We have eaten here several times in the past and has always been quite good, however the last visit overall was disappointing.
We had a family meal here just before Christmas on a Saturday night.
Table was booked for 7.00pm, but we were not called to our table until almost 8.00pm. We were told that the table had to be cleared and re-set for us, not a great start to the night.
We went generally for 3 courses each with us going for a variety of dishes.
Whilst tasty, the 'posh' fish fingers were overpriced for what in essence is still fish with breadcrumbs.
One of the diners had the veal steak, which when it arrived proved to be very tough and difficult to eat.
2 of us tried the Anslow Pie and 2 of us had the special Anslow 'game' pie.
Pie pastry was quite short and was a little too dry. The game pie content was variable across the 2 pie's, mine was very hot inside but my wife's was warm at best. It was as if we had portions from different pies. There seemed to be a lot of rabbit in the pie with any other game being quite hard to differentiate from. The pie could have done with more gravy too as the pastry was quite dry.
When the main dinner plates were cleared, we did complain about the veal steak and in fairness to the serving team they were very apologetic and after a few minutes came back to the table to tell us that we would not be charged for the veal and the diner who had the veal would also get a free desert.
Generally we have had good meals here but this was below par, it felt that they were trying to serve too many people in a short amount of time and it was as if the kitchen were struggling to cope.
Perhaps it's best to visit when not so busy.
I expect we will visit here again, but we will try to avoid the busier times.
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