We used to use this pub as an eating venue quite often some years ago when you usually had to book to get a table, sadly the pub went into decline on the food front with changes to landlords and indeed it has once again changed hands recently. We decided however to give it a try and see what sort of food the new tenants are going to serve up. It was quite on our Thursday evening visit, but I was buoyed by seeing that there was a Chefs special Beef curry available and for just £5.00, so I didn't bother too much about the rest of the menu, although I could see it was the usual pub type grub with a variety of steaks, gammon, a variety of pies, scampi and some decent veggie options. My wife decided to try the Lasagne.
My curry was quite pleasant and was quite a large portion with a good amount of beef that was nice and tender. I had been warned it had a kick to it, which was right, but it wasn't too hot. I would have liked a popadom and some mango chutney with it, but for a fiver, perhaps that's stretching it a bit so no complaints there. My wife enjoyed her Lasagne, which was well presented with garlic bread, although she did feel that there could have been a little more sauce as she found it slightly on the dry side, but nevertheless she scoffed it all down.
I couldn't drink alcohol having given blood some hours before, but I have had some real ales there some weeks back and they were ok, they also sell the usual girly lagers and Guinness along with a selection of Jack Rabbit wines. I have no doubt the owners are still finding their feet, but it looks like a decent start and whilst it may not be somewhere I would go at present for a special meal, we will certainly go back for some good honest pub grub.
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