I went here with some friends after hearing that it was a decent pub to go to for dinner. When we walked in - around 7 or so on a Saturday - it was packed! We walked around the entire pub looking for an empty table but everything was taken. So we decided to wait and grab a table as people left. After about five minutes or so we snatched up a table and started looking at the menu. They had typical pub food here so I went with something I hadn't seen before called the "Stafforshire sausage whirl," which sounded like bangers and mash on top of Yorkshire pudding.
I went up and ordered my food and beer at the bar, which ended up taking a while because there were so many people there. I didn't understand the etiquette of ordering because people were queuing, so we got in line after them, but then people started going straight up to the bar without waiting in the queue and people didn't look at them strangely. Who knows? Well after getting back and settling down at our table, I was finally able to really take a look at the place. It was nice. There were all sorts of seating arrangements from booths to tables with armchairs to high tables with bar seats. I liked the atmosphere as well; it had a good energy to it, but was still relaxed. A football game was on TV, so people seemed content.
It took a while for everyone in my group to get their food, but we were happy when it came. My meal was decent for the first few bites, but got very old - fast. It ended up being a huge amount of sausage rolled up in a coil (that was about the size of a CD) that came with mashed potatoes and some peas. It was all sitting on top of a huge Yorkshire pudding (for people who don't know what this is, it was basically a huge bread bowl that tasted kind of like a chewy pancake) and had gravy poured all over it. It was just okay, but I got sick of the same, bland taste after about five bites. I couldn't eat the rest. But other people at the table were satisfied with their orders (the all day breakfast, nachos, and beef burger).
So to sum it all up, I would say to only come here for drinks - not food - and you will be happy with your decision.
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