After visiting this pub back in march 2013 for my boyfriends birthday, we were so impressed by the quaility of the food that we couldn't wait to return. Really wish we hadn't bothered! My boyfriend had booked a table with it being a weekend, to which we were shown straight away into the restaurant area, which had no atmosphere and had one other table with a family in. We asked if we could move into the empty bar area instead, which wasn't a problem. We ordered the Norfolk Arms Sharing Platter, to then be brought basically the only way to describe it, was a Batter Platter. Everything was covered in batter, the onion rings you can expect and some cheese, but also the chicken was in batter too?? Safe to say, we didnt finish this. Then we recieved a steak and ale pie, and a chicken, ham and cranberry pie. The pastry was like cardboard and tasted of nothing, to the point I picked the meat out and the hard carrots. The mushy peas were like pouree and looked as though they'd be sat there a while. My boyfriends pie wasn't much better, the sauce wasn't very nice inside his pie, and again the pastry was bland. We were so disappointed, and after looking at the price, there was no way we were paying for it. I went to the bar, and spoke to a nice lady with red hair, sorry can't remember her name, who couldn't apologies enough, but then another lady decided to get involoved and asked what the problem was, to which I had to again explain in an open bar area while people were waiting to be served. She couldn't understand what the problem was clearly by the face she was pulling at me but finally took the food off our bill. Really hope things will go back to how they used to be, but sadly won't be visting again to find out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Michael and his team warmly welcome you to The Norfolk Arms! Our traditional freehouse pub serves homecooked food, local cask ales and offers beautiful accommodation with stunning function room space. We are set in Ringinglow Village at the gateway to the Peak National Park, with stunning views across the Mayfield Valley.Our 4 Star Grade II listed Coaching Inn is used for conferences, weddings, special occasions and motivational team building events. Our Burbage Bar and Mayfield Restaurant serve traditional, affordable pub food and homemade specials in a friendly welcoming atmosphere, complimented by oak beams and log fires.We offer the perfect destination for a break to indulge in your favourite pastime, explore the breathtaking scenery of the Peak National Park or visit Sheffield's many city centre attractions. ... more less
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