For two days in a row we were turned away from getting food due to it being fully booked.
This I completely understand however on the second day we turned up at 11:45 and were told "Sorry we're not open yet, come back at 12:00". We dutifully waited outside for another 15mins, then went back in to be told "We're fully booked come back at 2:15pm".
I find this pretty rude and/or lazy. Couldn't they have told us that 15mins ago? They knew we were waiting outside. Also bare in mind that the place was completely deserted apart from the 4 of us.
A decent pub/restaurant would have at least put some effort into accommodating our small party. For example we would have happily continued to sit outside. We weren't even looking for a full Sunday lunch just a sandwich.
It's not an experience that will stop me visiting the pub again in the future (e.g. next time we're camping nearby) but I do think the place is going downhill over the years. For example I'm not sure the addition of a micro-brewery and reduction in tables / space has really improved it much.
Ah well, hopefully next time.
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