Visited Sunday 21st April 2013 - absolutely appalled at the level of what they describe as a carvery. From the minute we were seated, an overbearing member of staff with her nose in the air approached us and asked in a rather haughty tone if anyone had 'explained' to us how the carvery worked. Well, it's not exactly rocket science now is it? If she had asked whether we knew how to stand in line (don't mind this bit at all....) to be asked if we would like a cannonball (presumably this used to be known as a stuffing ball but bore absolutely no resemblance), a soggy, not quite cooked yorkshire pudding and what meat we wanted, without any eye contact with the boy serving the meat at all, then we would have course have taken her advice! I can understand that if you choose to have a selection of the meats on offer rather than just one, the stingy portion of overcooked, tastless, dry meat would be fine, but this I'm afraid was not the case. Even the way the meat was carved was like the young lad had been given two planks to cut with, definitely not up on his knife skills! As for the vegetables, roast (? Ha!) potatoes like bullets, so overcooked they actually had no middle, overcooked and tasteless broccoli that descenced into mush, carrots that hadn't really been introduced to boiling water and frozen parsnips of possibly the lowest quality they could find!. Never mind I thought, I can always disguise some of this 'traditional pub fayre' with a bit of good strong horseradish - and there we have the next disappointment - why water it down so that is runs around the plate like it's training for a marathon? Overall, the most disappointing meal I've had anywhere; I find it hard to believe that they can charge the price they do for this dreadful food, but maybe you're supposed to go when it's cheaper (£4.95?) and the fact that you are not being robbed of hard earned cash makes it taste better - but I doubt it. The only saving grace was the short walk to the car to get out of there, thank goodness we parked close to the door - I may have lost the will to live if I'd had to walk to the other end of the car park. Needless to say, we shall not be returning as a family EVER to eat in this establishment though, if this is the strength of what they can do to food, I'm not so sure it will last very long as a place to go for eating. The place and it's staff need a complete overhaul and not be discussing other diners when they think they cannot be heard. Don't waste your time or money going here for a meal - it's shockingly bad!
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