A huge array of hand pumps greet you from the front entrance to this much loved back street Ely pub. What a fabulous sight to greet you on arrival to a pub, where you know that the quality on offer is going to be good. And so it was. Well, the ale, anyway. We came for lunch as we had heard it was good. We claimed a table inside and asked to see a menu. It was quite a pretentious menu just for lunch, so we chose the ploughman's lunch with high hopes that the quality would match the high price. Sadly disappointed by the plate that was offered, from the description that was given on the menu. No 'crusty bread' just one thin slice off a standard loaf, boring standard cheddar and pickle (not chutney), probably from cash, no fruit, a sparse and overly dressed vinegary garnish and 3 huge pickled onions, also shop bought. Oh, and a boiled egg!!!! Quite random.
The lady on the bar was delightful, helpful, efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. The table and chairs and interior comfortable and clean.
My lunch was poor quality, and for that I am truly disappointed.
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