We have driven past this Pub on many occasions over the past few years and often thought we should stop and try the food.
On Sunday we had been on our usual walk around Worth Matravers. We didn't go to our normal stop (the excellent Square and Compass) for a pasty but decided to try the Halfway.
Arriving at the Pub all the inside tables were reserved so after ordering ( 1 Roast Turkey, 1 sausage and mash, 1 Scampi and chips and 1 Burger and chips) we sat outside and waited...and waited.. Eventually a waitress came and asked if we had ordered food. When it came it was very poor. It had obviously been waiting in the kitchen for a time. Every item was luke warm/cold. The so called gravy on the sausage and mask was both oily and waterary at the same time (no mean feat) The 'mash' appeared to have been made with disks of potato hours previously. It was lumpy and tasteless. The gravy was cold and had a film of skin over it.The peas were OK!.
The roast consisted of a couple of slices of turkey, no trimmings, no stuffing, no Yorkshire pudding. It was accompanied by some over cooked french beans and what appeared to be the diced swede and carrots which you had with school dinners. It had a couple of roast potatoes (Aunt Bessie's finest) and again the waterary cold gravy.
The scampi was fine and the burger and chips was exactly that, a burger with some chips and a small serving of very plain handmade coleslaw. We had a pint of beer and two soft drinks.
The whole experience cost just short of £40.
No staff member followed up by asking us how our meals were etc.
We admit we should have complained but we were already tight for time and to be honest any professional chef/cook etc. would have known the food was so poor when they sent it out!
I guess we will go back to driving past this pub to and from our favourite walk!
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