We visited the restaurant for a birthday meal during July 2019 knowing we had seen improvement in the bar snacks over the last few years (regular lunches after golf during 2018).
I decided to try the hotel for an evening meal and on the whole found the food below par for hotel standards. The restaurant was busy do to a large golf party being catered for. Starters were on the whole good and came quickly. We had a longer wait for the mains due to how busy the kitchen was and the steak and ale pies being made from scratch. A few of our party had fish and chips , the fish was fine but the chips were very dry included a large amount small "scraps". The cheese, potato and onion pie was scorching hot inside and overall with chips and peas was too dry and needed some sort of sauce or looser pie fillings.The steak and ale pie was the main reason for the three star rating, praise for hand made pies yes but a pie needs to be deep filled with tasty gravy, these had hot steak sandwich style meat in the bottom and not a lot else.If the right ingredients are not available take it off the menu , do not serve sub standard pies.
Puddings were good with the sticky toffee pudding being superb , only the fruit salad was given the thumbs down due to the skin on some of the fruit being hard to digest and size of portion being small with no choice of cream to go with it.
Just a honest appraisal of the food , the staff were polite and always on hand when needed. less