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johnsul - 8 Nov 2014 10:02
Visited between Christmas and New Year for lunch with a family friend. Very disappointed with service which has not impoved in speed since our first visit 12 months ago. Most popular choices from menu were sold out within 1 hour of opening. Eventually chose a Nacho platter to share and fillet steaks for my friends. Had to wait nearly 30 minutes for starter and no extra plates or cutlery provided. Steaks looked more like sirloin than fillet, with one being presented as a crispy blob, instead of "well done". Only saving grace were the vegetables which were well cooked. I think that over two hours for a quick, plain meal was exceptionally slow. It appeared that two people were attending to diners and the bar and could not cope with the volume of people. Pity. It should have been much better.
TiggySE - 1 Jan 2012 14:50
nice pint not really my style of pub but a good one
johnsullivan - 5 Oct 2010 19:17
We've been there 3 or 4 times in the last year or so and have enjoyed our visit every time. The food is excellent and well presented with a wide range on the menu. The service was good as was the Harveys. Well worth dropping in.
nigmag - 4 Sep 2010 08:58
Visited last night on a lovely sunny evening.
Sat outside to begin with but moved inside after the starter as it got a bit chilly.
Really nice pub with welcoming bar staff and a varied and good selection of food which is very reasonably priced.
Had king prawns with chorizo to start which were delicious, then an 'Ultimate' burger (homemade 8oz burger with mozzarella, mushrooms, onion and bacon) which came with chips, salad dressing and a side salad and my g/f had the bacon and parmesan fishcakes with chips, salad dressing and a side salad. The meals were excellent and very tasty. In fact I didn't have enough room to sample any of the desserts and I did have my eye on the profiteroles.
Decor is pretty homely but this is a pub serving good food and not pretending to be a fancy restaurant.
Harveys was top notch and there seemed to be a good selection on the wine list.
As mentioned previously, bar staff attentive and on the ball as we moved from sitting outside to sitting at a different numbered table inside and the table number change was dealt with seamlessly.
Definitely worth a visit and we shall certainly be visiting again.
chunkypetersplat - 3 Jul 2010 19:41
Visited last night on a lovely sunny evening.
Sat outside to begin with but moved inside after the starter as it got a bit chilly.
Really nice pub with welcoming bar staff and a varied and good selection of food which is very reasonably priced.
Had king prawns with chorizo to start which were delicious, then an 'Ultimate' burger (homemade 8oz burger with mozzarella, mushrooms, onion and bacon) which came with chips, salad dressing and a side salad and my g/f had the bacon and parmesan fishcakes with chips, salad dressing and a side salad. The meals were excellent and very tasty. In fact I didn't have enough room to sample any of the desserts and I did have my eye on the profiteroles.
Decor is pretty homely but this is a pub serving good food and not pretending to be a fancy restaurant.
Harveys was top notch and there seemed to be a good selection on the wine list.
As mentioned previously, bar staff attentive and on the ball as we moved from sitting outside to sitting at a different numbered table inside and the table number change was dealt with seamlessly.
Definitely worth a visit and we shall certainly be visiting again.
chunkypetersplat - 3 Jul 2010 19:41
It's a typical main road pub. It looks quite inviting from the outside but very streriotypical restaurantish type of seating and nothing to get too exited about.
Having said that the food was okay and the beer was good, but there are pubs with better atmospheres in the area.

Worth a stop just to say you've been there.
flagship - 23 Dec 2008 01:13
Excellent in all respects. Welcome, service, food - offering a good selection of meat, fish and vegetarian (the stilton source is superb. A real must and better than others locally.
unhinged310 - 29 Mar 2007 11:20
Nice Pub - worth stopping on your journey
Good Harveys Beer and exellent food if somewhat expensive
rogerph - 20 Feb 2007 16:52
Very busy when we called, but despite this the service was excellent. A nice pint and no complaints about the menu. Definitely one we'd go back to.
mikeandjack - 24 Apr 2006 22:23
nice pub with good range of food and beers. although they ran out of most deserts at 1 on a sunday lunchtime, talk about planning ahead! if i wanted bloody banoffi pie i would have asked for it!
chasepaige - 16 Oct 2005 12:21
Visited for lunch. Good range of beers.

Pleasant deco, and outside tables in a well kept garden.

Food adequate, although a side salad consisted of a handful of lettuce leaves and two wafers of raw carrot. To be fair, a complaint to the waitress rapidly produced some additional components - sliced cucumber and tomato. Our complaint produced shocked disapproval from an adjacent table!

It's considered "Not British" to complain -which is why catering standards are so abysmal in many places.

Complain where necessary - keep them on their toes!
Vagabond - 2 Sep 2005 15:49
Roadside pub once known as the Stewards Enquiry. Has been through a number of changes of owner in last few years but is a genuine Free House, and latest owners have vastly improved its ambience and quality of ale and food. Harvey's Best and Old, Courage Ditrectors and other guest ales at time of writing. Worth a try, especially if you've been disappointed in the past.
Andy - 12 Oct 2004 19:00

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