Invited to a surprise birthday party - with a number of children part of the group.
As I'd never dined at this restaurant before, I was keen to see what the Walnut Tree Farm had to offer.
The children seemed to love the designated play area, which was I'm afraid the only positive experience during our visit.
My husband, son and I all opted for a mid week roast. Big mistake! I suspect that much of the veg had been standing under heat lamps for some time, as despite stirring each dish as I reached it, all veg was dry. The beef had sold out, so the choice of meat was turkey or gammon The gravy was so thick that I wondered if I'd have to cut it with a knife! The stuffing was limp, grey and lifeless, the roast potatoes soggy and lacking any sign of crunch or crispness, the Yorkshire pudding a dry nugget!
I realise that this isn't pitched as a high end establishment, and is aimed more at the family market, but there was absolutely nothing to make me return. In truth, I would far rather take my grandchildren into a Weatherspoons.
Sorry Farmhouse Inns, but these standards simply aren't good enough.
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