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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by Mex » June 5, 2017, 7:57 pm

I got "lucky" again today....sat at my table..waitress arrived within 30 seconds...understood my order and repeated same back to me for confirmation...food arrived within 10 minutes and was good.

Am I missing something?


If it looks good..and smells good..go for it..

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by vidmaster » June 5, 2017, 11:01 pm

This is much funnier than the Joke thread
Please keep it going - it's great!!!!!!

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by UdonThaniPete » June 6, 2017, 2:23 pm

Absolutely correct vidmaster, it's certainly much funnier than your last joke on the joke thread!!
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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by Mex » June 17, 2017, 5:45 pm

I got "lucky" again yesterday.

Must be my good looks and charm..........
If it looks good..and smells good..go for it..

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by macca46 » June 17, 2017, 5:55 pm

I have never had a problem with the service has always been excellent.

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by maaka » June 17, 2017, 6:21 pm

its my diner when in town
only ever had one slight problem in 100 meals, and it was more the mood I was in, than the service..
look some guys like bar girls and wild music and stuff, its a family pub, and restaurant, but has not stopped some blokes I bumped into, from having a quiet discreet toke outside on the verandah..horses for courses..some can afford and do desire Pannarai and Ban Chiang, while others dine at the food court in Centara...

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by Mex » June 20, 2017, 8:18 pm

Two mates of mine had dinner there last night.

I asked them specifically about the food and service...

They said both were great.
If it looks good..and smells good..go for it..

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by stereolab » June 21, 2017, 8:23 am

Mex wrote:
June 20, 2017, 8:18 pm
Two mates of mine had dinner there last night.

I asked them specifically about the food and service...

They said both were great.
I had dinner there on Monday night, the food was bland and microwaved, and vegetables were unseasoned. Food was piping hot admittedly. Did not get my dessert order, only 4 staff available, for the 7 customers inside and outside the bar.Service was reasonably quick certainly. Other posters have commented previously about the internal decor of the pub, if you have been in a similar establishment in Belfast or Glasgow you would have thought you were in a palace.

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by UdonThaniPete » June 21, 2017, 8:37 am

stereolab wrote:
June 21, 2017, 8:23 am
Mex wrote:
June 20, 2017, 8:18 pm
Two mates of mine had dinner there last night.

I asked them specifically about the food and service...

They said both were great.
I had dinner there on Monday night, the food was bland and microwaved, and vegetables were unseasoned. Food was piping hot admittedly. Did not get my dessert order, only 4 staff available, for the 7 customers inside and outside the bar.Service was reasonably quick certainly. Other posters have commented previously about the internal decor of the pub, if you have been in a similar establishment in Belfast or Glasgow you would have thought you were in a palace.
Stereolab, Why didn't you get your desert? Just out of interest. Thanks
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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by stereolab » June 21, 2017, 8:53 am

UdonThaniPete wrote:
June 21, 2017, 8:37 am
stereolab wrote:
June 21, 2017, 8:23 am
Mex wrote:
June 20, 2017, 8:18 pm
Two mates of mine had dinner there last night.

I asked them specifically about the food and service...

They said both were great.
I had dinner there on Monday night, the food was bland and microwaved, and vegetables were unseasoned. Food was piping hot admittedly. Did not get my dessert order, only 4 staff available, for the 7 customers inside and outside the bar.Service was reasonably quick certainly. Other posters have commented previously about the internal decor of the pub, if you have been in a similar establishment in Belfast or Glasgow you would have thought you were in a palace.
Stereolab, Why didn't you get your desert? Just out of interest. Thanks
The waitress forgot. Despite me asking for ice-cream with my spotted dick, as I eat neither custard or cream, it seemed to be an extraordinary request to her, and she sought assistance. They offered me chocolate and strawberry at the time of order. Finally got them to agree on vanilla. After I had finished the main course, and as I was in no rush, I just sat there. Eventually all 4 staff got together and were looking at me, and it dawned on her, SPOTTED DICK. I declined her offer to provide it, paid my bill, left a good tip and departed.

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by UdonThaniPete » June 25, 2017, 9:42 am

vincemunday wrote:
June 25, 2017, 7:02 am
How can TripAdvisor be rubbish? Yes you get the odd idiotic review but they get 300,000,000 users each month, that's a whole lot of rubbish! if I'm booking a hotel or going to a restaurant I'll always take a quick peek on TA, you can usually sort through the chaff and get a good idea of what a place will be like, if somewhere has got 200 reviews and 190 says it's good or better there's a fair chance it's going to be okay but if there's 200 reviews and 50 of them are panning a place well it's obvious you're taking a chance, usually the people who don't like TA are the ones who own an establishment and are being slated by their punters. And by the by, you can't leave zero on TA. My own opinion of the Irish Clock isn't great either, the staff are grumpy and rude and it could do with a coat of paint.
Vince, I agree with you 100%, I get to travel around the world a lot for work and pleasure, I normally do my research on TripAdvisor for Hotels and restaurants especially if I'm going on holidays, yes you can get some chaff but you will get a very good idea on the place and recognise the chaff as being just that, i personally have never been let down by TripAdvisor and believe it's a good tool to use for planning where ever you go in the world.
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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by tamada » June 25, 2017, 10:27 am

"... usually the people who don't like TA are the ones who own an establishment and are being slated by their punters..."
There's still an ongoing brouhaha about TA allowing dining establishments with their own TA membership to create their own faux glowing 'anonymous' reviews, thus defeating their whole raison d'etre. Been that way for at least 8 years now.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotel ... -them.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -fake.html
https://tripadvisorwatch.wordpress.com/ ... r-reviews/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -cash.html

I have managed to live, work and travel around the world for nigh on 40 years and except the one time I foolishly browsed TA for things to do and eat in Nha Trang, I have managed without their rather dubious advice. Beyond building the dunny's at Mrs tam's restaurant and wiring up the gazebo's, I do not have a vested interest in any restaurant.... but her restaurant was bloody good anyway.

Now, do I feel bad about not being part of their 300,000,000 monthly sheeple count?

You said it yourself,
"...that's a whole lot of rubbish..."

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by Barney » June 25, 2017, 10:34 am

For some reason the original post was in regard to availability of accommodation but some posters quickly saw fit to try and denigrate the establishment with repeated posts about the business as a whole, to include the décor, the manager, the food, the staff etc etc.
Why cant people just make their comment or opinion and move on.
Ok every one gets it now, you either like it or don't like it.
Give the business a break.
I personally can't fathom what personal satisfaction people get from continuing a debate with at times personal barbs or comments and always wanting the last word if people do to agree with their view.
Good luck to the Irish Clock. I do not frequent the establishment as a local drinking hole but over some years now I do visit and have had some good meals and Guinness there.

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by Stevo » June 25, 2017, 11:14 am

I agree with you Barney... I've known the Irish Clock since it was converted from a shop house and Tom held the keep; Over the years I became a regular eater there when Steve and Mali held it, that continued when Trevor and Ann took over, my wife and I even held the reigns for Trevor whilst he and his family were in UK for a spell, I have played pool there since Fred has held it although I am not a regular customer as I rarely get into town any more. The Clock has had it's ups and downs as any business will have over the years, but I would certainly drop in for a meal if I was in town and hungry.

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by grievous » June 25, 2017, 10:35 pm

Agree with Barney one comment is enough for feedback but some of theses guys feel a need to keep it going until they convince everyone. I've had a few average experiences in town but I'd prefer to bring it up with the manager to give them a chance to explain or makes amends. I would only give bad feedback if their resonse was not satisfactory. Everyone has a bad day, give them a break. By the way I love the Grapow beef and my kids reckon they have the best Red curry in town.

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by harry68 » June 26, 2017, 7:18 am

its always different strokes for different folks
feed back its great for business but the slagging is not needed
personaly i get tired of the BS but some people just haven't got anything better to do
filter throught the **** and do what you think is best Fred
Ive never had a problem with the food and I'm the enemy

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by Wisdom » July 16, 2017, 12:11 am

Hi there. I am concerned that a hotel which was in such a good location, competitive price, lovely balcony to see the world go by, meals just downstairs, cannot seemingly be booked on any hotels website! I can't even find the actual website for the hotel. Is the hotel now with no guests? If not, how on earth do you make a booking for the hotel these days? Thanks.

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by UdonThaniPete » July 16, 2017, 8:50 am

PhilR wrote:
July 16, 2017, 12:11 am
Hi there. I am concerned that a hotel which was in such a good location, competitive price, lovely balcony to see the world go by, meals just downstairs, cannot seemingly be booked on any hotels website! I can't even find the actual website for the hotel. Is the hotel now with no guests? If not, how on earth do you make a booking for the hotel these days? Thanks.
Check out the reports on TripAdvisor and you may have your answer.
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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by fatbob » July 16, 2017, 12:00 pm

UdonThaniPete wrote:
July 16, 2017, 8:50 am
PhilR wrote:
July 16, 2017, 12:11 am
Hi there. I am concerned that a hotel which was in such a good location, competitive price, lovely balcony to see the world go by, meals just downstairs, cannot seemingly be booked on any hotels website! I can't even find the actual website for the hotel. Is the hotel now with no guests? If not, how on earth do you make a booking for the hotel these days? Thanks.
Check out the reports on TripAdvisor and you may have your answer.

Dear old Grandma always told me if you don't have anything nice to say then shut the ---- up, she was such a sweet soul with great advice....

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Re: Irish Clock Hotel

Post by UdonThaniPete » July 16, 2017, 12:30 pm

fatbob wrote:
July 16, 2017, 12:00 pm
UdonThaniPete wrote:
July 16, 2017, 8:50 am
PhilR wrote:
July 16, 2017, 12:11 am
Hi there. I am concerned that a hotel which was in such a good location, competitive price, lovely balcony to see the world go by, meals just downstairs, cannot seemingly be booked on any hotels website! I can't even find the actual website for the hotel. Is the hotel now with no guests? If not, how on earth do you make a booking for the hotel these days? Thanks.
Check out the reports on TripAdvisor and you may have your answer.

Dear old Grandma always told me if you don't have anything nice to say then shut the ---- up, she was such a sweet soul with great advice....
Have you ever heard of the saying " The truth hurts" now thats great advice....
A pessimist see’s a difficulty in every opportunity,
A optimist see’s an opportunity in every difficulty,
I am the latter.

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