This turned out to be a lovely lunch with my in laws. I say this because our welcome was not that great. Once we’d arrived and parked the car we headed towards the outside dining marquee. As we approached I was asked if I’d reserved a table and with this he alerted a lady who I presumed was the manager. Our name was taken and we was pointed to a rickety park bench table outside of the dining area. When we questioned this we were told in an abrupt manner that they were fully booked and this was our table. We took our seats but felt we wouldn’t be able to enjoy our lunch sitting here. Also at this time which was 12.30 pm the dining area was empty. We then approached someone who looked like he was in charge of reservations and once he’d looked at the bookings offered us a table that had to be returned by 3 pm. We said thank you that’s perfect and headed into the dining area. I am happy to say that this was the only downside to the day as the rest of the staff couldn’t have been more pleasant and polite along with enjoying some delightful pub grub. So once we were comfortable we looked at the very extensive menu that had a large selection of starters , mains & desserts. We started with a nice bottle of french rose wine and then placed our orders.
We chose the Chicken Liver Pate , Prawn & smashed Avocado Cocktail , Smoked Mackerel Pate & Sticky Chicken on Asian Slaw. We all thought the starters were perfectly cooked , nicely presented and tasted delicious.
Smoked Mackerel Pate
Now onto our mains where we chose the Blue Boar Cheeseburger , Fish & Chips , Slow Cooked Jack Daniels Pork Ribs & Cajun Chicken Burger plus a side order of onion rings. The mains were a generous size and once again the food nicely cooked so no complaints here from anyone. All the time being asked by the staff if everything was ok and if we did need anything to just ask.
Cajun Chicken Burger
We then finished with some good old fashioned pub desserts of Homemade Jam Roly Poly , Sticky Toffee Pudding & Chef’s Banoffee Mess and to say the were all fantastic would be an understatement.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Chef’s Banoffee Mess
This brought to and end a fabulous lunch where the food and service was excellent. Just a shame about the beginning but definitely the rest of the young team and the food more than made up for it. So yes I would recommend booking a table and I’ll hopefully look to return when like everywhere else the restaurant is fully open.