Firstly I will agree with many other reviewers that they have done a good job of renovating the place. I have been coming to this place for a number of years (not by choice I might add) and thru various management teams, this is exactly the investment this place needed.
A new batch of young staff in the main means that the lack of experience shows when busy. We’ve eaten twice at peak times but I’m sure this will improve.
The meals were typical of an upgraded pub formula ... my last meal consisted of 3 slightly over cooked fish cakes (burnt edges in places) which were greasy and simply looked like brake brothers had dropped them into the freezer for them to fry up.
My beef en croute was attractive to look at but the style of the dish was a piece of steak in pasty which was cooked and then broken up, decorated with veg and some dauphinois potatoes. You could tell by the level of moisture in the meat and pastry more attention could have paid to the preparation of the meal.
Our waitress was very pleasant and the speed of service was acceptable.
I hope the Red House improves as it would be great to have an alternative to the fox which is only a mile or so up the road and is way ahead on this showing.
Drinks x4 , 1 starter and 2 mains with 2 sides, no coffee or desert ... £70 is not great value at the moment.
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