We rang to check whether it was advisable to book for Sat lunch. We were told that it was, and so booked a table for 4. Arrived at the pub to be the only people dining in the restaurant at lunchtime. Not sure why it was necessary to book.
Menu is limited in choice and is a little dated. Surroundings are lovely, open fire places etc but the food is where this pub falls down in my opinion. £9 for a scallop starter is not cheap, but to only receive 2 scallops and some salmon 'mousse' (Salmon mousse had been microwaved in clingfilm and was more rubber than mousse.) Salmon fishcake was not crumbed, or even properly formed. Fell apart as the plate was placed down, looked anemic and tasted bland. Main courses were better. Risotto was a little runny, steak was good and fish and chips fine.
It such a shame as the bar area is lovely, but the food just isnt up to the claims of the 'Gastropub of the year'.More
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