I am really unsure about this lovely old pub. The outside of the building doesn’t reflect, the cosy welcoming atmosphere, beams and inglenook fire place, it’s a little gem.
Food wise however, I am undecided, it was let down by really silly things that do add up - will you go back or wont you?
There were very few, what I class as conventional starters (which can be good or bad depending on your taste). I choose cheese on toast with poached egg and Dad had beef/pork hash, both were "heavy" and a bit too filling as starters we found. I was very disappointed to find that being veggie the welsh rabbit had Worchester sauce on it. A Chef should know the ingredients of products he/she uses ie Worchester sauce is made with anchovies, hence I didn’t finish it, it was the same with the risotto, it had parmesan in it.
On the up side they went out of their way for me and I had a veggie nut loaf with potatoes but once again, let down by the fact it came with small green salad! Why? It would be like you having your Sunday roast with salad instead of vegetables….weird. My dads beef hash was flavoursome and the pork belly he had was very nice and plenty of it, but then let down by stringy and chewy cabbage.
The pub has a lovely atmosphere, is very welcoming, the menu however is quite limited and more so if you are veggie (1 item), if it wasn’t for the fact they had a Christmas veggie option from the Christmas menu, I would have been stuck. Risotto is not one of my favourite dishes. Food and drinks are well priced and not expensive.
This pub is definitely worth a visit, be careful though it has no car park, so if you don’t know the pub or the area and miss the public car park opposite just before you get to the pub (if pubs on your left) you may end in Woodbridges one way system and that’s a pain.
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