Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Food

Bar food times: 12 - 2, 6 - 9 (9.15 Fri, 9.30 Sat) ; 12 - 7 Sun

Quite a choice of well liked food includes sandwiches, chilli-crusted duck with pineapple carpaccio, spring onion and lime dressing, pulled spicy chicken with soft tacos, guacamole, shredded lime and sour cream, ham, free-range eggs and skinny fries, slow-cooked lamb shoulder with chorizo dauphinoise and pea and mint purée, beer-battered cod and chips, chicken breast with candied carrots and pancetta and sage sauce, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and raspberry trifle with raspberry sorbet; they also offer a two- and three-course menu (not Fri evenings or weekends).

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Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
guide approved
Wine Award
Wine Award
Food Award
Food Award

Information

Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Piped Music
Piped Music
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Bar

Rating and Comments

3/5
1147 votes cast
The inside of this pub is very small - it's like going for a drink in someone's lounge
If this is "The Good Pub Guide's" Pub of the Year then the publication should consider changing it's name. I travelled some way to go for lunch and there is nothing remotely "pubby" about this place. I would say it's more a restaurant with a tiny bar area for a drink. My heart sank at the expensively printed menus indicating that it doesn't change too often and reminiscent of those omnipresent "pubs" next to a Little Chef on every main road and roundabout. There were some daily dishes which I chose and which was nicely cooked and presented but the food and the whole place was formulaic. Absolutely no atmosphere. Staff friendly and welcoming, no complaints there, apart from service being a little too brisk and referred to as "madam" the whole time, but really like being in an "adults only" Enterprise Inn, which is exactly what it was. My local pub has roaring log fires, home-cooked, regularly changing, food, great selection of ales etc and would knock this place into a cocked hat. I would love to know the criteria for winning "Pub of the Year". Is it sponsored by Enterprise Inns?
Having visited many times in the past in the evening, as a couple or in a group, I would agree that you came away feeling that you'd had a special time!
We have recently visited at lunchtime as a party of 4 and as a party of 13 celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary. On both these occasions the food was up to standard but there was a distinct lack of service. There was a lack of attention to detail; we had to ask to order drinks, meals served but with a delay before the vegetables arrived, long delay between courses etc.
We left the 60th apologising to our party as we had recommmended the venue and other than 4 of us, people had travelled from afar. We felt let down.

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