Went to this wonderful pub on Saturday 16th November 2013. This was our first visit and it really was, "Wow!" My wife and I were invited here by a dear friend who tells us she is a regular. It was a bright, sunny day and having parked in the car park opposite we checked out the gardens and the outside seating area. All very nice and with a great view of the lake. A good look around the inside was a real gem. Open fires with wood burning on them, many customers with happy faces and busy staff also with happy faces. We ordered our drinks and our meals at the Bar before going to the table our friend had booked for us. This room was very cosy and it was here we noticed the Henry VIII woven into the carpet that is not only in this room but on the entire ground floor. We all ordered the steak and ale with stilton pie which, we were told, is home made on the premises. This was served with 'fat' chips and a large plate of veg which was perfectly cooked. We were not pressed for time so were able to enjoy a comfortable meal and to eat it all. There was no way we were going to leave without trying the deserts either. We had one each, one lemon cheesecake which came with a small jug of cream, one treacle tart and one 'Naughty Henry' which was a waffle soaked in Maple syrup with two generous scoops of ice cream covered with chocolate scrapings and a clever laticework which was milk chocolate and white chocolate interwoven with each other. Signs of an excellent chef!
The staff were really so busy yet managed to be friendly and polite and this was much appreciated by us. When I mentioned that it was very busy the waitress said that it is always like this. With the delicious food so well presented and of real 'man size' portions no wonder this place is always busy. Just one tip. Make sure you book a table as I saw several people being turned away due to not booking.
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