Having returned within the last half hour, and experiencing a nightmare with food, I can honestly recommend this to be a place to avoid.
Since its refurbishment last year, the customer is someone to take money from, the whole idea of a restaurant comes from the word itself - somewhere to rest! There is nowhere to sit and have a quiet drink, and should you decide to eat - beware!
Tonight I ordered 2 meals for my wife and I, my sirloin steak, cooked medium, was oozing with blood. The second attempt was equally as bad. The third attempt, (which was my second piece warmed up) was only marginally better, but by then I was considering leaving. Needless to say my wife was sat twiddling her thumbs whilst I ate my meal. All the time the young ladies in attendance were absolutely splendid, I did point out the chef earned a lot more than they did and should know his job, so there was no indictment on them.
After suffering this debacle, we ordered sweets, to be confronted with the absolute insult... a spoon with dried food on it.
If you want to spend an evening with good waitress service and third-class food, this is the place for you, and it only cost just under £50.00!
Needless to say it will be given a wide berth from now on.
A good family pub that has a good welcome for everyone. Huge portions of food available including Sunday lunch. Well run by the landlord and his wife, and very friendly bar staff, which makes your visit a pleasure.
Good old semi-fashioned interior - none of your trendy watering holes often seen in the locality.
I stayed Saturday night for 1 night's B&B. The room had 3 single beds in it, arranged so that you couldn't open the wardrobe more that about 3 inches and so I was unable make use of it. There were no bedside lights or tables, not even a pull cord to turn off the main light so you have to get out of bed to do so. Thank goodness it's wasn't the depth of winter.
The shared bathroom could have done with a good clean. The floor and the sink still had grout left over from some tiling and used towels where still draped around the place. What, no bin to put used towels?.
The owners/landlord could have been a lot more welcoming. Even the most fantastic breakfast I've had in a long time won't be enough to lure me back.
My father, who recently died, was a regular at this pub for many years and always found the present landlord, Andy, to be not only pleasant (he did acknowledge not everyone liked him), but even bought my father a whisky many a time and offered his car if ever my father needed urgently to go anywhere. He was always very pleasant to me also.
Read a couple of negative things about him so just thought it only right that I put my positive review.
Just returned from Meadow Farm. We made the mistake of not looking at the carvery before ordering. It was awful. The vegetables were kept in bain-maries so they were just a pile of mush. The mash looked like and had the texture of wallpaper paste, the stuffing balls were so salty they were inedible and the gravy had no taste whatsoever.
I find it hard to comprehend how an eating establishment can manage to serve up food that doesn't taste of anything and not know how bad it is or don't care. I didn't go there expecting 5-star food but I didn't expect to be served up a plate of inedible, bland crap that even a dog would turn its nose up at.
I would suggest all the staff sit down and eat this stuff themselves and see how they like it!
Update. One of the previous bar staff has now taken over the lease of this much loved traditional local from the short-lived and not too popular recent holder. This is a great improvement. The beer is decent, with at least one local brew (currently Abbeydale Moonshine) and THE PIES ARE BACK! Locally made ones - all at £5.95 including chips or mash and mushy peas.
This is a smashing little pub on the western edge of the city. The weekly highlight though is probably the pub quiz that takes place every Tuesday evening from 10PM - presided over by the hilarious Sheffield Wednesday devotee "Gillie", himself ably assisted by the glamorous Annie behind the bar.
The pub offers a range of tasty bar meals, such as corned beef fritters with egg and chips, chili con carne, and lasagne, and has the award-winning Timothy Taylor's Landlord's bitter on tap - a reason in itself for dropping by.
Inside, the pub has a bar area best described as cosy, but a bigger than average car park means that it is easy to park and pick the car up in the morning if necessary.
Quiz night is capped by "sit down bingo", giving punters the opportunity to leave a few quid better off, and the generally homely and welcoming atmosphere makes this a fine establishment that needs to be supported and patronised as much as possible.