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The Sportsman

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Main Road | Elm, Wisbech, England
+44 1945 860026
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Brilliant to have the good old sporty back - menu has been parred down but is so much better, can highly recommend the mushroom bruschetta and the burger. Nice warm friendly atmosphere now.

Thank Julie M
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had a family party in back room,could not had a better experience,absolutely good food and service,Keith lovely man and friendly,will definetly go again for mid week meal.

Thank Mavis R
Dersingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stopped in for a drink and what an awful place it is! Decor is so run down, wallpaper starting to peel off, really unappealing! The landlord was extremely rude, very unwelcoming when we walked in and this continued throughout our time in the pub. Definitely wouldn't recommend.

1 Thank AnonDaisy94
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Came in to the Sportsman for food in December with my partner as we were passing though and it was a terrible mistake. Food wasn't up to much and was mostly cold. Although our complaints fell upon deaf ears with the landlord who can only be described as a highly arrogant old man and that's putting it nicely. The decor... More 

Thank DavidMasters84
United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

(I'm here just to review the roast potato) and it was very disappointing! Was kind of like a boiled potato and dark skin on the outside, no crunch, and not even cooked very well. Never used to have a problem in here before I think there is a new chef....that needs to learn to make a decent roast Tattie.

Thank misstattie
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were passing through the village looking for somewhere for lunch and spotted the sportsman. It does not look that appealing from the outside or inside but would only need a quick makeover to make it much more attractive. There is a decent selection of beers and lagers and a good selection of food from the menu. We selected 4... More 

Thank stuartstubbs
Takeley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a meal and both meals were disgusting. I had bbq chicken which was supposed to have crispy bacon on top. The bacon was just sloppy fat and the chicken was just gross. My husband had a beef dish in some weird sauce which looked like dog muck! Harsh but true. His salad looked about 10... More 

1 Thank Tracey C
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Most of our party had the Sunday roast, which was available in 2 sizes. That's a really good idea and suited our group. I had lamb and the meat was delicious. Another friend had a crab cakes with salad and that was very generous. Service was good and the deserts looked amazing - but we were too full. I love... More 

Thank Oilbug
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Lovely Quaint Village Inn, good selection of Ales and some dry old local characters.. Did not sample the food..

Thank G G
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Seven of us recently visited on a Saturday evening. The bar was not busy so we ordered a drink and sat down. 3 of us ordered Bruschetta which is toasted baguette type bread with tomato, onion, basil, vinegar & olive oil. What we received was a roughly chopped red onion, some tomato, a splash of vinegar and olive oil with... More 

Thank KZcomp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Elm, Wisbech, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Wisbech
  • Phone Number: +44 1945 860026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?