Arriving around 6pm mid-week we walked through the restaurant part of this typical English pub. The farthest part of the restaurant which was almost a lean-to extension was the only area with laid tables and a few customers. We were welcomed but within a minute another waitstaff came in and, looking at some notes, pleasantly apologised as all the tables were booked, mainly (we understood) by guests staying there.
We were invited to eat at the pub side and walked through the dark, empty, inner restaurant and around the corner into the small pub side, which seats 20-25, and was almost full with very casually dressed couples, many in shorts, who seemed to be locals. We were given both the pub and the restaurant menu.
The pub menu offered some salads, a soup, and mainly English pub staples like beef stew, shepherds pie, bangers and mash, fish & chips. Prices were $7-12 apart from the fish & chips which was $16 and was also on the restaurant menu at the same price. The restaurant menu was fancier, with chicken, lamb, beef Wellington, steak, roast beef and the like; most entrees were between $30-36.
We shared an excellent, crispy battered fish with OK fries and went back the next evening for the same (we were staying nearby and there's nothing else within 15" down some hairpin bends - and it's not as easy as you'd think to find crispy deep fried battered fish back in England, the home of fish& chips). The portion was large so we took away the shepherds pie for later, but it was disappointing; we couldn't finish as it was too bland and gloopy.
There were only 2 staff in the whole place so far as we could tell. On our first visit they nicely asked us to call after 9.30am next day if we wanted to make a booking as they were not authorized to do so.
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