We used to come here all the time as my folks have a holiday home in the area.
We came last summer for a meal and it was pretty good. Lovely specials menu, especially the fish. I am not an especially fussy person, however this review reads, but I like to get what I pay for and have a nice meal stress-free!
This time we were a bit early so we arrived and the lady took us to the conservatory where we had a drink while we waited for the kitchen to open. The pub seemed very busy with locals.
We both had a starter - chicken wings and brie wedges. These were fine. The wings were not very tasty but they were ok.
The problem I had was with my main course. I ordered Honey Chilli Chicken, with rice and a dressed salad.
All I can say is that what I ordered and what I received were totally different. The chicken I got was in a tomato sauce, very spicy but like an Indian curry. To be honest, I suspect I got leftovers of something else that the chef tried to disguise as this. Plus, at first it didn't come with the salad, I had to ask the girl about the salad and she seemed to imply that somehow I was ordering this as a side. I reminded her that it was supposed to be part of the main.
When the chef came out with the salad, I said to him 'is this honey chilli chicken?' and he confirmed it was. I felt he was either lying to me or he was incompetent and didn't know what Honey Chilli Chicken should (roughly) look and taste like. I couldn't finish the dish he gave me - it was disappointing to say the least. My husband had breaded pork fillet, I tried it and it was extremely bland.
When the lady (possibly a manager) came to take our plates, I told her that the menu was inaccurate and that what I ordered and received were two different things. She just said that she would say this to the chef. I suspect because HE knew that I was right, he didn't want to come back out to the table. I had hardly touched the chicken, or the salad (which had brown water at the bottom of the bowl - revolting). There was no apology and we were still charged for all of it.
I think this place caters for locals and possibly regular holiday makers from the caravan site.
They know that's where the money is, not in passersby that they don't recognise.
This meal spoiled what would have been a nice evening in an area that we both like.
One word: avoid.
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