My parents and I visited for a quick meal today and were left very disappointed. Firstly, when we entered and ordered drinks, we asked what menu was on and were rudely told, 'Those ones there.’ We sat down and waited for a good 15 minutes when we were told to order at the bar, even though there were only us and another 2 sat in the corner. Our food arrived followed by our cutlery and it was the most disappointing meal any of us have been presented with. The two portions of scampi that we ordered were greasy and oily and the half chicken my father ordered was shrivelled and dried up with no thought to the presentation at all. If we weren’t so hungry we wouldn’t have even attempted to eat it, my mother managed to eat her scampi and my father ate most of his chicken, however I only managed to eat a few pieces of scampi and some chips before throwing in the towel. When the waitress cleared the table and we told her she knocked 50% off one of the scampi and apologised.
This was a very nice restaurant which we used to visit regularly for Sunday lunches and meals during the week but it has gone gravely downhill. The service was bad, the food terrible and it had no atmosphere at all. After a previous bad experience here we decided to give it another chance but we were let down and will not be visiting again. I would advise anyone to avoid this place as they cannot even make simple dishes and there are much nicer pubs and restaurants in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built as a coach house in the 1700's, this splendid Inn and acclaimed restaurant offers two well-stocked bars along with traditional inn-style dining. The Anchor Inn is located in the village of Whittonstall, bordering the counties of Northumberland and Durham. Fantastic value reception packages from £19.95 per head Night-time Buffets from £6.95 per head Free Room Hire & Dance floor Each wedding is individually catered to your requirements. Our restaurant can comfortably hold up to 60 people for afternoon receptions & up to 80 using the lounge. Night-time receptions can be up to 120 people with dance floor Perfect for any occasion from Engagements to Christenings Birthdays to Anniversaries All of our rooms have been individually furnished to the highest of standards and feature super king beds which can be used for double, twin or single occupancy. All rooms have solid oak furniture, wall mounted flat screen TVs (with free view TV), luxury linens, hospitality trays, toiletries and fluffy bath robes. Twin/Super-king£80 per room per night Single rate £65 per room per night ... more less
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