Dined on the Sunday of the British F1 Grand Prix and Andy Murray's attempt to win Wimbledon. This meant many people arrived as soon as the tennis finished and the restaurant seemed to find it difficult to cope! The waitress Zoe was under great pressure but to her credit she maintained a cheerful disposition throughout. For a starter I ordered a mushroom vol au vent with crispy bacon. This was noteworthy only by the paucity of mushrooms. The Sunday roast pork was better and well cooked with plenty of vegetables although some (in particular the carrots) were overcooked. The plates for the main course were a weird shape making it difficult to keep all the veg on the plate! A triumph of artistic design over usefulness. Coincidentally, a few days later I ate in a restaurant in Essex that turned out to be part of the same chain (vintage Inns) and exactly to same menu was presented! This leads me to conclude that the Castle was staffed by competent cooks rather than inspirational chefs.
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