The old Carpenters pub has been tastefully transformed into what could be a much needed “quality” eating establishment in Ossett.
I have just made my second visit, both times as a member of a party of four. My comments below apply equally to both visits.
Service was efficient and friendly, food and drink prices are sensible and the food was presented attractively. It is also pleasing to note that, in what is essentially an eating establishment, they serve locally brewed hand pulled beer.
On the down side I think the menu is far too extensive to be absorbed by the customer or to guarantee the highest of quality from the kitchen across the whole range - more than 20 starters and about 60 mains + sides & specials.
Overcooking seems to be a bit of a problem, encountered on both of my visits. On my first visit the pork chop/steak from the Specials Menu was so overcooked it was hard, dry and barely edible on the second visit the batter on the squid rings starter was as dark and hard as brandy snap – the flavour had been completely cooked out of it.
The second visit had us ordering 4 steaks from the char grill menu – these were all cooked in line with our order, great. Regretfully one of the Rib Eyes had a huge amount of fat, far more than could be reasonably expected. This was drawn to the attention of our waitress who said she would take it up with the chef, she returned a few minutes later to say the chef agreed, sent his apologies and had instructed she make a favourable adjustment to our bill – very well dealt with.
Overall both visits were enjoyed, just a pity about the overcooking, and we will return.
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