We decided to have a drive out and have lunch here, use to live in a local village and used this hotel and restaurant on a regular basis when we were children. Arrived it was very quiet, shown straigh... more
We decided to have a drive out and have lunch here, use to live in a local village and used this hotel and restaurant on a regular basis when we were children. Arrived it was very quiet, shown straight to the restaurant though like to have a drink in the bar first. There was one other two in restaurant so it lacked a bit of atmosphere though a small party arrived as we were finishing.
Ordered from an extensive menu, plenty of choice which was nice to see. Waiter and waitress were very friendly - cannot fault them.
The starters arrived very quickly and no complaints at all. Once eaten they were soon cleared and the mains arrived. I had asked for rare roast beef if possible, and the waiter made a point of saying they had cut into the middle of the joint to find the rarest piece. Which was kind of them and good service, as I tucked in I realised the only thing missing was a Yorkshire pudding, to be honest the waiter came across half way through and asked if everything was ok and I mentioned this and off he went to locate one, it had just been missed off. Easy mistake. Two soon arrived with a jug of gravy. Have to say the Yorkshire Pudds were far from the best, think they had been sat drying out for some time, and I almost regretted asking for them! I attempted to eat one but soon gave up. The beef on the other hand was so tender and certainly highly worth recommending.
Deserts were from a fridge cabinet in the restaurant, cannot say it was the best cheesecake, came with a very very sweet compote - think cream would have been better.
We had coffee served in the lounge which again was empty.
Overall a nice meal, one or two points that do not get my 5th star, but would recommend and would certainly re-visit at some point and the staff really are very friendly and professional and would say they certainly earnt my 4th star. less