Having read some dreadful reviews we thought about cancelling our reservation for a weekend break. However, decided to contact The Lamb direct and was reassured by Bernice that the chef was back at work and that the food was well up to previous standards. It was certainly a very good, varied menu with well prepared and tasty good pub food. Sunday lunch was exceptional and left no room for a pudding. We asked for some offcuts for our Scottie dog and received enough to feed her for a fortnight. The atmosphere is very welcoming and relaxed. Elliie and her team are all very engaged, eager to serve, polite and friendly. This trip was for my wife's birthday so it had to be special, which it was. We would happily return and suggest to those who experience any shortcomings to report them before leaving for home.…
We live locally and have been to The Lamb before and it’s been lovely, especially their Sunday roast. However having visited last week on my husbands birthday we were so disappointed with the food, the fish pie in particular was small and nothing like the menu description, no sign of prawns, one scallop, just white fish and a rather soggy mash topping, my husbands food sadly wasn’t much better. The staff are really nice and are trying their best but I’m afraid we won’t be going back for a while.
Sadly this is not going to be the most favourable review!! Firstly I am staggered to read some of the past reviews about the food at The Lamb as they mirror our meal on Tuesday evening, and yet they go back many months with apologies from the Staff on site..... and yet NOTHING has changed!! Why not?? We are a group of locals who were celebrating two birthdays - all women in our 50's/early 60's who have a lot of experience in dining out, both in pub grub and fine dining. We are fortunate to have another pub in Hindon which does provide excellent food but on this occasion chose to try The Lamb out as it's good to support our local hostelries. We all had just main courses and sadly not one of them was enjoyed by anyone, My own choice of a Chicken Caesar Salad consisted of very wet 'cut'pieces of lettuce dripping in dressing with masses of croutons and a really tough piece of chicken breast with the skin side down and in one piece. Not only did it look a mess, it was practically inedible. One of the birthday girls had the fish pie which sounded delicious and at over £20 one expected to see the scallops, prawns and haddock suggested but no sight of these other than a bit of white fish and in fact a minute portion. The others were equally disappointed with their meals which I won't go in to detail with, but needless to say it was a thoroughly disappointing evening for what should have been a joyous occasion. On the staff front, they were hardly visible and we looked around to get attention but no one was to be seen Eventually I walked through the entire pub to try and find someone to pay the bill but there wasn't a soul in sight. Eventually after calling someone came in from outside and when we left there was a crowd of them all sitting in the garden. I would also like to point out the very ridiculous wine list. These are London prices so don't expect to get a decent bottle for less than £36. And even if you wanted to treat yourselves to a bottle of Whispering Angel or the delicious Chocolate Block - you are talking ££££ - Why do they charge so much?? I really do not like putting up bad reviews but this is my local and i WANT to support it along with my friends. A smiley greeting does wonders in this world along with good service and good home cooked food - not difficult and not a lot to expect. Some other friends popped in the other day to have a quick supper only to be told they don't accept walk ins..... this is a local pub for Gods sake!!! Do they really just rely on the overnight stayers who will probably not be back for some time if ever?? Surely they should be welcoming their locals and neighbours and providing a really good service to be proud of???!!! We have informed Youngs of this as it really does need to be dealt with properly and not just swept under the carpets as seems to be the case from previous complaints.…
We called in here for a quick lunch en route to Sussex after holidaying in Bath. After taking a table we were told that the lunch menu wasn't available due to staff sickness but that there was a small sandwich menu on offer. Fine, no problem. We ordered a cheese sandwich and a ham sandwich only to be told there was no ham! So two cheese sandwiches it was, one on white and one on brown bread....STALE bread, both!!! Come on people, how difficult is it to at least provide a decent cheese sandwich on fresh bread??!!
We’ve just returned from an enjoyable and comfortable two night stay at The Lamb Inn. The staff were welcoming, efficient and friendly and the rooms were comfortable and well equipped. Dinner on the Friday night was very good and breakfast offered good choices . Would not hesitate to stay here again.
What staff they have were great and the rooms excellent. But what a shame the dinner menu was not up to standard. I want to believe the problems were all down to a lack of staff, but to have just six/seven main courses and then apologise that two, of what are top sellers, are off, is crazy. Plus the goats cheese main course was really just starter size. It's a good place to stay and have a drink, but eat over the road at the Grosvenor, which is what the lambs staff suggested. Amazing.
I booked all of the rooms for a family wedding over a weekend. From the very start, the staff made the whole process so easy. As we approached the event, communication was great, every question/problem was dealt with in an efficient and friendly way. I arranged a large meal for family/friends on the first night, and despite extra people being added at the last minute, the staff dealt with it effortlessly. The rooms are of a great standard and all the guests were very impressed. Special mentions go to Bernice for all her hard work with the booking and pre-arrival preparations and to Becky and her brilliant front of house team who looked after the guests so well. I would Highly recommend The Lamb to anyone looking to stay in this area.
Have been coming here for many years and love the building and the village. Generally food has been good even up to a few months ago but sadly not this time. It looked like there had been changes and while staff were friendly food was a big disappointment. We opted for a shared meat platter and at £22 you would expect something a little exciting but poorly arranged supermarket slices of chorizo and salami, small piece of terrine, one sausage roll, a-single bread roll, no promised pork pie and a few other bits and pieces just didn’t do it. Starters were also unmemorable. It really hurts me to write this because I really like the place andwant to return.
The Lamb is a lovely old pub but I cannot recommend it as a hotel. We were looking forward to dinner, so were disappointed to be given the pub lunch menu: burgers, fish and chips, sausage and mash, etc. There were no specials, but there was a fish pie with prawns, scallops and smoked haddock, so we chose that. What a disaster. We were presented with two pots of mashed potato, smelling vaguely of fish, but try as we might, we could find not a single prawn, scallop or anything that could be positively identified as smoked haddock. It was horrid. I complained to the chef who was apologetic and explained that there had been no fish delivery that morning! Why put fish pie on the menu when you have no fish?? To be fair, we were not charged for it, but it spoilt our evening. A word of warning - there is absolutely no mobile reception at all in the village. To get Wi-Fi you have to sign up to the Youngs Brewery web site. (The beer is bog standard Youngs as found in any London pub. Where are all the lovely local ales?)…
There were 11 of us for Sunday lunch, six adults and five kids. Food was lovely, service was great and the staff were really accommodating with the kids order. Great old English pub, loved the fireplace you can sit in.