We decided to check out the Sunday Carvery at this establishment after earing good reviews from friends. We arrived unannounced at 12:40 and were immediately asked if we had booked, no we hadn't, that's ok says the waiter just take a seat until I find a table & off he went.
10 minutes later a different waiter came to us and showed us to a table at the rear of the pub/restaurant opposite the entrance door, which meant every time anyone entered they were followed by a cold blast of air!
Now I don't know if they put additional tables and chairs in on a Sunday but you do get really close to the people on the next table, close enough to hear every word spoken even when trying your best not to listen.
The advertised price for starter & main course is £7.95, admittedly a great price, however when the waitress came to take our order she didn't ask if we wanted potato skins or soup ( The advertised choice of starters) She asked if we wanted starters, was I wrong to assume if we didn't want them the price may be cheaper? We replied we just wanted the mains so she took the order and left. We approached the carvery counter where the yorkshire puddings are piled high o, n top of the heat lamp shelf above the bain-marie pans, sadly this means they are not hot when you help yourself to them (Admittedly you can have as many as you want!)
There was a choice of 3 types of meat, beef, belly pork or chicken, for the price you get a fair helping, then you help yourself to peas, mash, cabbage, swede and rather pale looking roast spuds. The hot pans with the gravy are placed on the counter alongside the stuffing balls and condiments, but I feel the pans are too high for those who are vertically challenged and may lead to hot gravy being spilt.
It was value for money, it was not anything special, it was overcrowded and finally, no it was not any cheaper if you just have the carvery.
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