As a regular visitor to the bar for food and drink in the past, I looked forward to treating my parents to a celebratory meal on their trip over from York - maybe not my best idea this year! The food was at best OK: pies were flavoursome; ham hock bland. However the service was very poor. The waitress (I assume she was new) didn't appear to have a clue about the menu and had to keep running back to the kitchen to get answers to our questions, e.g. what veg came with the pie? does the soup have cream in it?
Very slow service to get our initial drinks and take our order, and once the mains arrived they still got my mother's request wrong (no mash please, just plain veg. It came with mash and no veg). The table was slow to be cleared, with empty and unused wine glasses piling up.
This once exciting eatery has introduced a new menu, competitively priced and with a good range of options. The food is passable but not anything to rave about; the service is dire and based on last night's experience we will not be back in the foreseeable future. The bill of £116 for 4 people with drinks was reasonable; the service not worthy of a tip.
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