This listed Grade II* pub was built in 1938. It has a cricketing theme, but not oppressive and a remarkable inter war interior, which is an Art Deco interior much of which is original. The pub sells a range of quality beers and lagers, kept in prime condition and operates a try before you buy policy. The friendly staff encourage you to use this offer.
So far, so very good, but sadly our lunch was not the same. Although acceptable I would not rush to try it again. I had fish and chips. The fish was a bit dry with a hint of an oily taste, associated with cheaper fillets; the batter was thin and a bit burnt and worst of all they left the skin on, but may be this is a regional thing. My friend had sausage with bubble and squeak. It was more like sausage and mash and not much mash at that and very few other vegetables. The ordinary coffee was cold, whereas the cappuccino was scalding hot.
I suppose it boils down to expectations and price. Expectations raised by lovely surroundings, great beer and nice staff. The cost was at the top of the range I would expect to pay for an ordinary pub lunch.
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