16/12/2015 Peter R, Dursley, United Kingdom
It always gives me much pleasure when I can say something good about a meal out, after all when we are paying for a meal we expect to get not just value for money but that little extra that makes the ... more
It always gives me much pleasure when I can say something good about a meal out, after all when we are paying for a meal we expect to get not just value for money but that little extra that makes the experience just a little bit special. The friendly welcome is a good start, and reasonable personal service is another factor. We have had these before which has made our meal enjoyable.
Sadly neither were in evidence when we went for a meal lunchtime today December 16 2015 at the Best Western The Compass Inn, where my wife and I met up with her sister and husband.
Being a lunchtime especially early (12 noon) we have got used to being the first ones to get there, however the welcome was completely off-handed and then to have to go out of the restaurant to ask for someone to serve us was not what one expects.
The menu, when it finally arrived, was filled with what I believe in the publishing trade is called white space, that it there was minimal choose and what was on there was expensive.
As it happened the choice each of us made was nicely presented and very tasty. Sadly for me that is the only good thing I can say about our lunchtime get together before Christmas. So completely different to the last time we four had a meal there.
It is not a place to which we will return! less