We passed through Caldbeck from trip to lakes bank holiday Monday had a walk around a lovely neat village with a range of shops coffee shops etc and decided why not visit pub/restaurant where people were enjoying unusual weather (for bank holiday) sitting outside so got a drink and a table outside and looked at menu,we decided to wait a while to eat and decided what to have.We entered pub and sat at a table near a open window with nice breeze after 5 mins or more a young girl asked if we wanted menu and we said no thanks as we knew what we were ordering so she put 2 menus on table and left ! ,after what seemed like 20 mins we eventualy caught her attention and asked if we could order bear in mind we were one of probably four tables occupied out of twenty or so tables and seemed like four or so staff ,we ordered from a good range of meals to suit us two meals but half portions great idea we think as a lot of people don't want great big portions. When meals arrived presentation and portions and food was very tasty BUT my vegetable Balti was Beef Balti and because we had waited as long we polished it off and enjoyed it. They did not do the normal and pounce on you to ram a sweet down you to the contrary we had to approach the till station ! And ask for bill then wait 5 minutes while some cock up on till was rectified,couldn't do me bill on that till so took me through to bar to pay which I did when I told her my veggie Balty was beef she opened her mouth and looked at me like I had two heads,and looked bemused confused etc,SO good food,good menu,half portions good idea for smaller appetites ,clean nice ambiance but owner please get some professional help to guide and train young staff to make your establishment run more efficiently more profitable and more organised,don't take this the wrong way we will come back but my bill would have been £10 or maybe more if we'd been asked would you like to look at desert menu or would we like a tea or coffee and owners business do better
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