This is our second visit to the George and we arrived without a booking on a busy sunday recently. This is a lovely village pub which has been truely Farrow and Ballsed and it is a wonderful place to sit and take in the surroundings and enjoy a drink or two. The young staff are welcoming and efficient and the village setting and venue are wonderful and the menu promises much.
We started with Bruschetta of Heritage Tomatoes with Goats Cheese and balsamic. Sounded gorgeous. The portion was generous, bread nice and crusty, the Goats cheese was creamy and flavoursome but the tomatoes lacked flavour and seasoning.
For mains we had Beer Battered Fish and chips, mushy peas and the Roast Beef with Yorkshire, roast pots and gravy. Again the portions were generous and the food well presented. My Fish felt a little tired and tasteless, the batter was crispy and the chips were ok, the mushy peas way too sweet. The roast beef was very average and again lacked flavour, the roasties had a hint of microwave about them. The veg was terrible with a floppy white cauliflower florette, some pale looking green cabbage and even floppier stalks of carrot. again a hint of microwave.
Our deserts: a slice bakewell was disapointingly similar to the Mr Kipling variety and a very gluey chocolate gannache.
We were served by a young girl who was charming, friendly and efficient.
We really wanted to enjoy the food in this lovely place but it sadly didn't delver what it promised. We will be back to try again and hope for better things next time.
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