Love this pub and love Axbridge. I also love most of the food here and the staff are on the whole attentative and friendly. What I don’t love are their Sunday roasts. This is the third time we’ve attempted a Sunday roast with family and...friends and sadly the last. I kicked myself for ordering it when it arrived at the table, and yet again it was sorely disappointing.
The beef was beyond chewy and inedible, the plates are 9” plates (slightly smaller than a dinner plate - makes it look like you’ve got more food on it), and a quarter of the plate was filled with mashed swede (a cheap plate filler). No offer of any condiments, horseradish, mustard, extra gravy etc - and it really needed extra gravy - so on the dry side.
What I didn’t do, and was very glad I didn’t, was order the cauliflower cheese. Definitely once bitten, twice shy with that particular side dish. The last time we tried it, it was a tiny dish with hard dry cauliflower in it.
Could we possibly ask the chefs to go and try the Sunday roasts at the White Horse in Mark, or the Queens in Bleadon - that’s what you call a Sunday roast!. And try their cauliflower cheese which bubbles and oozes creamy hot cheese over a large earthenware dish and makes you want to lick the bowl.
And last but by no means least, would it be possible to treat yourself to some new cutlery? The quality of the cutlery is atrocious, grey, flimsy and no cutting edge on the knife.
Despite my (yet again) sad and expensive Sunday roast, we live in hope and will be back to plough our way through the rest of the menu!More