We were staying in the area, looking for property and drove by this charming building in Ticknall, which is idealic. Whilst we chose not to stay at the property we did go for a Saturday evening dinner there. We were so disappointed. It is beautiful inside but the service was dreadful. Got both our starter and main courses wrong (yes it is true), took cutlery away after starter and forgot to bring a new set. Took our order for dessert, gave us cutlery for that, then someone else took it away! They then forgot to bring our desserts. We went and complained at the bar, three times during the meal, due to slow service, and all these things, plus lack of pepper, salt etc and no-one asking if we would like extra drinks. All of this and the restaurant/bar was not that full. The young girl who was serving us really was too inexperienced and junior. It's a shame as we would have become regulars here, now we have moved down, but instead of taking family and friends to it - we avoid it. Such a shame as beautiful village and beautiful building and nicely decorated. Food was unmemorable.
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