We visited The Woolpack on a warm Sunday evening, attracted by claims of great food in the pub's leaflets... Oh how we were disappointed!
The main plus of the premises is of course is it's scenic location and it is truly lovely, however the pub doesn't seem to know what it wants to be - outside is a large terrace with picnic bench seating and a country feel, inside is a tacky cocktail bar vibe complete with giant TV screen showing Sky Sports.
We ordered our meals from the extensive menu but when they arrived it was a major let-down. The 'Pie Of The Day' was cumberland sausage topped with 'creamy mashed potato' and accompanied by vegetables - what was presented bore little resemblance. A feeble portion of sausage chunks topped by a dry scab-like crust of overcooked potato was accompanied by a pile of the most repulsive greasy & soggy chips I've ever experienced.
My partner went for the tuna pizza which she reported had possibly been waved over a tin of tuna, so little was actually on top.
Because of The Woolpack's location, it has something of a captive audience, I would advise a trip half a mile up the road to Boot village, where there are two much superior eating establishments.More
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