We were fortunate to finish a meal just before a rather large party took to their seats. I think this was a one off with cutlery and all that, but we were glad to have finished already.
The staff were exceptional and attentive without being intrusive.
Drinks were delivered as we savoured the menu and specials clearly marked on the board. The staff could advise on things and one even went to clarify things with the chef.
I've never seen my wife finish an entire plate of food before, and was wowing about all aspects of her dish, with some lamb-cutlets taking centre-stage. She had requested that the outside fat to be crisped-off and the chef duly obliged.
I had the beef and horseradish pie, and I was clearly struggling towards the end, but it was an absolute delight.
It's just a damn shame that it's stuck on an island, and the prospect of us popping out for a nice meal there is rather remote, as we live in South Manchester - about 6 hours away.
Nevertheless it is unsurpassed in pub food, and the menus simply tell you what's going to be on your plate, rather than some self-indulgent pretentious waffle.
Well done to all, and put it on your list and just pray that the party we thankfully had missed hasn't made a booking.
Extremely good value for money, as I've paid more and settled for a lot less. If their prices increase just because it's good it might not work. The current business model will no doubt ensure that the Stag will thrive, and one day The Big Fish may hopefully return
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