Having a large teenager in tow, a restaurant which couldn't squeeze us in suggested this place. Said the food was good, home cooked and good value. They were spot on.
You might be shocked if you arrive thinking of Browns the chain. This isn't one!
Food is genuinely good value and isn't a boil in the bag special. Great value. With potatoes and two veg dishes come in 3 prices. £6 for veggie dishes and many meats. £7 for some meat dishes. £8 for the final few meat dishes, like the duck and plum sauce I had. Duck had potential but was a little dry where not touched by sauce or gravy.
Our veggie enjoyed a broccoli crumble out of a great range of 8 or 10 veggie dishes. Blackboards show the main dish, your choice or potato, and two of the vegetable sides. Cauliflower cheese was great. Carrots were sticks, not fantastic but felt like they were chopped in house, not watery frozen veg. Courgettes were firm and tasty.
Peppered pork steak was also good.
Drink good value with range of wine at £10 per bottle. We had a lovely £14.50 South African chenon blanc. franshoek.
Placing the order at the bar was rather hard work. The guy with the ring through his nose clearly has it for a reason. He needs led! Or at least more training. Couldn't hear us. Didn't know what wines they had. Then opened the wine we hadn't ordered. Then told us the other one we had ordered wasn't there! He wasn't unfriendly just inefficient. Perhaps the speaker above his head prevented him hearing the customers?
Waitress delivering food was friendly. Three main dishes, bottle of wine, milk shake and a sparkling water came to £37. Great value.
These days so much food is just heated on the premises. This is the real McCoy. Think of having your meal at Granny's. Not food to set the World alight, but properly cooked homely fare.
Notice on door saying no one under 18, so don't know if you can bring the children. Maybe phone before setting out.
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