The Rick Stein connection made us visit this pub for a luchtime meal.There was plenty of room and we were told to sit anywhere we chose,the tables are well spaced, and the decor clean and contemporary.
There was a reasonable choice of dishes on the set menu and maybe 3 or 4 specials on the blackboard, two of which were fish. We opted for 2 dishes which we treated as starters, the welsh rarebit and the terrine of pork. Both were pretty tasty,although the two green leaves with the rarebit did not constitute a salad. I ordered the pint of prawns which came with a creamy sauce and 2 rolls and butter, and my wife a dish of mussels with fries, rolls and butter. Both were excellent in terms of quality and quantity. The service was excellent, with polite and friendly smiling staff .( Americano coffee at £3 cup is too much, and as someone who has eaten and made countless welsh rarebits, it had too much mustard and too much balsamic vinegar which made the rarebit sharp and masked the taste of whatever cheese was used - although it was nice).
I asked the waitress if the 'great man' ever visited, and he'd been there that morning, and she also said that his son was the chef who prepared our food. Overall 9.5 out of 10. We'll definitely visit again
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