Having lived in the area for over 30 yrs I had never tried this place until I was back recently in the UK and as I was on my own with some time to kill one day I thought I would give it a go. Very large place and the staff were attentive which is unusual for large modern commercial restaurants in my experience. Quite an extensive menu, it was a Monday lunchtime and the place seemed occupied mostly by mother's catching up before or after shopping, school runs, etc. or retired couples. No problem just an observation. I ordered a platter (British Classic Combo) which cost around £16 which I thought was expensive but anyway. It was good enough for sharing (two people) which still would make it expensive though as a starter. The only part I did not like was the Cheese on Toast. The Lancashire Cheese Rarebit definitely came out of a jar I would say and was processed and it was not Lancashire Cheese that I have ever tasted. The Black Pudding Fritters were passable, the chipolata sausage was okay but you should not go wrong with those, the fish goujons were nice as was the pork pie. The place had a good atmosphere but I note several reviews have said it has gone down hill. I do not know what the evenings would be like. I would give the place another go before dismissing it completely.
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