Visited the River & Rail on its second open day this year under the new owners and had a very pleasant experience.
There was a great atmosphere, friendly chatty staff and it was nice to see it fairly busy after being shut for so long, the refurbishment and decoration is very impressive and definitely has a 'special occasion' feeling in the Haywain restaurant. However it was a sunny day, so we sat on the lovely sunny terrace to eat our 3-course Sunday dinner.
We had one soup and scallops & black pudding for starters, which were beautifully presented, followed by fish & chips which was also excellently presented with very tasty handmade chips and also had pulled pork with a very tasty and unique 'apple crumble' with a respectable portion of vegetables and additional gravy boat of 'real tasty gravy'.
For deserts we had a chocolate brownie and a banoffee creme brûlée. I really recommend the creme brûlée and was one of the nicest deserts I have had!!
Looking forward to bringing all of my family for my birthday later this month, and also enjoying a canoe trip and a stop off there for lunch!!
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