We had a fabulous meal at the Coppleridge Inn but nearly didn’t stay. The location is idyllic, which is why we pulled in, but our initial impression was of a rather staid menu of ‘old favourites’ on a chalkboard. We read on and the restaurant menu actually looked quite appealing, modern and seasonal. We were staying in a B and B in the area and wanted a decent meal on Saturday evening so we booked a table.
The restaurant lacked any sort of ambience. The decor was dated and there were too many stuffed, dead things in glass cases. It was like eating in a museum. There were very few diners for a Saturday evening and our B and B hosts told us that was because it can get quite rowdy if there’s a wedding on.
The service was great, prompt, cheerful and not intrusive. I wanted to order things slightly changed from the menu and the chef was very accommodating, which is encouraging as it shows it’s not all pre-prepared. All our courses were delicious, innovative and really well presented and the bill not unreasonable.
Go for the food, it’s fantastic but if it’s a diner-a-deux you’re planning, the dead animals might just spoil it for you. That or the odd exuberant wedding guest on the terrace.
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