Stopped by the Old Passage Inn today for lunch on our way down to Bristol. We have visited similarly last year on spec.
First thing to make clear as others have is that this is not a pub and they don't do light bites or bar snacks so not for walkers. It is a resteraunt with rooms attached.
Saturday lunch time was busy and tables out side were occupied or reserved so it is worth booking..
Decore is light and airy and most pleasant (photos to follow). Welcome was fine and service perfectly acceptable. No long waits and not rushed.
We did not want a large meal so opted for a shared "pre-starter of salt cod croquettes with a curry mayonnaise which was lovely. Bread and butter was complimentary. We then opted for a couple of starters - mussels in a garlic sauce and scallops thermidore both with a small bowl of hand cut chips (which were truly excellent). There was no problem not having any mains.
Food was excellent and with two glasses of rose wine the bill was £45 which is not to bad. Although mains seemed to be on average about £20 + pounds each which seems a little steep for a country inn.
The view from the terrace is out over the Severn river so very picturesque.
All in all a nice light lunch
If you are in the vicinity give the place a try - just don't ask for a sandwich and a pint!
I will post some photos in due course.
- Also Known As:
- Old Passage Hotel Arlingham