Prior to popping across the road I had had a nice haircut, shaved off the sideburns and 1970s moustache from playing in Abigail's Party, put some washing on the line and had a bath. If I may say so myself, I looked very presentable in my lilac shirt, olive green jacket, black leather shoes and moleskin trousers.
I had a glass of chilled dry white wine pre-lunch in their bar and was ushered into the dining room. I loved the 'no mobile phone allowed' sign by the bar! I like to relax when I'm eating not have some idiot discussing their business or private affairs within earshot of all and sundry. "Hello! I'm eating some peas!"
I went for the roast lamb carvery option and was served by the amiable thai chef. Additonally I went for the roast potatoes and red cabbage and carrots and mint sauce. The lamb was beautifully cooked and the roasties were to die for - nothing fancy just traditional roast potatoes -f luffy insde with a hint of saltiness. I also liked the red cabbage - sweet and slightly crunchy.
This meal was a bit of an indulgence for me as I can't really afford restuarants being unemployed. In this regard I declined the sweet/dessert menu and the whole meal and wine cost just £8. I would certainly go back again. The service was professional and unintrusive. The main course was only £5 and they also offered two courses for £7.50. That would be a main and a starter, for example.
The 12 to 2pm lunchtime menu is currently as follows:
Monday and Wednesday; Traditional carvery.
Thursday: Homemade traditonal pies.
Friday: A variety of tradional fish.
Sunday: Traditional English Sunday lunch.
On Friday evenings they offer a East meets West night. Traditional British cuisine meets authenic thai cuisine. Served from 7pm until 9pm. Two courses only £10.
This is the 'new look' me after lunch.