We were staying locally and decided to visit on the last night of our holiday in Wadebridge. Everything else about our time in Cornwall was fantastic and the plan was for a lovely meal to round off our holiday..........that was the plan anyway!
Arrived about 8pm and were advised by a rather abrupt and officious lady that there was a 30 minute wait for food and we could have a drink and peruse the menu while we waited. We had my 2 young children with us but 30 minutes didn't seem too bad. It was apparent quite quickly that the pub was understaffed and the barman under a lot of pressure serving waiting parties and the occupied tables.
We were advised to order quickly as a large party were arriving? and this may delay our food so decided to order and settle back with a drink or two. While we were sat there a couple ventured in and were immediately stopped by the 'rude lady' and told there were no seats and they'd have to wait in the bar! It was at this stage that we started to feel a bit unwelcome.
Anyway, the 30 minute wait became an hour and the first of our dishes arrived. Lukewarm Scampi and chips.......followed by nothing else for the remainder of our party. By this stage the kids were becoming a bit impatient. It transpired that this dish wasn't meant for our table so our food was still not on the way. 3 parties that arrived after us had by now been fed..........
90 minutes in and we decided enough was enough and asked to speak to the 'rude lady' who I assume was the boss/proprietor/landlady. She disappeared at this stage and our complaint was heard by the barman who I felt quite sorry for. To his credit he waived the bill for the drinks.
So we left hungry after an hour and a half. I'm sure this place serves some lovely food and is probably well run when it's quiet. My advice would be to avoid if busy and good luck getting past the 'rude lady'. The takeaway curry we had down the road was brilliant!!
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