Teled the week before to check if open for food -yes,every day and Mondays-pleasant woman added,would be pleased to see you! We went on the Tuesday !!,Useful car park at the side off- road,garden,but this was 6.30 evening October..Inviting front,little lights not detracting from a view into the Inn of a well stocked bar to the right,and to left a dining room/ area.Although empty ,a girl at the bar greeted us,spoke good English,with the accent of distant European in those James Bond movies.
My friend asked for a drink-which I d never heard of-and neither the girl-(apparently ,an Italian beer!) I asked for just a small real ale -oh,dear ,not on- tonight.No ,problem.
Given menus,walked into a nice restaurant,good tables,chairs,not a huge place ,but tables not huddled together,open fire -gas flame-burning,lovely quirk-china displayed around,with display cabinets-best of all,big prop.fans hanging from the ceiling-brought you back to the movies,Bogart and Lauren ,perhaps Singapore!
Pleasant ,perhaps local ,young waitress,obliging ,and coming forward ,regularly to get order,but not pushy-good approach.First ,choice-oh,dear,not on tonight.Jokingly,I said to the Bond girl-,you will have to help,here,we are restaurant,journalists,all 3 things we asked for,so far,-not on. We were nt complaining,really making light of it.It was a big menu-would you keep the lot-on a Tuesday night in W.Wales?
We both chose,basically,cod and chips!-this was beautiful quality,beautifully cooked.Waiting for this was a good sign-it was nt a fast food place.We were asked a good 3 times if all ok.Ordering a second beer,the Bond girl came forward with a sample glass of the real ale-she had remembered- she came over to say it was now ow.I ordered..
We did not have a sweet -but saw good looking stuff going to an another table.Best coffee I have had for decades in a restaurant,nice china as well.
We came in at 6.30 and left at 10.45.I was later told that they were interested to know we were food journalists-so I came clean, we were not-and told them the Inn was very good,the staff /service were very good-it was noticeably better than many big starred restaurants-not pricey for a full evening.Recommend to anyone.(Would I make a food journalist!)
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