Stayed here on a KGB deal. Only £69 for bed and breakfast and 3 course meal on one night, so I wasn’t expecting too much.
We arrived on Sunday lunchtime and checked in at the bar. Mick, our host, showed us to our room, introduced himself and told us some of the history of the amazing ‘Victorian Room’. If you look on the website, the massive bed is the one in this room. The en-suite bathroom was easily big enough to have a disco in and the towels were huge – proper bath sheets, not like those hankies you get in some places.
We had lunch there. I had lasagne and my husband had a burger. I don’t normally have lasagne in a pub as I like making it at home (and prefer my own!!) but this was lovely with very garlicky garlic bread.
The pub isn’t open on a Sunday night but there is another pub over the road (across a small field) that does food.
We had been told we could have breakfast whenever it suited us so next morning went downstairs for breakfast at 9am and had the full English: a huge oval platter filled with bacon, eggs, 2 sausages, hash brown, tomatoes and beans. Absolutely massive. No lunch for us that day, and on day 2 we just went for bacon and eggs.
Dinner on Monday was equally impressive. My husband went for the mixed grill (he hadn’t had any lunch!) - steak, gammon, ham, lamb chop, sausage, liver, kidney, bacon, tomato ,mushroom,onion rings,hash browns, black pudding, white pudding and a bowl of chips! £17.95
The deal covered us for any starter, any dessert and the first £10 of the main course.. More than worth the extra for the grill. My beef and ale pie had lovely homemade proper pastry, not one of those puff pastry topping. For pudding, we had another drink (not into puds) – just as he said, they were more than flexible.
The pub itself is ancient with loads of interesting things attached to the walls and the ceilings. Mick was a great host and the 2 lovely pub dogs were an added bonus. We really couldn’t fault it.
The area is beautiful with loads of lovely walks straight out the door of the pub. Would certainly go back at normal prices.
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