We went to the Jamaica Inn on the recommendation of a friend and as it was my wifes birthday we decided to try it out. We sat outside for a drink before our meal and to look at the menu. As they did not seem busy we took our time, and my wife settled on a Peking Duck. It said on the menu , pink in capitals therefore we expected that as they made a point of pointing this out that it would come pink. So after about 30mins of waiting (which was not unreasonable), we got our meal. My meal was fine, good pub fare but my wife was presented with an overdone duck sat swimming in a greasy pool of fat which we were informed was gravy ??? Peking Duck with gravy ???? We were told that the grease was coming from the chilli butter that accompanied the dish and that was it. Eventually they took it back and my wife asked that the sauce ?! come separately so as not to cause the greasiness. It arrived after a 20min wait with the same said grease on the side. The only way i can describe it is the remnants in the bottom of a roasting tin after roasting a chicken, it was thin, covered in oil and disgusting. When i tried to complain to the manager she was not interested and said that it was made with a roux and that was how it was supposed to be. I then went straight up to get the bill and lo and behold they charged me £15 for the duck !!! Considering i had not much luck with the manager i just paid for all the drinks and my meal even left £3 extra and gave her the bill and said i would not be paying for the duck. She then followed me out of the restaurant and demanded that i pay for the duck as my wife had ate it. I refused and she said that if i did not give her my name and my number that she would be reporting me for not paying the bill !! Im sure there are other people who have had great meals here, but i for one will not be returning.
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