After reading reviews on TA we decided to try General Burgoyne on 4th Nov (Friday). I've tried to review this based on Service, Food, Value and Atmosphere
Staff were prompt in seating us and taking our drinks and food orders. We didn't find the restaurant extremely busy yet it seemed to take a long time for the starters to arrive. The staff were friendly and helpful.
I'd class this as somewhere between halfway between restaurant and good pub food. For starters we had the whitebait and the rabbit terrine. The whitebait was nice, and there was lots of it, but the salad which accompanied it was basic. The rabbit terrine was very nice.
We both chose to have the trio of game birds for our main course. All three meats were beautiful and were moist, getting a moist pheasant breast can be very difficult. The sauce which accompanied the meat didn't do it justice and I feel that it could be improved to bring out the flavour in the meat more.
For desserts we had the tasting platter and the crumble, both were nice and not too heavy, which was good given the amount of food we'd consumed.
I'd say the food is reasonably priced, £70 for two people eating three courses with drinks.
The place is effectively split into two halves, the traditional pub areas and the restaurant. There's a good contrast betwen the two and the restaurant especially is decorated well with nice finishing touches.
Overall opinion, there are better choices in the area, but I wouldn't rule visiting again, especially given the seasonal menu changes.