Decided with my husband and two friends to have Saturday lunch at the Inn. Having been previously on many occasions lunch evening meals and the Sunday carvery. After calling the day before to make a reservation I was told there were no tables available until 1.30, which was fine as it was Easter Saturday we assumend they were very busy, imagine our suprise when arriving at the car park there were only seven cars parked. On entering the Inn we had to wait to be seen and then eventually told yes we were booked. Entering the dining room there were only twelve people seated ( all wearing coats ) as yes it was very cold inside. I appreciate it is an exceptionally cold winter, but surely a nice welcoming warm dining room would be very welcoming. After ordering our meal which which we didn't have to wait too long for my friend had to return her meal and the replacement meal was also not eaten. We had coffee after and sadly my coffee had a large hair in it. The condiments on the table were not very clean the vinegar bottle had dirt and fluff on the side and the salt cellar did not work as the salt inside was solid. How sad this has happened to this once very popular Inn. I must say the waitress was very helpful, but had to check everything we asked her. We will not be visiting again, which is a shame. Please put some heating on! it is not good having to eat a meal with your coat on.
ps please also get rid of the smell outside. We live in the country and are used to the smells of the fields of which the farmers spread there effluent, but this smell is of sewage.
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