Formerly L'Auberge at The Black Lion.
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We weren't impressed with the food - shame because we liked everything else, the service was good, staff were friendly & quick, and wines (£5.5 - £7 per glass) were lovely.
My partner had a roast beef (£12) - came with enormous amount of soggy sliced courgette. He said the beef was tender enough, but didn't like any of the trimmings. The potato looked pale & stale.....it would look like that if cooked the day before, refrigerated & reheated without enough oil. The courgette was cooked for too long. The worst of all was the Yorkshire pudding - half an inch pancake disc - one of those that didn't rise in the oven.
I simply cannot believe anyone who calls themselves as "a chef" and allows a food to be served in such a state.
I had asparagus & mushroom linguini (£10), in a pool of oil - must have been "drizzled" but too much. The pasta was slightly over-cooked, with close-cup mushroom rather than any other kind. Not enough seasonings. It was still edible, comparing to the awful roast.
It's a nice pub. Lots of flowers in the garden in the summer. Nice atmosphere, so we might go back for a drink but we wouldn't dare trust any food there again - their chips may be soggy & bread may be stale too!
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Food 0 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 1
Monday, July 26, 2010