My first visit since pre lockdown days, as a guest of my children for Father’s day lunch. They had the foresight to have booked in advance which was very easy on line so they tell me.
Friendly greeting once inside with booking confirmed and shown to our table and handed menus while waitress took our non-alcoholic drinks order
The drinks arrived promptly, too quickly for us slow coaches we were yakking away & had not even looked at the menu.
Being Sunday lunchtime the menu concentrated on roast dinners but there were other options, such as fish & chips, or in my case a Ploughman’s. The other two chose a Vegan nut roast with normal roast dinner trimmings
I noted the fish & chips gave option for a smaller [cheaper] portion, and there were children’s options available
I never timed how long it took for our meal to arrive but we had plenty to talk about so were not watching the clock. There seemed to be enough waiting staff to cope so they were not rushed of their feet
While we waited other customers arrived, some with young children and I noted high chairs were supplied
My Ploughman’s was excellent and included a pork pie as well as ham & cheese, pickles of course. I had to ask later for English mustard but that was my oversight because I’d neglected to ask when the food arrived although waiter did enquire if we needed anything else. The mustard promptly arrived in a small dish
The two very full plates of Vegan roast were cleared and enjoyed but the Ploughman’s beat me and I was asked if I wanted to take the bread home, because I’d run out that morning I did and it was placed in a sealed take away container for me
The only part of my meal I was not keen on was the pot of coleslaw, just not to my taste so left that. The pork pie was superb, and the pickled onions were not ones I had come across before, dark brown, soft and sweetish, maybe in balsamic vinegar? In fact I initially thought they may have been figs but they weren’t. I’d buy a jar if I knew where to get them
To summarise, excellent food, nice atmosphere, helpful and polite staff, easy parking. However it’s not designed for the five pound burger meal deal folks so take a full wallet
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