We're locals and live 8 miles down the road. Llangollen in summer is well worth a visit but unfortunately the best place in town for food (The Cornmill) was fully booked so we tried something different and visited the Chainbridge for some food for the first time last Saturday. Truly awful! Staff not helpful (think there was a bit of a language issue), no choice but instead set 3-course meal for 22.90 per person. 5 starters, 5 mains, 5 sweets to choose from which - in principle - sounded quite promising. Yet dry chicken, stretched fishcakes (more mashed potatoes than fish) and overcooked salmon (with extra hot dry cajun) along with defrosted cheese cake and lemon tarte made us wish we'd gone for some decent pub grub instead. Instant or froozen mash (not sure) led to one of us commenting that it wasn't as expected when the waitress came to clear the plates to which she responded that she hadn't cooked it!!!????? The setting is perfect but the food and the services on offer don't match any expectations and we definitely won't go again. it's almost like we were interrupting the staff's peaceful Sat night in an empty restaurant. Complimentary water on the table looked like it had been there for a few days. It's a proper old-fashioned place and not welcoming at all, this place should be buzzing and getting its fair share of business during the summer season but I can't see anyone wanting to spend quality time and cash in a perfect setting with disinterested staff and a general feeling of 'not happening'. Shame.
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