This pub always had a good reputation so we decided to take a foreign visitor to experience a proper English pub. The poor chap behind the bar was also dashing back and forth to take food orders and also to wait at table!
I was very disappointed with my meal (plaice, which was lovely; and a very small salad) I was offered new potatoes or chips and said that I would like salad and salad with my fish (calorie counting at the mo) - well, if that was double salad I dread to think what a single portion was. As the staff member was so pressed serving drinks, meals etc I did not feel that I could waylay him to question the quantity of salad served.
Both the others enjoyed their meals, though again portions were smallish. The roast didn't have a great deal of meat & the fish and chips nice fish, small portion of chips - no peas or garnish.
Still hungry, so decided on puds. At £6 each we thought that might be a decent portion. But no. The bread and butter pudding was tiny, only 1.75" square! Inexpensive to produce, so why oh why give such a minute portion?! That was enough to decide not to go there again.
The 'old school banana split' looked bigger, but that was mainly squirty cream. So although the puds tasted good they were actually quite a disappointment.
The place itself was interesting, with old beams and pleasant areas. We were given a table in the room by the kitchen door, where another table was covered with the detritus of someone's untidy office work; a pair of shoes under the seat...... rather like my busy kitchen table at home!! But not what one expects when dining out.
The beer was excellent - St Austell Tribute Ale - so it was a happy time because that was a wonderful new find!
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