I've eaten here a few times in recent years. As someone else has pointed out, at times this pub can get extremely busy. I wouldn't fancy my chances of a good experience on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon during the summer months as this restaurant is completely surrounded by different garden centres.
The food here has always been good and the staff are always friendly.
There is a huge car park so parking shouldn't ever be a problem.
There is a playground on the grounds which makes a huge difference to my kids when we are deciding where to eat.
Personally I find the prices very similar to any other pub menu in the area.
I haven't set foot in here for a few years even though it's easy access from my office, I went there for a colleagues leaving lunch. The menus have changed slightly, not a lot, basic easy cook meals with little or no imagination. I had a chicken Caesar salad with bacon and a side order of cheese smothered chips. Looked quite appetising until I cut into the chicken and found it under cooked, so the bacon Caesar salad was quite nice, the smothered chips never materialised, one can only assume the smothering the infringes someone's human rights not to harm potatoes that may have had a traumatic start in life. Let's hope I can convince other colleagues to lunch elsewhere if they decide to leave!
I just had lunch here with my wife. This is a beautiful old pub that has good atmosphere. i particularly enjoyed sitting in their conservatory which looks as if it was built in the Victorian era. The plates are beautifully presented and the service is good too. The only problem is the lack of flavour in the food. It is slightly on the bland side. On the other hand, maybe I'm asking too much of fish 'n chips!
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