My wife and I decided to go on a bit of a drive and ended up in Scorton. We decided to stop off at The Priory as the only alternative was the cafe in the barn shop which didn't look anything special.
As it was lunch time we decided to just have a main course and we both chose the chicken stuffed with haggis and wrapped in pancetta, served with root veg casserole and potatoes. I have to say that the dish was okay but nothing fantastic. The pancetta flavour was lost in the mix - we both felt it should have been pan-fried but it was just wet. The haggis didn't really have much flavour either. The strong flavours belonged to the root veg casserole which was tasty.
One down side was that they were decorating while you ate your food. They made sure you didn't sit in the painted area, which you'd expect, but we still had to walk underneath where was being painted to get to our table.
All in all, it was okay. Can't really complain but can't whole-heartedly recommend either.
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February 21, 2013
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review The Priory. We take great pride in the quality of our food everything is freshly made using only the best local produce, Honeywell meats, Dewlay Chesses, Pilling Potatoes and the very best veg sourced from local suppliers, this is a little known fact and at this time of great uncertainty in food content and quality we think that this policy serves us well,so I am sorry that you found our food to be only OK.
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At the time of your visit the main dining area was being redecorated, we had scheduled the redecoration to coincide with the quietest time of year, however we have been very busy and when customers travel from far and wide to dine with us we do not like to disappoint, I’m quite sure that this has had a negative influence upon your review and we are sorry about this, with hindsight we should have closed the whole dining area and not cordoned an area off. We hope that you will visit us again.
Scorton , (Not a bad place to End Up)
A picturesque village on the edge of the Forest of Bowland an area of outstanding natural beauty, we are blessed with Three Churches, Three Cafes and a sprinkling of Free spirit, we have many quite walks up hill and down dale along leafy lanes and some beautiful unique places to stay, who else can boast a 5 star Tree House, 5 star lodges set on a beautiful lake, 5 star glamping on a quintessential English estate, a Country Inn, restaurant, Country Clothing Boutique, a haberdashery shop and a Garden Cente.
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