We visited this pub on a warm, pleasant Sunday for a traditional roast. The pub is a very pleasant place for a fews drinks, but as noted by a couple of previous reviewers, I agree that the food and service are a bit disappointing. There was a general lack of attention to detail and the service lacked any 'wow' factor, which was a bit of a shame as the staff were pleasant and the vegetables tasted like they were cooked from fresh, for instance.
The owner told us when we phoned, that the place would be busy but by 1.30, there were perhaps only 10 or so diners besides us. Everyone was confused about whether it was possible to order from the good selection on the blackboards or the small card menu on the tables (only the latter was available, the bar staff giving the wrong information).
I ordered the Sunday roast - beef, yorkshire pudding, roast and mashed potatoes, swede and mange tout. The roast potatoes were rather soggy and pale and the vegetables rather lukewarm with melted butter or margarine over them. The food was rather bland with no attempt at sauces, gravy or seasonings. The lemon torte was somewhat better but was served with what tasted like a sorbet, when the waitress clearly mentioned ice cream.
I will try to revisit the pub for a weekday or Saturday meal to give them a second chance as I do find the place relaxing and pleasant.
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