I agree with some of the other reviews on here that this place must have changed hands as we have been in the past and the food was always excellent. However, we called in on Saturday for some lunch and were really disappointed. First of all there was no-one to be seen behind the bar so we had to shout for someone and finally someone appeared but did not apologise for keeping us waiting! We decided to sit outside as it was a warm day and we were waiting ages for our food. I hoped it would be worth the wait and nice and fresh but it was very poor. I had the hunters chicken which was swimming in grease and my boyfriend had fish and chips which were also swimming in grease and he said the fish did not taste fresh. My boyfriend went back through into the bar to pay and he said could see through into the kitchen and it did not look very clean. We will definitely not be returning to the hearty oak!
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