My wife and I visited here yesterday lunchtime and met up with good friends. I chose this venue having checked out previous reviews form tripadvisor contributors which, in the main, were very favourable and it's location was convenient to both couples. Unfortunately it fell short of my expectations. Little positive ambience in what is a long open drinking/dining area with unlit fires at either end, even though it was a very chilly autumn day. My choice, and that of one other of our group from a promising menu was the belly pork with black pudding which was served with 'real chips' and fresh vegetables. I was expecting slow cooked meat with crackling but was a little disappointed with the two rounds of pork which were undercooked and a little chewy. Pleasant waiter delivered the meal to our table without black pudding which when queried had apparently been overlooked by the chef. One small slice of black pudding each arrived some minutes later having been quickly prepared following my query. Chips and veg. were ok. My bread and butter pudding to follow was another let down - it tasted like a pudding from a supermarket chiller cabinet, with an unexpected texture, although the custard was ok.
As the meal was a reunion with friends I did not make a fuss which would have spoiled the occasion, but felt moved to write this review which would appear to be in contrast with some of the previous reviews on this site. No matter - I always review as I find and can only say that I would not eat here again.
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