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Mid range dining in Dunstable

Always a good dining experience without breaking the bank. Staff always make it a pleasant.


Exceptional dining

The Kings Head never fails to please. Pricing the main dish on a full meal basis makes it appear more expensive than it actually is. The food is exceptionally good, as is the service and ambiance


Great country pub and restaurant

I have used this place for over forty years. Can always rely on great service and brilliant food.


Having quality furniture made especially as I wanted it

Stewart Linford made some fantastic furniture for me. Having a bespoke piece made especially for me, exactly how I wanted it was a special experience. The quality is exceptional. Dealing direct made it better value than I had expected

Fayre Square

Pleasant value eating

The restaurants offer the usual ranges of chain pub meals. Some locations are very pleasant, e.g three in Milton Keynes are all located by pleasant waterside locations.
Carvery is good value.


Pleasant Italian meals can be great value if you use the deals

Had a meal at the Clacton restaurant that was far better than expected. Using an offer code made the meal very good value, the wime prices are marginally high for this sector.


Pot luck

Had lunch at one in Colchester which was a good experience and great value.
Went to the Clacton one in the evening at 8.45 to be told abruptly that carvery had been closed for an hour. No opening times were displayed.


Brilliant prices and quick delivery

Ordered a variety of equipment and consumables on line at great prices. Delivered next day.


Great furniture direct from the source

I found some great deals for quality wooden furniture. Going straight to the source saved a fortune.


Do your research and they can be brilliant

Travelodge are changing from the old motorway stop over. They have some great locations such as Canterbury, Eastbourne, Paignton and Clacton. Rediculously cheap if you take advantage of their their offers. Always clean, helpfull and reliable.
I used to use the St Nichollas at Scarborough and pay a fortune to stay there. As a Travelodge it is a small fraction of the old prices

Tobias Malmo found this review useful

Glasses Direct

Great value if you push them to fully honour the deal they offer

The online system did not honour the discount offered. When I phoned I had to be very firm to get the offer being promoted as they initially applied a restriction that differed to the email and web site statements. The offer clearly stated that it applied to all frames but the web site only accepted the discount on frames over a certain price. I phoned to seek resolution.
Initially on the phone I was told I was not entitled to the discount as my frames were below the price at which the discount applied. I told them to check the website and they could then see that the offer clearly said it was 40% off all frames. The person I spoke to refered to others before being able to accept my order with the advertised discount by phone.
I was told that the site would be corrected. When I checked hours later it had not been corrected.
Once that 'misunderstanding' was overcome, the deal was exceptional value, the service was quick and the glasses superb.

09 August 2012

Reply from Glasses Direct

Dear Mr Shaw,

We apologise the information on the offer wasn't as clear as it should have been, and we're happy our Customer Service Team were flexible enough to honour the deal for you.

Kind regards

Team GD

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I believe that you do not have to sacrifice good quality and service to get good value. You just have to look carefully at the offering.