I have just returned from an excellent Sunday lunch following a morning meeting we had booked in the boardroom. As soon as we arrived we were offered complimentary tea and coffee, which was brought up to our meeting room, with hot milk, cold milk, cream and home made shortbread biscuits. We had altered the number of our party several times during the run up to our meeting, and every time, the response was welcoming and courteous. Even to the last minute when we wished to change not only our numbers, but also the time our table was booked (our meeting ran much more quickly than we anticipated), the staff remained accommodating, pleasant and helpful. The service at lunch maintained this standard. I ordered the roast beef, 'as pink as you can'. Not only was it beautifully rare, it was tender and delicious! The whole party agreed that the food was much better than the 'average' hotel standard, and all plates were returned empty. Despite being full (the portions are certainly generous) we looked at the dessert menu and found ourselves 'forced' to order puddings to share. Certainly worth the overfull tummy! As we left, the rain was heavy but we were escorted to our cars by staff holding hotel umbrellas. This was five star service for much less than a five star price!
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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Lodge, including using our boardroom for your pre-lunch meeting.
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We do offer two joints of roast beef on Sundays- one cooked all the way through, and one cooked pink, so that customers can have the choice of whichever they prefer. I myself really like pink beef, but it doesn't seem to be all that often available, and we're all really pleased that you enjoyed yours. Our beef is locally sourced and we work hard, together with our Butcher, to make sure that all of our Sunday roasts are always of the highest quality.
We also all think that having an overfull tummy from time to time is what life's all about!
We hope to see you again soon!
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