I was one of the 9 family members looking for a meeting place in Newmarket following a very successful wedding ceremony.
We had all dinned very well over the previous 2 days and wanted a good outside venue in Newmarket (we were staying in various B&Bs around Newmarket) before taking off for different parts of the South.
It was extremely hot and sultry and no-one wanted too much to eat ( a blessing in disguise).
The outside tables and courtyard at the back of the hotel were ideal. The restaurant staff could see us from the bar area (open door); not that it made any difference..
Whenever we left the table and approached them they took our orders but never came of their own volition to give real service.
The limited orders for food that we gave were served promptly but the standard was 1960's Britain. The fajitas were bland, and the chips one step off cremated! The haddock was passable.
At one time, a man in a shirt passed within 15 feet of the table and shouted in his stride 'everything alright' without waiting for a reply: I am not surprised that the standard is 1960's
whilst the staff were polite and cheerful, With planning, I would not go there again.