We popped in here for a drink last Saturday as we were down for the weekend and the seating area out the front of the pub was lovely with bench tables and planters with flowers around the edge and around the doors and windows of the pub. The table to the left of the doors seemed to be being besieged with wasps and we just put it down do being close to the planters. We were sat next to the row of conifers and didn't seem to be bothered by them. We decided to return for sunday lunch the next day and took our seats to the far right of the seating area, below the window to the toilets not that that bothered us!! My husband and children went to get their carvery while I stayed with the dogs (the reason we were sitting outside) and then on their return I went to get mine. We were then set upon by dozens of wasps which would not leave us alone and in the end spoiled a very delicious dinner as the wasps kept landing on our food and we could not eat it.
There were no wasp traps or fake wasp nests anywhere to be seen and I feel that the Landlord could have done more to stop patrons being bothered by the wasps. I know that flowers attract wasps and bees and the pub did look lovely but a fake wasps nest would deter the wasps and everyone would be able to enjoy their meal or drink in peace.
I would go back as the food was delicious and kids under 10 were able to eat a carvery for free but would have to eat inside next time but as it is a popular venue that might be a bit tricky.
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