We were staying here for a few nights and ate in on 3 of those. The dinner menu is a combination of decent if average bar food and overcomplicated dishes - beef rib with pulled pork on the side? baked cod loin with a fishcake? The crowning glory was my sirloin steak. It was maybe a third gristle. When the waitress (with no fuss at all, the waiting staff are great) took it back to the kitchen, she returned with the message that if I wanted a steak without gristle I needed to go for a fillet.
And the toast at breakfast - a choice between underdone and soggy or burnt.
It might be better to stick with the bar meals (I had the beef chilli one night and it was fine) and install a toaster in the dining room as some other chains do.
We've stayed in Old English Inns a number of times, but I fear this has put us right off.