We were a group of four mountain bikers looking for sustenance after a cold winters day on the hills.
We called on spec to find a full restaurant but a helpful member of staff suggested waiting in the bar until a table became available. A very old friendly and atmospheric bar had a good selection of real ales. Earlier than expected we were called to the restaurant where on being presented with the menus our first impression was the exceptional good prices. However keen pricing does not make a great meal but with out exception all four of us really enjoyed our meals. The poached egg and black pudding starter and the pheasant main courses were highlights and the deserts did not disappoint. Through out the meal service was excellent despite the restaurant being filled to capacity.
The only disappointment being we were all so impressed that we tried to book the following night but we’re told there was no room as they had a large party.
In my opinion you would have to travel a long way to beat this combination of value, quality and service and judging from its popularity a lot of people think like wise.