Review by Bob Henry on 7th June, 2010
Add your review Date visited: 2008
New owners & Chef Well done even better than before Food choice excellent and quality to match. Wines a grand selection. Looked at accommodation and it looks better than the £80.00 for a double room would suggest. Be back early next month
Date visited: 2008
Review by Fiona Hardman on 29th April, 2007
Add your review Date visited: 28th April
Disappointing. Stayed here several times in the past for the restaurant's atmosphere and great food. Things have taken a nose dive. We started in the now tiny bar area for an apperitif and were surprised to find the Kir being served in a red wine glass. We moved on to the restaurant which has a lovely mix of furniture but the old cream carpet was filthy. Our £20 bottle of red was already open on the table and had not been presented to us. The great wine list of the past has gone and is now dull and limited. We shared an antipasti misto. Thick cuts of salami and chorizo were put at the edge of the table and we had to ask for additional plates which were also plonked on the edge of the table for us to serve ourselves.Ever hopeful we thought our mains would be better. Sadly the lamb shank had not been cooked long enough and was tough, sinewy, and under seasoned. It was in a red wine gravy apparently but there can't have been more than a tablespoon of wine in the gravy. All this sat on some slimy leek mash that was a shade of grey. The brocolli and carrots were cooked to perfection! The cheese was acceptable but was served with a selection of cheeses biscuits that smacked of the 1970s. I think the chef was having a lie in the following morning, perhaps he was off colour the night before? The manager cooked our breakfast inbetween smoking a fag over his mug of coffee. We were served a poached egg on trangles of processed white toast. The accomodation also needs an overhaul which is long overdue. Unless they get their act together, don't bother, 4/10.
Date visited: 28th April