Stopped in here for Sunday lunch while visiting the town, as the menu looked very appealing. The bar area (olde worlde with an open fire) was very busy, with lots of families eating. I note they allow dogs in the section near the beer garden which is nice.
We ate in the restaurant, which was more modern in style and very comfortable. The menu is a little hard to follow as starters, fish and game are all lumped together. It's nice to see good game (and it was) on the menu, but it sat a little awkwardly with 'buckets' of fried food and chips in the next section.
All three of us had the Sunday roast, which came with a complimentary drink and some bread and oil as an aperitif.
The portions were generous, and the beef was cooked to perfection and very flavourful. The half pheasant was also very good, but seemed to be lacking its breast, which is a shame, as it is the meatiest part of the bird. The roasts came with enormous fluffy Yorkshires and loads of potatoes (roast and mashed, the latter being deliciously buttery), but the portion of veg for three looked very skimpy.
Starters and puddings were all good - the smoked salmon and prawns was a work of art, and sticky toffee pudding was delicious.
Overall, one to revisit.
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