My partner and i booked a table for lunch today as a treat for my sons 16th birthday. Having dined here on a previous occasion we were very much looking forward to our meal as our last visit was very enjoyable both food and service were exceptional . However on arrival today having purchased our drinks at the bar we were directed to our table in the restaurant where upon we were transported back in time to mediviel England complete with dogs on laps eating of dinner plates , and barking and squabbling whilst owners ate pudding and did nothing to discipline these unruly animals , ( Dont get me wrong we expect to find dogs in country pubs in bar areas but sitting on laps at tables licking plates ???) When the barking reached a totally unacceptable level due to discord amongst the and yes i do mean pack we counted 7 not that i am not an expert on dogs but im quite sure that more than two constitutes a pack . We then shared our displeasure with fellow diners who where located nearer to the scene of the affray than us! and were equally appalled . Having experienced dogs being taken back and forth past our table while we where trying to enjoy our meal ,we reached a point of utter disbelief and annoyance that the new manger would allow diners not only to allow dogs to eat of plates but also to allow other diners to suffer the discomfort of having to put with such a display of blatant disregard for the sensibilties of other diners..Having complained to the manager on the appropriateness of allowing such a large number of dogs into a public eating area we were informed that hygiene was not an issue as crockery was sterilised and it was ok as long as the dogs did not enter food preparation areas. However he made no comment on the noise level of our fellow canine diners or indeed offered no recompense or apology for this unusual display of country living .
Is it just me that thinks this is not is unacceptable ????
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