We visited the pub whilst on an overnight stay at a local hotel, at around 3pm on a Saturday afternoon (19-10). It was a brief visit for a drink as we were searching out a venue for our evening meal later that day.
On arrival it was pretty much empty and went straight to the bar. My wife asked for a half of 'Rattler' cider, to which the barmaid replied, 'No, we only have bottles'. Having chosen and paid for alternative drinks, my wife inquired if there was any entertainment that evening, again another sharp 'NO' from the short haired, blonde barmaid.
We sat down by the fire and enjoyed our drinks and another couple went to the bar asked if lunch had finished, again another rude reply, 'NO, it's on all day'. By this time we started to frown at each other and questioned the attitude of the person behind the bar.
On leaving our table, the barmaid cleared the glasses immediately, not a thank you for your custom, have a nice day or please call again, in sight.
I know the Lizard is miles away from nowhere and life can get boring out in the sticks in the off season, so I would have thought a little interaction with fellow locals who live closer to civilisation may bring a little culture to the village, obviously not on this occasion.
I know the pub serves Carlsberg which is probably the best Lager in the world, but in our opinion on this occasion the Top House has probably the worst barmaid in the world.
Needless to say we ate and were entertained elsewhere!
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