It is some years since I visited the Sportsman (my loss). Dropped in today with my granddaughter for some lunch. What a treat! A friendly, warm welcome when we arrived; a good and varied choice of meals on the blackboard.
We both opted for the steak and scampi at £10.50, one medium-rare and one well-done. They came cooked exactly as they had been ordered, with chips, peas, mushrooms and 8 pieces of very decent scampi. A bowl of onion rings on the side to share were perfect (real onion rings).
With a glass of water and a lime and lemon the grand total was £21.50, an absolute bargain.
I would recommend the Angel. It's a really friendly pub, really busy, great atmosphere. Me and my husband pop in for a couple of drinks. Only been going in for a couple of months and we are always made welcome. The young lady behind the bar is really nice and polite. What makes this pub it's down-to-earth and you are genuinely made welcome.
Went to the Norfolk Arms for Christmas dinner, wonderful. There were 7 of us and the service was exceptional. So a big thank you to all the catering staff, and a big thank you to all front of house staff. We had a wonderful day and a beautiful dinner,
My partner and I took his son for tea today and it was shocking. They had an all day breakfast that was under-cooked, bacon that was very fatty, the tomato was burnt, it was like it had been sat there all day. I had loaded chicken strips that had half the ingredients missing so I sent it back for it to come back. The chicken was reheated. It was terrible. The staff must have known I was not happy, as they never cleared the table afterwards.
Then the kitchen shut at 6PM when it should have been later, and staff put a sign up at 6:40PM saying that the kitchen was shut a bit late.
And to top it off the ladies' toilets were minging. The sinks had not been cleaned and the hot water taps did not work.
I would not recommend that place to anyone. Terrible!
I go to the Rose House regularly on Saturday nights to sing on karaoke with my brother. Charles and Dawn, the landlord and landlady, are the friendliest I've known.
The pub is ideal for people with children after shopping. They don't put up with troublemakers, have a fishing and football team, and on bonfire nights they have a good firework display. They have bingo on Tuesday nights starting at 8PM. There is only on street parking.