Having raved about the food and the place just after it had a revamp over a year ago i went again expecting good things but I was very disappointed. Went with friends who had never been before. Saturday evening with a wedding do in progress! Our friends had arrived before us and had sat at a table within the bar area. In fairness we were asked if we wanted to move to a huge table in a back room but decided to stay put as the other table and room seemed characterless. Big mistake! The noise from the wedding was tremendous! The music was extremely loud (we had gone for what we thought would be a quiet meal). It didnt help that the two doors out of the wedding room were constantly opening and at at some stages being left open increasing the noise! Guests were in and out and seated in the bar area with some of them shouting and swearing! There is a bar within the function room ! There appeared to be only three toilets available for all the wedding and the rest of the pub and there appeared to be no check on these throughout the night. By 10.30pm they were in a terrible state! No toilet paper in any of them. People were then using the paper towels and these were all over the floor and the wash basins and the floors in the toilets were wet through. In the toilet i went in to there were lemons on the floor! I informed the young man behind the bar as to the state of them but surely someone should be monitoring these! And so to the food! I had soup which was lovely and I then had the plaice from the Specials board off the bone as did my husband. The plaice was fine but this was served with four new potatoes and just over a teaspoon of spinach. Very poor! Come on! My husband was still hungry and so was I ! Veg costs nothing in the overall scheme of things and this was a poor show.. ! I finished with a tea which came in a huge teapot and is obviously used for breakfasts.. No chocolate.. nothing!! Again no attention to detail!! The price of this meagre dish was £14.50! I note that Andrew who was I think the bar manager has returned to The Waddington Arms! Could this be why things have gone downhill! I would have difficulty recommending this place again now after our experience especially with so many other excellent restaurants within the area! We paid nearly £100 for his and would think twice about returning..
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