Read the reviews on Trip Advisor and based upon reviews called in for a mid week lunch.
The place was quite busy (good sign) and the menus and specials boards made for tempting reading. Pleasant staff and decent selection of beers. So good so far. Food orders are taken and paid for at the bar, so a bit fast food style of operation. Old fashioned type of place, plain wood tables and chairs, cutlery handed to you in paper napkin. Beer mats decorate the upper part of the surrounding walls.
Opted for the plate cheese and onion pie with hand cut chips and peas from the "specials" board.
Portions were large and whilst the pie could have been good, it was totally ruined by it's luke warm
and soggy pastry, due no doubt, to a brief encounter with the microwave oven. The hand cut chips
would be better described as potato wedges, these being juxtaposed alongside a portion of tinned processed peas.
Perhaps not fair to judge this place on the offerings we ordered. However, if you cannot get a simple dish off the specials board right then quite clearly it would be tempting fate to order anything requiring a far greater degree of culinary expertise. Seems to be a sort of pub/ winebar serving food, frequented by middle aged "ladies that lunch" A most disappointing lunchtime experience. Don't waste your money. There are far better places around town.
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