We were a group of 6, we had an early reservation on Sat June 22nd (6.30pm) as we had all been to LowdeFest, a local music festival. I had read reviews on Trip Advisor and was a little concerned about the service; this proved correct. Thanks Trip Advisor!! Pleasant ambience, for a pub and busy even early on a Saturday night but customer service attitude was poor. Two of us had hardly sat down and we were asked about 3 or more times what we wanted to drink, when we said we would wait for the rest of party ! (A pet hate of mine).
We were given the Saturday menu showing starters and mains. Starters (vary from £5-10) and are almost as expensive as some of the mains and none of us were bothered. We asked whether we could have any nibbles to share like olives, crisps or nuts. We were told quite coldly and dismissively no. As there is a bar there we found this somewhat implausible and they must have had olives as one person's dinner had olives in it! But it was the dismissive attitude which did not impress any of us.
We ordered drinks, when asked if one of our party wanted ice in his orange juice he said no. So the orange juice came .. with ice in it! OK niggly small things but it began to grate...
Food was OK - nothing spectacular. I had a pleasant roast salmon dish, my husband had a burger. Mains were £9- over £20 . Deserts at £6 were OK . One had a cheese plate but at £7.50 I thought it was poor, more biscuits than cheese, and no grapes/celery to accompany it and he had to ask for butter.
Bill came which was a little bit wrong. It got rectified but as they charge 10% service for tables of
6 and more, we left no more than we needed to !
Shame. Nice evening with friends but none of us would return or recommend this pub as believe you get better food and value elsewhere... We paid £49 per couple, for mains and deserts and drinks (only 3 on wine).
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