We live locally and I would love to have something good to say about this place but unfortunately I don't.
On my last but one visit, about a month ago and since the new ownership took over, my partner wanted the nachos starter they did as a main course, usually a simple request, however the girl at the bar seemed shocked, and after some lenghty discussion with the kitchen during which I was left at the bar, said they could only provide it as a main by doubling the price (fine) but as the plates weren't big enough for a double portion they couldn't do it.... Their inflexibility with the menu is disappointing and may well cost them trade.
Last Tuesday we visited again with friends (their choice) and two of us had the half rack of ribs with chips and coldslaw. The ribs appeared to be the kind that are microwaved in a bag for a few minutes, and were simply chopped in half to provide the two portions - consequently one of us had a much larger and better portion than the other, the smaller end tapered off almost to a point and was full of gristle - not enjoyable. The chips were plentiful, perhaps to make up for the ribs, but the coldslaw was little more that a teaspoon in serving size.
The pub in general badly needs a makeover, and some funds injected. There is little atmosphere because the eating area is large and poorly decorated.
I would love for this place to get some funding for an upgrade, and for them to start serving food that is home made and better quality.
I honestly believe there is the custom out there to warrant the improvements, and hope it happens. Until then, unfortunately, I won't be back.
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February 10, 2013
I would like to appologise for your dissappointing visits to us. Thank you for your feedback, we are in the process of refreshing our menu which will include a greater variety of home-made dishes. We strive to improve and paareciate your help.
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