Have not ate here for a good few years. Had a meal a few years ago when management refused to change mashed potato for chips for a friend and so stopped to come here,
We visited on a Sunday. The place was quite quiet and the welcome was a good as ever (one major positive is the staff, the incident mentioned above was to do with the management) We sat in the bar area and were promptly served. We ordered the artisan bread which was excellent, at £4 it is plenty to share!. For mains I had the ragu what was decent (at less than £10 you can't complain on value) and my companion had the pulled pork burger what was excellent. Overall food and service was good and I think it is good value. I also really like the choice of music in the bar, if you are going to have any it may as well be something 'different' like this, I can't stand places which put 'lift music' on. I will certainly return.
The place is not without its areas for improvement though.a few areas I would improve on
1) true what a previous reviewers has said about the wall fixtures, those stray wires and missing fittings have been there for years!
2) The chairs in the bar eating area with the conservatory style cushions (not the benches) are REALLY uncomfortable. Need replacing.
3) For a place that calls itself a gastro pub, promote local drinks. Why have Tribute ale from the South West when Staffordshire and Cheshire has some brilliant breweries?
4) Don't really like the silly names for quite straightforward recipes on the menu. Bit pretentious
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