Having been turned away from another pub in the area that was booked up, we decided to give it a go as one of our party had been before and loved it. We all agreed that the decor and ambiance was great and we loved the sound of the food on the menu. It was clean and well decorated. The staff were polite and served drinks at the table - a much appreciated change from other places in the area where you have to order everything at the bar. Overall we were excited to order our food and wait. And wait. And wait. And wait.......And wait. Finally when it started to come out the starters were OK - nothing special.. except for the Cauliflower soup was like water and tasted awful. I could see my wife struggling with hers and we left a lot of it. The mains came out quite quickly after our starters were cleared but I think they were just too eager to get it out because most of it was luke warm with a warm - hot sauce. I had a lamb shoulder with a really bitter gravy and a weird wet mashed potato that tasted like that frozen mash you can get from the supermarket. We decided to have puddings because my wife can't go anywhere without having something sweet. Creme Brulee was bland and didn't have a proper caramelized top. The cheesecake was like air filled mush that again had no flavour - so either they are not home made or the chef can't make puddings and should buy them in! My friend apologized saying he'd never had a bad meal there in the past. Upon quizzing the waitress it seemed that there was a new chef. We still had a good night, but that was the company not the food. My wife still wants to try it again, saying every chef has a bad night.
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