Visited with family on Boxing Day. There were no other diners throughout our meal. All the food, (scampi x 2, fish and chips and fish pie x 2) were clearly frozen. The fried fish was extremely small and over fried, the scampi was accompanied with about five chips as was the fish and the fish pie was inedible. The sauce was so runny we could have drunk it through a straw. It tasted disgusting. Im not a fussy eater and would usually eat what I'm given even if not keen but I just couldn't.
We complained to the young and obviously inexperienced waiter who took it into chef. The kitchen was only a few feet away and I could see chef through the window. I believe he tasted it. He agreed to deduct them from the bill.
At no point, despite being able to see us through the window, did chef come out to explain himself. Shame on you chef for letting your young waiter take the flak and shame on you for serving up muck. Suggest you go back to chef school.
If you are in the Fordingbridge area avoid at all cost. Go to the Cartwheel or the Bat and Ball instead.
Nb. I am reviewing the food in the pub not the rooms
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