A double Birthday celebration took six of us to the Cowshed this week. We ordered a variety of starters, which included mussels, scallops and cauliflower and curry soup. No complaints so far. However, we then waited ONE HOUR for our main courses, which arrived with an apology but no explanation. This was a lunch hour and the restaurant less than full, so we could not understand why we waited so very long. The steak sandwich - one of our party had specifically asked that this not be served 'bloody' and was assured it would be medium. It was served rare - so bloody it was. My mother in law asked if she could have some butter on her dry breaded burger and was served a slither so thin I do believe the waitress was embarrassed to serve it! We did have a laugh amongst ourselves over this. The portions of 'Bernaise' sauce were very small and, at £2 a throw, somewhat on the expensive side. Yes, we could have mentioned all of this at the time but, after an hour's wait we were all pretty hungry, two of our party are elderly and just wanted to leave and some of us had to return to work. Not an experience we will be repeating and such a shame as we had all looked forward to the double celebration for quite some time. Incidentally, credit where it's due (and there wasn't much of it to give out) the waitress was polite, informative and engaged in conversation with us, wishing the Birthday folk a happy day and therefore received a tip from us, despite our dissatisfaction with our visit.
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