We have been to the Rams Head twice before and although the manager is quite unfriendly the food made up for it.
Not lat night. A foggy and snowy Saturday evening made us feel the need to stop for a good dinner on our long journey home to huddersfield from birmingham. We were shown to a table next to a lit fire, which seemed lovely. Until they put more coal on the fire. Smoke billowed out, hot coal popped off the fire and hit me, so we kept moving around the table away from the fire - which must have been obvious to the staff but they ignored it.
I ordered a small glass of wine which was huge, i did question it (as I was driving) but was told it was a small glass, however the price may say differently...
Our food came and I had the pheasant which I'd had previously and was gorgeous on that occasion. Not this time. The bread at the bottom was so hard you couldn't cut it, the pate looked like they had remembered at the last minute and scraped the remains of a pot, the pheasant was so overcooked you had to have a drink to get it down, and the bacon was very dry and overcooked. The apricots were lovely, as was the sauce and garnish.
I mentioned this to the waitress when she asked if everything was ok but she seemed disinterested and sent someone else back to the table to ask if we wanted dessert. After the fire and the food we didn't!
The manager I assume just takes a little while to come around, he's quite surly but we found on a previous occasion that if you ask him about his shell plates he gets quite animated!
I'm sorry Rams Head, after last nights service we won't be rushing to come again, which is sad as iv been raving about the food there and sending many people to try it out (I only hope they got better service and food!)
I will also email this review to them as over £40 for a couple of drinks and two mains is rather pricey to be this unhappy...
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