31st July we visited Aldeburgh and for a treat we decided to have a pub lunch in this pub.
I chose a Ploughmans' and requested white bread instead of the offered granary bread.
I was bitterly disappointed by my meal when it arrived. Large plate with 2 slices of pappy white sliced supermarket bread 3 pieces of cheese, cheddar, stilton, and brie, a small pot of branston pickle, 6 tiny salad leaves doused in oily dressing, 1 baby tomato which had a soft area and a split in the flesh indicating it was either going bad or had been squashed, 1 medium pickled onion, 2 pats of wrapped butter which were soft and runny and 2 minute pieces of fresh onion. Ghastly! the only good thing was the cheese. I felt robbed when I realised this dreadful meal had cost me £9.95 - disgraceful charges. My partner had a crab sandwich loved the crab but the bread - yes you have guessed it was that damn awful pappy white sliced supermarket bread again !
The area leading to the toilets all looked grubby and would benefit from a lick of new paint - smells stale too. All brass door fitments etc tarnished looking - the place does not look cared for.
The ashtray was filled with old cigarettes, ash and debris and it was full of rain water - horrid.
I felt very cross that my treat of a smashing meal out had not been met - I felt and still feel very cheated.
- Also Known As:
- Ye Olde Cross Keys Inn Aldeburgh, Suffolk