast potato were dire and the veg consisted of three green beans!
I see it hasn't changed much since 2012 then. In fact it seems to have been serving up the same grossly overpriced rubbish since 2008. Reviews
It must be doing something right for it still to be in business but I have no idea what!
tom tom wrote:...
i love a pub roast. the best i have found in the area are.
the royal oak.
and the laughing gravy.
but i can't help but try and find a better one. some times with disappointing results
Barrierdickson wrote:If the business is successful and locals keep going back, surely the community has spoken.
Debrajoan wrote:Jules62 wrote:If the food is actually good, £15.00 is not an outrageous price for a Sunday Roast.
I occasionally visit my parents who live on the outskirts of Canterbury, and they are partial to a Sunday lunch, so we've been to a few places that they know of.
I'm aware that business rates, rents etc. are likely to be lower in outer Kent, but the places that they have guided me to charge a maximum of £8.45 for a well cooked lunch, and that's for a few cuts of beef, AND lamb, AND gammon, AND turkey, plus as much veg as you want, AND you can go back and get more veg if you're still hungry, but not more meat.
Maybe £15 is not outrageous, but £8.45 is a lot better.
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