Sadly, having had a couple of drinks in here previously and really loved the place, I decided to go recently for the bar food.When the fish pie arrived, I suspected something might be wrong by the anaemic potato lid- it didn't look like it had seen an oven, never mind the fact we had been waiting over 40minutes.
As it was, it was stone cold in the middle, and barely warm round the edges.Having sent it back, I had the pleasure of watching my friend eat her welsh rarebit, which she did enjoy. I also had my chips to eat, which are undoubtably delicious.
Around 15minutes later, the fish pie came back. Still anaemic, still only lukewarm in the middle. Having spoken to the manager about it, he told me he'd come to my table to see. He managed to pop over around another 10 minutes later, not particularly bothered by the fact that the kitchen of his gastropub can't even heat up a fish pie.
He offered us a free glass of wine, which was accepted with a sigh - but really, it's not the point is it?I love the feel of the place, the drinks are good, it's not unreasonably priced, the open fires are lovely, but on this occasion the food - which for a gastropub is supposed to be central - was a real disappointment.I will try it again, and advise others to do so as well, but on this occasion, it just wasn't up to the job.