Although this pub looks very appealing from the road and tries hard to present itself as a gourmet eatery, these impessions are very wide of the mark.
On entering the bar we were greated by a young waitress ang given menus. We found a table ourselves and ordered food from the bar. The calamari starter appeared very quickly, freshly cooked, and was nicely presented with an adequate salad. What a shame that there was no dressing or sauce of any description, just a half of a lime.
Our main course of grilled gammon saw things go rapidly downhill. Firstly, portion size - you won't get fat here! Though the gammon itself was nicely cooked and tasty, the rest left a lot to be desired. The chips, like cheap, frozen chips, were dry and covered with an amount of black pepper as to make them almost inedible. A small portion of frozen peas and a fried egg which had been overcooked in over-hot oil to yeild a very solid yolk and very crispy base rounded off the meal, there was no garnish. Having asked the waitress for vinegar, mustard and ketchup she returned promptly with a tray of condiments. Strangely, she would not leave this at the table and we had to serve ourselves whilst she held onto it. There was barely any ketchup in the bowl and she told me that I might be able to scrape enough for a spoonful from it, no offer to refill it though!
No one came to check if everything was okay with the meal and even when paying the bill, no one checked if we were happy with our meal. The waitresses all seem to be very young and all of the ones we met were very polite and smiled a lot. There was no conversation from them whatsoever and the whole thing seemed rather impersonal.
The quality of the main was enough to stop me ordering a pudding so I can't really comment on this aspect of their menu.
Also, the toilets, though not terrible, do need a good, thorough cleaning.
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