Was really looking forward to a meal at the Ramblers Retreat after a 8 mile walk.
we had 2 very good bottles of beer also called Ramblers-but the food!
We were going to order the open sandwiches, (thick farmhouse bread), but after seeing someone elses the bread clearly comes from a packet- it was a perfect square.
So we ordered a Ramblers Platter for 2 cost £11.95- it consisted of hand craved ham enought for 2 but the rest-----
3 small peices of cheese, 1 spring onion- yes I repeat 1 spring onion , halve a stick of celery( both to share)-how do you share a spring onion!!. There was a cheaply made pork pie cut into 2( not locally sourced unless you count Tesco in Uttoxeter). A small part baked baguette again to share, 4 pats of hard butter, 4 thin slices of tomato( not even a tomato each), 4 cheap silver skinned pickled onions,some nice chutney, and loads of tasteless cheap flat lettuce. This wasn't a platter for 2 !!!!.
My husband decide to have an icecream after seeing other peoples and he did enjoy it. I tried to ask for a muffin thinking they would be homemaded, but after listening to the staff conversation about what they had - the were clearly mass maufactured. The icing on the cake was my so called cappuccino- why do people think they can sell these from a push button machine -you need a proper milk steamer- so on seeing it I asked for my money back , listening to an excuse that the machine wasn't working--so why sell it to me in the first place.
Its a lovely place but the food is over priced for what it is.
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