I've probably written a glowing review of this restaurant in the past, it was one of our Cambridge favourites.
The staff are friendly.
The service was good.
The beer is excellent!
The fish and chips were OK, except the chips & mushy peas were warm not hot.
But yesterday I chose "Rib of Beef Pie" from the menu.
My wife remarked when it arrived ..that looks like "Cow Pie" from Desperate Dan of Beano days.
It had the bit of rib sticking out the top.
The meat in the pie was the toughest, grisly bit of meat I have ever been presented with, I think it was actually some part of a very old sheep rather than beef. I tried chewing on a few outer edges of it, but then gave up. I checked the menu, it says "a tender piece of rib beef". I decided perhaps this was a joke, somebody in the kitchen was up to some mischief. I was a bit fed up.
I should have really complained, but like so many other English people I don't, I just seethe inside.
The shameful thing is most of the customers in "The Mitre" are now foreign tourists, who are classed as just passing trade, and if they had received this meal they would never come back to this country again.
I do hope The Mitre gets its act together again as I do hate writing bad reviews.
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