We ate dinner and breakfast here while staying at the Premier Inn, which is on the same site. A little worried by the many poor reviews, but in fact we were pleasantly surprised. For dinner I had the breaded garlic mushrooms to start, and my husband had calamari, both were very tasty. For the main course I had rump steak, asked for medium and it was much too rare but it was taken away with profuse apologies and when it came back, very quickly, it was just right. My husband had baked cod on a bed of tomatoes and capers, which was fine but it didn't really look much like the illustration on the menu, where it had a lot more tomatoes. We didn't have a dessert as there were no 'healthy' or light options on the dessert menu - hugely calorific puddings, sundaes, trifle, chocolate cake etc and everything came with cream, or ice cream. Would have liked to see a fresh fruit salad, or a sorbet.
I would have given 4 stars for food quality, but reduced it to 3 as the service was slow. We were seated immediately but no-one came to ask if we wanted a drink and we waited more than 15 minutes for our order to be taken. We ordered a bottle of wine and I also ordered an aperitif, but again time passed and I had to chase this up. Eventually the drink and the wine arrived together, which wasn't the idea at all. The waitress was apologetic, she told us there was only one person serving in the bar, he was obviously run off his feet and should have had some help. The food service was a bit quicker, there seemed to be enough waiters/waitresses around but some were working a lot harder than others. One in particular seemed to spend most of her time chatting by the bar.
We thought the prices were a little on the high side, as the portions weren't very large.
However, breakfast was excellent, I would give that 5 stars! £8.25 is very good value for a full breakfast and there was a huge amount of food. Didn't need any lunch!
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