Visited today with friends for lunch. It was quiet when we arrived at around mid day but was full by the time we left. A good sign in itself. We were a little wary having read some of the reviews here so had only just plucked up courage to order food. As we live within walking distance we had visited previously for drinks and been impressed.
Firstly the staff were polite and very attentive, allowing us to choose our seating and suggesting a good spot for a view of the canal. We ordered:-
'pie of the day' chicken and asparagus with new potatoes and greens. This arrived with a small pot of gravy on the side to pour as required (I do hate it when pies arrive swimming in a pool of the stuff). The pie crust was a good colour and not dried out and hard, so obviously freshly prepared. The content had a small amount of sauce being filled with a huge quantity of chicken and firm well cooked pieces of asparagus.
Beer battered cod and chips with peas. Two nicely cooked pieces of cod on a bed of large almost wedge sized chips with peas on the side. All in all a very generous plateful.
Chicken Kiev with greens and dauphinoise potatoes. Again a generous well cooked chunk of chicken. the potatoes were a little on the pale side but still well cooked through.
All washed down with chilled white wine and draught beer to suit.
Those of us with room to spare had ice cream to finish (three scoops from a choice of half a dozen flavours available) nicely presented in wafer 'cups' with a splash of sauce.
Prices are a little above the 'pub' average, but the quality matched the price well and we felt that we had good value for £64 for four including drinks.
I have to underline that the staff could not have been more polite and attentive, keeping up the standard throughout despite being very busy by the time we ordered our sweets.
We shall certainly eat here again.
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