myself and my friend have open peered through the windows of hobsons, their displays are lovely, but as the place is often so busy we struggled to find the time to wait.
We went on the weekend however and decided we had time and so struggled and found a table, which was dirty from at least 2 previous occupants dirty plates.
You have to order at the counter, which was fine, and we chase the cream tea, which has little sandwiches, a piece of cake and a scone as well as a pot of tea for £9.99. We both had the vegetarian option.
It arrived 15 mins later, and when it was dropped off we had to ask the waitress to clear the other things away, as she tried to just move a bit of space for the fresh plates!
We then looked at the sadwiches and there were, on each plate 6 or 8 ( i cant remember ) quarter sandwiches with the crusts off - yummy , we thought, until we bit into them and realised it was curry - yes CURRY sandwiches on a cream tea...and this wasn't a mild curry, it was pretty spicy and make our eyes water. we looked and it appeared that ALL the sandwiches were curry!
We asked the waitress if it was normal that the vegetarian sandwiches were all supposed to be curry, or if they would normally have a selection.....she returned to say that it was normal for the vegetarian option to be all vegetable curry!
so, we gave up on that one and moved on to the cake - we bit in and found that the middle was cold - clearly a frozen cake that had not thawed properly.
We tried to move on to the scone....but found we had no cutlery and had to wait a further 10 minutes for the waitress to bring us some.
the scone was also cold in the middle, but the jam and cream were nice. By this time i was grateful to get anything into my belly though!
overall....we shan't bother again :(
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