Our visit was mostly based on reviews on TA. Our evening didn't start well, as there were not enough menus to go round the restaurant! We were left at our table without being asked if we wanted drinks. It was obvious the staff were struggling with the full restaurant and the timings were all wrong. The service was indifferent, and at times aloof. We were not made to feel special in any way, but more like they were doing us a favour. The starters were extremely small for the price. My husband chose the special of scallops - just 2 on a plate with accompaniments! It was over in a flash. Hardly worth a £7 pricetag, My starter of goats cheese cake with beetroot crisps tasted lovely but again was very small. We then waited nearly 50 minutes for our main to arrive. We were so hungry at this point! My lamb was very good - pink and tender. The savoy cabbage with bacon was a bit salty for me. My husband's salmon special with smoked salmon mousse and poached duck egg was delicous. The desserts were OK. Bread and butter pudding was chewy and not great presentation. My chocolate delice had too much gelatin in it, but I liked the marshmallow lolly and cream soda. The food in general here is good, but overpriced for a gastro pub. The service needs sorting out. In this day and age, spending close to £90 for 2 people does not warrant irreverent service. Although an apology was offered upon paying our bill, it wasn't heartfelt, but more out of obligation.
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