Had a great evening and stay at the Hand and Flowers. The accommodation was pleasant and had good amenities. There was a problem with the hot water (there wasn't any) which we reported and this was dealt with quickly and professionally and we received a complementary glass of champagne at the end of our meal.
The food on the whole was very good although the whitebait canapé was disappointing and felt like it had been cooked a while ago (we were seated at 8.45). Also the breads were lovely but went cold very quickly. The starters; haddock omelette and foie gras were excellent as was the duck for main course. The chocolate & ale cake was delicious but we didn't think much of the tot of ale you were meant to drink with the dish. Some background music wouldn't have gone amiss, by the time the tables filled up it was not a problem but when we first arrived it felt too quiet.
For a pub meal it was excellent and service was very good but you need to set your expectations to this and not get carried away with the 6 month waiting list and 2 Michelin stars.
Prices were reasonable - total meal (2 starters, 2 mains, 1 dessert + wine) was just over £100.
One thing worth bearing in mind is that although it's a pub there is no space to enjoy a pre dinner drink (even the 2 bar stools were reserved for dinner). We ended up ordering drinks in our room which was nice but of course only possible if you are staying! The High Street is a 5 - 10 minute walk away and there appeared to be a number of nice pubs and bars.
We would recommend and would like to return - just not sure it's worth a 6 month wait.
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