We booked a table via 'phone easily to have a casual lunch.
Staff welcoming and booking confirmed. The space is comfortable and as other reviews have described is old tavern style with ceiling beams etc.
Service was friendly, informative (there are specials) and attentive. The...menu offers plenty choice for most and includes small plate options for some mains.
We opted for starters of a smoked fish and salmon chowder and duck spring roll. The soup served with warm crusty sourdough and butter was absolutely delicious. The spring roll, so often an easy way out in restaurants was absolutely stuffed full with duck, in a great pastry served with cashews, spring onions, cucumber and dipping sauce.
Our mains were a small plate battered haddock and chips, and chargrilled gammon steak which came with chips, coleslaw, fried egg and red onion, rocket, tomato salad. The gammon was properly chargrilled, tasty and generous, chips plentiful. I ordered this for nostalgia because it must be the 1970s since i last had gammon steak with the ubiquitous tinned pineapple ring on top and took a fancy. Thankfully the dish here was a completely different beast alltogether from that, another level, delicious. The fish and chips small plate was plentiful with lovely piece of haddock, crisp batter and non greasy chips.
We had no room for the tempting desserts.
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere and staff. Lovely fresh cooked food and very reasonable prices. Definitely added to our list of places to lunch.More