6.5 years my b/f and I have been together but, until Saturday night, our respective parents had never met. So when opportunity presented itself for this first epic meeting we could think of no better location to take them than The Rockstone. And it didn't let us down!
I cannot recommend this pub enough. The atmosphere and food are amazing, and I strongly emphasise the high quality of the food. 4/6 of us had burgers; they are the best you will ever have. I had an 'Electric Blue' burger, my b/f 'The Volcano': I love all the quirky names for dishes on the menu, they did make us chuckle and provided the perfect conversation ice-breaker.
At some point half-way through the meal, my brain (which had been hinting to my stomach that I was full up) gave up and went off to do some serious thinking, and my stomach took advantage of its absence by continuing to stuff the burger into my mouth until it was all gone. I couldn't leave any of it; it would have been a crime against food.
In the end we all had a splendid evening of excellent food, excellent wine, and excellent company, and it was in large part due to choosing The "excellent" Rockstone.
Incidentally, out of curiosity or tragedy (depending on your point of view), I've just spent the best part of my lunch break reading terrible and poor reviews of The Rockstone with increasing dismay and incredulity. These are all ridiculously unfair. Perhaps food is as subjective as music, but it's not even as if the points make sense. The food is not overpriced as it is very good quality. Staff are in no way unfriendly and will go out of their way to put things right if you let them know on the day there is a problem (which we did once before on a visit in December 2012). Unfortunately, it's an unavoidable fact of life that some people just love to complain about things - I say unfortunately because even though these reviews only amount to a statistically invalid 3.5% of the total they do still exist. Ignore them entirely - no good ever came from taking the advice of fools.
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