We called here on the off chance on Sunday to sample the Sunday lunch. The place was heaving so at first we were slightly concerned that we should have booked. Anyway they have two sittings- 12.30 and 2.30 and we arrived at 1.45 so we hit both sets of traffic. I spoke to the young man behind the bar who assured me he would find a table for us so we ordered a drink whilst we waited. You could see that all the people who were leaving had thoroughly enjoyed their lunch by the banter they were having with the chap who I now know as Clive, the landlord. We were quickly shown to a very nice table in the area by the bar and studied the menus. Not only do they offer the traditional Sunday lunch but they also have a specials menu on the reverse side. We both opted for the Sunday lunch, I had the a starter of spam fritters which were delicious and the beef and stilton pie that was to die for and my wife had the roast beef. The vegetables were superb, fresh and piping hot and we were told if you want additional veg please ask which I thought was a nice touch. All too often on a Sunday lunch the veg tends to be rather lacking but not here, four different veg all cooked to perfection plus roast potatoes which were proper roast spuds, not out of a bag!!! My wife said the roast beef was so lean and tender that it melted in her mouth and the gravy was 'just like mother used to make' so very tasty.I chose a dessert of crumble which in my opinion was one of the best I'd ever eaten in a restaurant and the crème anglaise was served separate in a jug which pleased me no end. The cost of the Sunday lunch is incredible too £13.95 for three courses or £10.95 for two no wonder it was packed out. The staff are adorable, attentive and very proficient at their job and they also smile which is lovely - service with a smile just like the good old days. We most certainly will be back and very soon too.
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