having stayed at the lindum many times and found it excellent I suppose one visit had to be a little less good than before and in my opinion the standards have slipped but only very very slightly .
for me there were two areas where the holiday had slipped a little .
firstly the food . where as in previous visits there was no way I could have seen it improved this time that was not so . what we did have was still very good it was just the choice that was not so good .for example of the choice of starters EVERY DAY there was grapefruit , ok with a different topping but still every day is too much imo .as with melon, again melon was a starter every day .also there was salmon on the menu 3 of the 4 nights we stayed , again differently presented , smoked one day , pate 2 days and poached another day .
portions were very generous , quality was very good but choice was the problem .
also there seemed to be a change to offering a "roast meat dinner" most nights but some of the very very brilliant usual choices , especially the fish pie , have disappeared from the menu , please bring it back .also strangely there were no chips offered any night where they were offered in the past with fried fish , and for a coastal hotel we used to enjoy this choice .
the dessert choice as ever was totally unbeatable .
service as usual was also perfect .
my other problem this visit was the whist aspect of the holiday which was to be honest the only reason for our visit . while the whist host was as usual absolutely wonderful I do have to state here that one difference this visit spoilt the whole holiday for me .
non resident whist players were invited to join in . on economic grounds I object strongly , I personal paid £179 for the break , ok got the hotel services and food , but the reason for our visit was the whist. local players were invited in to play for only £2 a session . but worst of all one of these players was a novice player and used OUR HOLIDAY to learn how to play , totally unfair , we do not pay that amount of money to be used as teachers , we come for games with experienced players . this is enough for me to seriously reconcider future visits to the lindum .
we are going again in December hoping things will be back to their normal perfect standard and will see how things go and will judge it at that time
please lindum reconcider this policy , you are the best whist holiday hotel in Lytham lets keep it that way .
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