We went yesterday having heard from a couple of people that it was good. Has it changed hands recently? We think it must have done and is now part of a chain.
We had the roasts (lamb, pork and beef). The roast potatoes had probably been hanging around for a while, parsnips overcooked as was the Yorkshire Pudding. The meat was very disappointing and we feel that this was not cooked on the premises but probably arrived in plastic shrink-wrap to be reheated on site. Perhaps somebody could let me know whether places like this actually COOK joints of meat (using a roasting tin and oven etc.) or whether they are 'cooked' in a factory and then delivered sliced to be reheated. We have had two or three disappointing roasts at pubs and think this is why. Roast dinners are so easy to cook but obviously this is too difficult for some chefs. Come to think of it you never get the aroma of something actually being cooked do you? It is all so plastic and frozen these days and I can do better myself! I also think that the meat has a peculiar taste and would not be surprised if it was 'reformed', ie. various cuts from that animal mixed together in a mixer and glued together. Perhaps somebody knows the answer to this.
The service was very slow but will give them the benefit of the doubt due to it being busy.
We shall not be returning for cheap, plastic, frozen food again. We will find a pub/restaurant where home-cooked means actually cooked from fresh on the premises and not possibly in a factory somewhere faraway.
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