Firstly, can't really fault the service here. Manager seemed extremely friendly and helpful after a minor mishap over the beer and trying their best to accommodate a food intolerance of mine. We came in for lunch over the bank holiday and weren't surprised to find it pretty busy, owing to the pretty village location of this pub, the fact it is a B&B, the time of year and of course the weather. Most diners were sat outside in the garden, we chose to sit in the restaurant area near to the bar. We appreciated it was busy, however, considering we opted for two burgers and chips and a ploughmans for our paty of three, you would expect a quicker serving time than well over 35 minutes. Now for the food-the first thing that we were a little surprised about was the prices. To add on a bit of cheese and bacon to your burger was an extra £3, considering you can get a full bacon sandwich in most cafe's for that this was a little cheeky. The burgers alone were £10+ so for a £14 burger (near enough) including the cheese and bacon) you would expect something pretty spectacular. Disappointingly it wasn't. Both my partner and myself were convinced we must of ordered the childs meal as the burger was absolutely tiny. We tried to account for the fact that sometimes the meat shrinks during cooking due to the loss of fat and water...but the bun was the exact pre planned size, so this made our theory a little redundant. We were expecting to have a decent lunch so we didn't have to cook dinner that evening, just a light supper, but we found ourselves pretty famished again a couple of hours later. In comparison to other items on the plate, the chips swamped the burger in size, bewildering. Some of the "fat chips" were ok, a few were undercooked which is a shame. The salad on the side was ok, that's all we can say about that dish really...just way overpriced and tiny considering. The other member of our party opted for the Ploughmans which at £12 something was a little disappointing given the amount of food on the plate. I understand rising costs for local establishments in business rates and prices of produce etc and I understand the need for us to support our country pubs to keep them going, howevere, there is a limit to what should be decently charged for food and this certainly challenging the barriers of cost versus value. The decor, as mentioned in other reviews is rather tired and needs a revamp. Although in agreement to the owners response to previous reviews, decor is a personal opinion which is fair enough. However, in my opinion the decor could do with an update.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lamb Inn at Great Rissington is one of the Cotswolds' most welcoming country inns. Overlooking the Windrush Valley, The Lamb is surrounded by heritage sites and visitor attractions, antique shops and art galleries, cultural and sporting events.In May 2011, we are pleased to announce we received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lamb Hotel Great Rissington
- The Lamb Inn Great Rissington, England