This pub has been an absolute favourite of ours in the past and always worth the trip out from Weymouth.....till this evening! My husband and I had booked a table for 6.30. We arrived 20 minutes early to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. On entering, we were ignored by one member of staff and then stared at by another with nothing more than a quizzical 'hello?' before the owner, who clearly saw and heard our lack of a welcome, acknowledged we had booked a table and showed us to it. We didn't expect flags and celebrations but we were underwhelmed by our reception. After all the pub wasn't busy at that time. Sadly the food we ordered proved to be overpriced and disappointing as the portions were small and the quality mediocre. The charcuterie platter to share at £9.50 wouldn't have satisfied one person let alone 2. Despite the fancy description on the menu, it presented as a few minuscule slices of meat, a few slithers of sundried tomato, a few olives and no bread. We politely advised the waitress that we were less than impressed when she asked if we had enjoyed it. She said she would talk to the chef and came back to tell us that local produce is expensive with the implication that portion sizes therefore have to be small and if we'd wanted bread, we should have asked for it!!! As the customer actually, I would like to have been offered it!!! And whilst we applaud the use of local produce, we are not impressed when affordability and portion size are compromised to the extent that they were!! The main courses, 2 sirloin steak and chips, cost £18.50 each and again for the price, the quality was quite frankly lacking. The bill for 2 of us came to nearly £60 including 2 glasses of Sauvignon and a mineral water. To summarise, the meal was ok but NOT worth the money. I know we all have bad days but our experience means we won't be making the journey again :-(
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