Visited Ye Olde Bee Hive on two occasions in our week's stay on holiday in Runswick Bay.
On our first visit the Lobster dish we both ordered was exceptionally good. The lobster was boiled, served with delicious chips, salad and mayonaisse. For deserts we had the largest eton Mess in England, which was very nice, I must say along with homemade blueberry bread and butter pudding served with ice cream. (We were told Custard is never available!) However the Bread and Butter pudding was also very nice.
Although we had previously reserved a table, on arrival we were told the restaurant would not be opening this evenng and advised to take a seat in the bar area, we didn' think this was a problem.
Second Visit- My husband rang the Bee Hive to confirm if Lobster would be on the menu and also to reserve a table. On arrival we were told the restaurent would not be opening and advised to take a seat in the busy bar area, again becoming used to the format, this was not a problem. With the drinks order, due to confirming earlier that Lobsters were on the menu my husband went on to order the lobsters which we intended to enjoy once again as we had done earlier in the week at our previous visit.
We were told that the chef could prepare any dish, however ot turned out all the lobsters being served that evening were thermidored, with no choice otherwise because they had already been prepared??
The lobster was coated in a plain flour based sauce, which actually spoilt the lobster.
Having finished the main course, we requested the dessert menu. The waitress came back and advised us along with another couple who were staying at the Bee hive, there were NO DESSERTS tonight ??
There was a family enjoying the evening due to it being one of the childrens birthdays, again NO DESSERTS?? In fact when they placed their food order, one of the children asked for some sausages, only to be told, there wasn't any after being told there was??
Basically if you do what you are told when you arrive at this place, you are fine, the hospitality is basically down to the host showcasing his clever sarcastic humour in front of the customers, trying to be funny!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All our rooms are en-suite and fully coordinated. They include Colour TV, Courtesy Tray, Central Heating and the Beehive Special Yorkshire Breakfast is available to all guests. ... more less
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