We were impressed as we were accepted for the Early Bird Menu discount though we only arrived at the end time of 6.45pm, but didn't place our order until a little later. Diners can have 2 starters or desserts and 2 main courses with the cheapest main course for £1(good selection of eligible main courses).
The staff were friendly and helpful, even ensuring that while we waited a hot crusty roll and butter was brought to us to enjoy.
The main courses were very good. One was a 4 cheese and red pepper pie with a light flaky pastry crust, accompanied by fresh vegetables and fries. It was very tasty and a generous plateful.
The other main was a whopper of a gammon steak with grilled pineapple and a fried egg. It was accompanied by thick cut crispy chips and a grilled tomato with a black pepper crust, yum. It was a great plateful.:-)
The desserts were well presented with wee physalis fruit on top. One was a trio of summer pudding with the sharpness of berry fruit compote contrasting well with the sweetness of raspberry sorbet. Nice and light to follow the filling main course!
The pear and rhubarb crumble was equally generous accompanied by thick custard. I was surprised to find star anise hidden in the crumble. The taste made a welcome addition to the crumble.
Overall we were most impressed with the cleanliness throughout including the toilets, the service, quality and value of the food. We would certainly recommend. The price worked out to under £30 for two courses and one soft drink each. They also offered us glasses of water before we asked even though we didn't buy more soft drinks. We were also told that the food was locally sourced where possible, e.g. the gammon.
It looked like The New Holly was developing an outside area adjacent to the car park.
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