Decision made to go somewhere nice for Sunday lunch I looked for recommendations online. Having viewed a number of reviews we decided on Annies, a little more expensive than we would usually spend but given the write ups and pictures we had seen we decided to treat ourselves. The reviews suggested 'traditional british style with a classic cozy feel'. My partner loves nothing better than a good Steak and Ale Pie and I fancied a traditional Sunday lunch, so perfect! We booked online as we assumed it would be busy. As we arrived at the restaurant, the upstairs foyer was empty so we went downstairs in to the main restaurant which had around 60 covers. There was a party of around 10 people dining, along with three tables with couples. Because the restaurant was dowstairs it felt quite opressive, this was not classic and cozy, there was very little attention to detail regards ambience and the lighting was dreadful, it felt dingy and cold, particularly with so few diners. We were greeted by a very nervous waitress who seated us and gave us our menus and took our drinks order. We got our drinks and had a look at the menu. I ordered the Potted Ham Hock and my partner the Black Pudding Spring Rolls to start, we asked whether there were any mushy peas to accompany my partners main of Steak and Ale Pie with Fat Chips? The waitress, who was again very nervous so probably new, said she didn't know and would have to ask. I ordered the roast lamb but was told that there wasn't any lamb, I then asked whether the beef was pink and if so that I would have the beef instead. The waitress returned and was pleased to announce there were mushy peas, however there was not any beef fo my Sunday lunch. No beef? This was at 4 p.m. and the restaurant was virtually empty, there was no lamb or beef at this time on a Sunday afternoon? Given that this restaurant has managed to appear in the review pages of national newpapers with recommended Sunday lunch reviews, I would have thought Lamb, or at least Beef would have been readily available this early in to service? As I had my heart set on a traditional Sunday lunch we decided to cancel our order and go elsewhere. As we were leaving we walked past a waiter, he presented another diner with the Steak and Ale Pie they had ordered and the pie was absolutely tiny. It looked like a pie you would get at a football match, but paler, certainly not the 'classic, homely dish' described by the reviews. If we had stayed and we had paid £14.95 for Pie and Fat Chips (£3.50 extra for the Mushy Peas), we would have felt very let down indeed. I can't comment on how the food tasted but I can on ambience, portion control and availability, all of which were very poor, and for that, we will not be returning. No beef, on a Sunday??