We have already been to this pub in October last year, after a nice walk in the English countryside we had what I still consider the best Sunday roast ever eaten.
We went back to the Abinger Hatch with our taste buds ready to be satisfied by the same delicious blade of beef roast we had last time.
The pub was full of people and it has a mention in the Michelin Start guide 2013 (we saw the sticker) and the ownership changed just a few weeks before.
We had a table in the garden, which was nice because the day was sunny, and we immediately had been told that we had to wait 45 minutes for the food because there were only 2 chefs and there was a wedding party.
We ordered the beef roast, the food arrived after 75 mins and it wasn't as good as the one we had in October. The meat slice was quite tiny (it seemed like they tried to serve more people by reducing the portions) and the Yorkshire puddings, which I considered the best ever, were overcooked and dry.
All of us agreed on the fact that we wouldn't have been back if the food was like that before as well.
Maybe it was just an unlucky day (a chef less and a party going on) or the new ownership made changes.
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