Stopped here with the kids & their cousins for lunch during a family bike ride in nearby Hatfield Forest. Very warm welcome from the manager and bar staff.
We sat outside in the tidily kept seating area to the side of the pub. Only criticism is it's very close to the road so a bit noisy but there isn't really much they can do about that.
The real ale was very good - it's obviously well kept. The food we had was good quality - most of us went for the standard pub fare fish and chips which was novelly served in a mini frying cage on a block of wood. The chips were a bit scarce but it was cooked fine and there was an excellent tartare sauce.
"Pudding" was coffee and cake from the adjoining coffee shop - a really unique selling point and it worked very well the cake was on display for the customer to choose and proper espresso which you don't always get "in the sticks".
The kids were catered for very well with their own menu - and there was a bookcase of games for them in the bar which kept them busy for a while.
Only criticism is on the value for money front: there certainly is a bit of a gastro feel to the inside of the pub but it was lost a bit sat outside in the May sunshine so maybe a bit over priced.
Overall though, a thoroughly enjoyable visit and somewhere we will definitely be returning to with poor Mrs S who unfortunately couldn't make this trip and missed out on the whole pub / coffee shop experience.
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