The bottom monkey has been a favourite place for us to go for a drink for some time and we were pleased to see it open again and looked forward to having a meal. We visited on the day that there had been a very favourable review in our local paper. After ordering our meals the pub started to fill up with a junior football team, and this is probably when things started to go a bit wrong. Our starters were excellent and we looked forward to the mains. There was quite a wait till they came but, unfortunately they did not equal the quality of the first course. My wife had scampi which was overcooked and she felt it was the worst scampi she had ever had. I had curry which was tasty but sadly lacking in chicken, also the popadom and chutney did not arrive.
On a very possitive note the chips we both had were excellent, which will see us trying again, although not on a Friday.
Please see this review as an observation on what was a busy and possibly trying time for all the staff, and as a pointer on what can go wrong when the eye is taken off the ball.
We have spoken to many people who have had very good things to say, so hopefully our experience was a "one off" and the monkey will continue to be a popular place to visit.
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