Visited this pub many times before, it has a view of Corfe Castle that is just awesome. Went to the pub last week, twice. The first time I had beef burger and chips, hubby had jerk chicken. His chicken was nice but was a chicken leg, so not huge, and it wasn't exactly cheap, my burger was nice but not as hot as I'd like, but after waiting almost an hour for it I didn't want to bother complaining. It tasted nice so that was something. Then a few nights later we wanted to go to the Castle Inn but couldn't park, so decided to go to the Scott Arms again. I only wanted a starter as I wanted to have a dessert too so I ordered tomato soup and my hubby ordered a pork dish. We knew we'd probably have to wait a while, based on the previous meal so were then astounded when within 5 minutes of ordering our meals they came out. They clearly can't have been cooked from fresh as there wasn't enough time. The soup was nice but came with strange bread fingers that were almost of a brioche texture, rather than crusty bread. It wasn't unpleasant, just a bit strange. My hubby's pork meal was nice but not big by any means. He said it was ok, but the amount of pork on it was small, I'd have thought double the amount of pork would have been value for money but the amount he got, it wasn't worth the money paid. I then looked at the menu and ordered a treacle tart and ice cream, treacle tart is one of my fav puds so I was looking forward to it. It came out quickly (with a choc pudding for my son who didn't want anything else to eat) but the waiter called it 'apple cake'. I took a bite and it did taste of apple, which was weird as I have never had treacle tart taste of apple. I even went up to the manager and asked him, was it definitely treacle tart? He assured me it was. I sat back down and took another mouthful, but... It really wasn't good. It had clearly been microwaved and was stodgy, had no flavour other than Apple and it was actually hard to get my spoon through it. The ice cream was gorgeous, it's made at the farm next door to the pub and it's really lovely but it couldn't make up for a really horrible treacle tart. I did then go up to pay for the meal and mentioned this to the manager, who apologised and did, to be fair, take the price of the pudding off the bill. It's such a shame as it's a lovely pub with a stunning view but something isn't right, you can't serve customers reheated food and expect them to be happy about it. after we left the pub we went to the Castle Inn for a drink and overheard lots of people saying how great the food is and we will be going there in future, not the Scott Arms, other than for a drink anyway. Shame.
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