On arrival we were greeted by a charming Gentleman by the name of Ben very courteous who booked us in and showed us to our room which was no 6. The room was traditional if somewhat worn with paint coming off the toilet wall and a grubby carpet but for one night we could live with that.
We decided to eat in so went down to the bar which was great very friendly local’s and again Ben was a good host, the Guinness was good, not the best I have had but ok, my wife enjoyed her Stella.
The Bar has pictures and jokes printed on all the walls and the ceiling which was fun to read. We had informed the Hotel we will be eating in so asked for the menu were we given both the Bar snacks and the restaurant menu and decided on my part for the Roast Beef and my Wife the Steak.
Sadly the meal was poor my Beef was of the processed kind you buy in a cash and carry it was cut so thin and was tasteless the roast potatoes were deep fried and burnt. The veg was good however a very small portion. My wife’s Steak was burnt even though she requested Medium to well and the plate was so over filled with chips peas mushroom rings my wife was turned off before she had even started, too much on one plate. The steak again tasteless.
The afters were again not homemade but cash and carry fare and jazzed up with squirty cream and the red wine was so cold we took it back to our room. Now I know the comment is why customers don’t inform the owners of any problems so it can be put right. Why should we! in service things should be right and when you pay £55 for a meal which in my experience was in the 2 for £20 mark you expect quality. In this case just wasn’t there.
Back to the Room my single bed you could feel the springs of the mattress and all night there was a droning sound coming from outside, plus at just after 1am persons leaving the bar were shouting in the car park so not a good night’s sleep. Breakfast was ok usual fare. So a nice place interesting building which needs a little smarting up however the food was a big let down.
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