This was our first visit in the evening for some time. It is a place I sometimes visit for weekday lunch, when the baguettes with chips and salad are tasty, good value, and go well with a pint of one of their well-kept ales.
We wanted a Sunday Lunch venue so decided to give it a try again. I have to say we were a little disappointed. The meals were acceptable but not fantastic. I had the roast beef dinner, the beef was a reasonable portion but was overcooked. It needed the extra gravy provided. Veg were advertised as 'fresh' but some had been hanging around for a while. The green beans were shrivelled and sorry-looking and should never have got on the plate! But I let it go as I'm not a lover of them at all so would probably have left even freshly cooked ones. Potatoes were nice, but just 2 of each, new and roast, was a bit mean.
The other mains were again OK, but nothing more. Sizzling combo was pronounced as nothing special, especially as the 'medium rare' steak was well done even when it arrived. The best was the gammon, although the egg was solid, as was the one on the mixed grill. We passed on desserts as one of the party requires gluten-free and the only option for her was ice cream.
Our conclusion was that the kitchen staff are probably young and inexperienced, as there was no attempt at presentation. The waiting staff are friendly but clearly doing a weekend job so seem to struggle. The Beehive is a decent local with good beer and pleasant lunches, so in future that's what we will use it for.
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