First I'd like to start by saying this is my 3rd time here, the restaurant is a lovely placed in lovely village and the food is normally spot on. That's where it ends, everything else about this place is disappointing now it's been taken over by new owners.
My family and I, which my little boy and inlaws went for a special meal on 29th June, Sunday lunch.
The first part of the disappointment was the staff at the bar, clearly very stressed and unhappy. While I was at the bar the staff where arguing over, where the card machine was, where the jugs where for the milk and he was also moaning about the coffee machine wasn't working! Just what you want to hear on a nice relaxing sunny Sunday :-( bad start!
We got to are table which seemed to have about 5 flies flying round are heads. Then the menu came, for Sunday lunch we had the option for roast beef, mackerel or veggie risotto. Which I don't like any of those, which is my fault I should have checked the menu before going.
I asked if they had any other meat, even just a chicken breast, but no! The weird thing is they had crackling without the pork, so I ordered veggie Sunday lunch with crackling :-/.
When the food came the disappointment really kicked in: the gravy was sooooo sweet, my little boy wouldn't eat his at all! I couldn't eat the gravy also, which didn't really matter as all I had was 1 Yorkshire pudding, 2roast potatoes and carrots an peas, how boring! The beef on the other dinners was so tough, I felt sorry for my mother in law trying to give hers away to the men. Which then wouldn't take. The stressed out waitress asked if everything was ok, the in laws said yes. I didn't look up, my little boy said no it's disgusting he's only 4. I didn't say anything because my in laws don't feel comfortable with saying, and it was a treat for them.
When the bill came I was shocked to see they had charged use £13 for my meal, which I clearly didn't eat and enjoy. The rest of the dinners where £16 each, I would be embarrassed charging that price for that low standard of food.
As the week went on I though I need to phone and talk to the manager, which was a waste of time! To cut a long story short, all she said was she was sorry, it was the first week of opening and she wasn't there was didn't really know how it went. Maybe if she was there the poor staff would know what's going on and wouldn't have been so stressed. She also said give it a few week and try them again when there more sorted, I replied it's not worth the 15min drive to be honest.
And not the forget the flies!!!