Having had this country inn recommended, I researched it on the internet and found favourable reviews. It called itself a 'gastropub'. I then booked a table for three for a 2pm Sunday lunch. One of my guests arrived early and was offered a 175ml glass of wine. This described on the bill as 'PLONC' and cost £4. I arrived on time with my other guest and we then ordered the set menu which was shown on the web site as £17.50 per head, but actually cost £19.50. We then waited half an hour for the starters to arrive. When they did so, they were very disappointing. I had one fish cake sat on top of a teaspoon of Tartar sauce. Both my guests chose the 'Fishy Hor's D'oeuvres' (priced on the web site a la carte menu at £10.50). This consisted of two crayfish, a small rolled up piece of smoked salmon, some salad and a dressing. The only meat extractable from each crayfish was a two inch long strip from the body, narrower than a pencil. The main courses were little better. The small portion of roast beef was undercooked. One small dish of vegetables had to be shared by two people. The meal was made to look larger by the addition of two burnt Yorkshire puddings. One of my guests ordered a salmon steak with salad. The steak was very small, approx. 4" x 2", and the salad very ordinary. The a la carte menu listed this at £18.50. Our choices for dessert were Creme Brulee and Bread and Butter Pudding. The former was more custard rather than a set creme and the small square of B & B pudding was very leathery. To accompany the meal, I ordered a very ordinary bottle of Spanish Chardonnay for which I was charged £14.50. Service was very slow with the whole meal taking nearly two hours. The bill, for three people, was £77. We did not leave a tip,
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