We went to this pub for an evening meal, their website and menu promised great, home cooked food that was a little better than the usual pub grub you might expect.
When we got there, it was very quiet, maybe three other couples already there.
There were no menus - the food is written on the wall on a chalkboard. Bit disappointed to find that I couldn't have an alternative to chips - like jacket potato - the menu on the website said they did them. I ordered fish and chips, my partner had the duck breast with "garlic fried potatoes".
45 minutes later, our food arrived on smaller than average plates - especially for the type of premises. My fish was the usual sort of offering- certainly overcooked, as were the frozen chips it came with. My partner's duck was also overcooked, despite asking for it to be cooked medium rare. The garlic fried potatoes had no garlic in them either, but plenty of pink peppercorns which meant that was all he could taste. I would suggest that the food had been cooked by someone who was maybe covering for the chef - the boy who brought the food didn't come back and ask if it was ok, like he had done with the other customers. We ended up going to the bar to chase the bill so we could leave. The landlord, after keeping me waiting some time so he could argue with one of his regulars what bar bill they had run up so far, asked if everything was ok. I was a bit reluctant, and he said was there a problem, so I said "Well, yes actually my chips were very burnt". He said "you should have said so, we don't know unless you tell us, we're not mind readers". To be honest, I wouldn't have had the cheek to bring the plate out with food on it that was pretty obviously burnt. And the fact I left them all was another indication.
Very disappointing overall; hardly cheap either, and poor service to boot. I speak as I find, and would have been equally quick to praise had it been warranted. We will not be returning.