We've just got back from Late lunch/Early Dinner at this Pub.
On the way back from a Sunday day out we were passing and I remembered reading a couple of years ago when it was reopened that the Chef had worked in some top restaurants so we thought we would stop, I think that the Chef was on his day off or he has left and someone else had taken over.!!??
We were greeted by a nice friendly woman that showed us to a table we were brought our drinks staight away, so far so good.
The place inside looks a bit like a very big upmarket coffee house at a motorway service station the choice of decor and furniture doesn't really make you feel you're in a country Pub.
We ordered from the Sunday Lunch Menu, One Chicken Liver Pate to Share when it came it was a good sized slab of home made pate with a Salad garnish that tasted ok but the bread was just some Kingsmill type wholemeal sliced bread that had not been toasted it was not very fresh and cold, I would have liked a bit of chutney or pickle or something to go with the Pate as well.
Then came my Roast Lamb which was cooked nicely still pink and tender with a big soft Yorkshire pud and crispy roast pots the gravy however did taste a bit like Bisto?
My wife had baked haddock which was just a piece of fish that had been baked in the oven till it was dry with no seasoning and no butter and no anything, it came with a big blob of mash pots that where nice and soft but had no flavour the sauce that was supposed to be white wine cream was like someone had poured a glass of milk on the plate it was so thin and tasteless that someone may well have poured a glass of milk on the plate it had a garnish of chopped dried up curly Parsley on top.
We got a bowl of veg on the side that for me were a bit overcooked but the local old folk that go there probably like it like that so I can see why they serve it like that.
We didn't bother staying for dessert as my wife was put off by the standard of the Fish.
The bill was £27 pound which was very good value had it all been up to scratch.
Would I return? Probbably not unless someone else was paying!
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