I decided to take my two grown up children out to eat, as I did not fancy cooking and booked Hart House at 19:15, on line at work. Booking was confirmed by email, about 15 minutes later.
We were met by a lovely lady ( sorry we didn't catch your name) with an Irish accent. She was welcoming and friendly. She offered us a choice of tables. Two other couples were dining and a family.
We were told someone would be with us and we were presented with menus. Whilst catching up with each other, we looked at the menu and waited and waited. No one came to offer us a drink while we browsed, it was a good 20 minutes before our server a male, came over.
We chose two of the small plates two share.
My children, opted for the Hunters chicken burger and I chose the Pork Tomahawk steak with sweet potato fries. I also ordered a portion of purple sprouting broccoli.
We enjoyed our meals and we were asked if everything was ok. We were not asked if we wanted more drinks, though we could have asked if we had wanted them.
Two of us chose desserts. I chose my favourite Sticky toffee pudding and my son chose 3 scoops of ice cream. He wanted Raspberry, vanilla and mango. They brought out salted caramel, when I pointed it out the waiter offered to bring out a mango, but as my son dislikes salted caramel. I asked for it to be changed. I did not appreciate the roll of our servers eyes.
Overall a pleasant dinner in a beautiful interior. There were several tables occupied in the bar and a few more diners later on. I'm not sure about the coffee shop personally. It seems a waste of space. I've passed the Hart, in the week and it seems empty. It would have been better, to have just had the whole front, as a bar area.
Upstairs is a private dining area, lovely for a family meal, but once your in there it looks as if your stuck sitting at the table, as there's no top on to move around.
Toilets are immaculate and again nicely decorated.
Total price of our meal including, a tip was 98.35. We will return at some point.
Wishing them the very best for the future, Fleet needed a More grown up pub.