We purchased a saver voucher from Dealmonster after seeing a good advertising campaign in our local weekly paper. The voucher was valid until 31st March and we left it til the last day to use it and drove almost 30 miles to sample a mid afternoon meal. On entering the restaurant we felt it had more of a cafeteria feel to it. We ordered drinks and sat at a table of our choice in the bar area as there was quite a lot of noise coming from the other area of the restaurant. On looking around we noticed the wood floor was quite dirty and the bases of the tables needed a good clean. We where given the Sunday lunch menu and made our choices. I had a goats cheese tartlet [ very nice ] and my wife had soup which she enjoyed. My main of a roast beef dinner arrived. 3 very thin slices of beef swimming in gravy where like you would get in a meal for one. The carrots/cabbage/mash/roasties where ok but soon went cold as the plate was not too hot. My wife had pan fried salmon on a bed of mash with carrots/cabbage and roast potato's. This was served on a slate but she said it wasn't very tasty and not very hot. My sticky toffee pud was a little over cooked which makes it like a piece of sponge with ice cream and a very sweet sauce. My wife just had a coffee. Reviews of this restaurant are mixed and if the owner wants people to travel to sample the food then he will have to up his game a little. We in the Ribble Valley have some amazing places to eat and to compete with them and to get people to travel the 30 or so miles to Forton then consistency in the reviews are a must. A womans touch to add a few things here and there would also add to the ambience of the interior of the restaurant.
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