We visited in late December with the in-laws and had mixed feelings about the place. To begin we had four menus to choose from- a set menu/ Sunday menu, an a la carte menu, a lunch menu, and an Italian menu. I found this pretty overwhelming. Our waiter though was lovely and happy to help us with our queries.
We were sat in the 'restaurant' area- which was a bad choice. Think tiled floor, carpeted walls (random) and rickety uncomfortable chairs. The food area of the pub looks much more cosy and atmospheric.
The food was a mixed bag. Two members of our party had a great meal, but two did not. Of which I was one. I opted for a mixed fish option, which sounded delicious and was described as various fish of the day lightly fried. The fish was indeed delicious, but everything else on my plate was also fried! Fried chips and even fried vegetables. I love 'courgette chips' but simply felt like I was tucking in to a heart attack on a plate. If the Wayfarer read this...please...swap something fried for something green. Apparently the butternut curry and the gammon were great, but the puddings were pretty average. Mine was a ridiculously large slab of sticky toffee pudding, luke warm and with a revolting flavoured ice cream, which can only have been home made and absolutely did not go with the rest of the dessert.
We then came to the end of our meal. Staff were leaving, and called out their farewells to the other staff from across the restaurant. It really was quite bizarre. Despite it being only c.10.15 I genuinely got the impression that staff were waiting for us to leave.
Tips- go earlier in the day, be seated in the pub, avoid the fried frenzy fish dish.
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