The 'Boss' and I have been eating at "The Sally" for about a year. Originally it was just the odd early evening meal, but in the last 6 months it has been a weekly outing. Is it worth the two mile round trip walk from Caistor? Let me elaborate:
Atmosphere - can be really nice, especially if its quite busy, with the open fire giving a focus. The interior has been refreshed - an improvement on its previous incarnation. It cannot escape from its history - the bar is a large L-shaped room, with the restaurant semi-screened from the main bar area, with a variety of tables to seat 2, 4 or more. An open fire is usually alight during the winter months. There is a seperate room, ideal for large groups, at the other end of the pub (and it also has a fire when needed).
Service - has always been friendly and obliging.
Mondays - Fish 'N Chip special (2 for £10) - never rated at less than 8.5/10, and now chip portions are slightly bigger, rated at 9/10 on every visit since the autumn ( for both battered and grilled). The fish is never over-cooked,and the handcut chips are spot-on.
Evening meals - have always been well presented, wholesome and good value
Special occasions - Burn's Night; Spanish Night - A lot of effort goes into producing these well cooked and presented meals which have been good value, and held in a very pleasant friendly atmosphere.
Lunch - on Thursday I, and 3 friends, tried one of the current promotional £5 lunches including a pudding. A chioce of two dishes is available, plus two desserts. Great value pub grub - the cottage pie, served with glazed root vegs and cabbage was exactly right for a chill winter's day. The Peach Gateaux served with single cream was substantial. No veggie choice shown, but knowing how adaptable the staff are, and how well the two main cooks perform, I am sure that something suitable would be rustled up. (Jo ????).
Quiz Nights - Thursday night at 2050 - for your £1 entry fee you get a friendly fun quiz (down to John who tweaks the format every week); a chance to win the roll-over jackpot, ranging from £50 - £100; and a mug of homemwde soup and a hunk or two of bread. Lovely.
If you like straight forward food, made with wholesome ingredients, and locally sourced where possible, and at a price which is in keeping with the times we live in - give it a try. The cask beer is pretty good too... .
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