I've been here a couple of times lately. It has a cosy interior, and pleasantly informal staff.
I'm unashamedly price-conscious, and don't have expensive tastes - fancy fish and chips for £15 is wasted on me and seems the same as what I get for £5 at many other pubs, however what I can say is that the much more elaborate dishes here, such as the lamb shoulder, were very nicely done and went down a treat with my middle-aged parents.
It seemed quite high quality. I enjoyed the "gourmet burger" but found it nonetheless unspectacular (not poor) value for what it really was. I feel a couple more cheaper, more ordinary pub-fare options would help here, beside the fancier menu items.
I think the decor and atmosphere are definitely an enormous strength here, and I think those with slightly more upmarket tastes may find it great value too, but this review won't help anyone with a gourmet palate. Me, I would definely take a "date" here for a relaxed, comfortable but laid back evening with quite fancy food if they're the type to go for that sort of thing. There are some really nice places to sit too, which you can reserve, i.e. in the wing overlooking the car-park (it's a nice car-park!!!) and so forth.
There's a choice of fancy desserts too, but again, I would never pay that much for what is essentially baked cream (creme brulee) etc.
Also a nice place to play spot the misprint, and the staff are pleasant, unless you vote UKIP in which case you're out of luck, this place has beautiful European ladies being friendly and personable, tanning easily and speaking our language while we wouldn't even recognise theirs. Damn their cheek!!!!
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