I visited the restaurant for the first time with 2 friends, mid week, for an evening meal. The carvery looked very dry at 7.30pm so we avoided this. I ordered a cod fillet wrapped in salami from the specials. The fish was raw in the middle, but the staff were friendly and helpful, when I returned it for some more microwaving! On a positive note the chips were the best I have had out for a very long time, and beautifully presented in a mini wire basket. Both my friends ordered steaks which were beautiful and the salad was well dressed and fresh, not bagged salad.
I opted for an apple and strawberry crumble. Unfortunately the crumble mixture lacked sugar and not a strawberry in sight. It did come with 2 generous blobs of ice cream. Coffee was also good. Everything seemed slightly over priced
My advice for the chef would be stream down the menu and stick to what you are best at- traditional pub grub as this is where the establishments strengths lie.
This is the first time I have visited this restaurant despite living in ashby for nearly 20 years but would like to give it a second chance.
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