Called for a carvery with 4 more people on Saturday 28th November 2009.
Service was very poor. The carvery was OK but we had to wait 25 minutes for our sweet. When it came it was nearly thrown on the table. The atmosphere was not good and there were not many people in the pub, which was not surprising.
Visited the Peacock last night for a cosy meal for two and was very disappointed. All over the entrance it states home cooked food and dishes of the day from the blackboard, which was a curry!
When the dishes arrived it was clear this was not the case and on a par with every other large pub chain. Also, when asked about the chips and onion rings for sides they stated they were frozen. (I wish we had gone home at this point).
I had the chorizo chicken for £10.25, which was very over priced for what you got. The 3 courses for £12 looked good value for money, however again the food was run of the mill.
Another disappointment was that it promotes a cosy atmosphere with an open fire. We arrived at 7:30PM and by 8:30PM the fire was nearly out and the pub started to get cold. No one re-stoked the fire.
Our bill for 2 was £45 with drinks, certainly not worth the experience.
On a positive note the staff were friendly and attentive. Unfortunately we will not be back.
All pub goers should rejoice at what's happened to the "Keys".
This pub has been wonderfully refurbished, while still retaining all its old charm. The Keys still has its 3 rooms and each has its own unique atmosphere. This, together with a warm welcome from the landlord and landlady and bar staff, makes having a pint here a most enjoyable occasion.
I really can't speak highly enough of this remarkable little pub with its unique niche in Sheffield pub history.
I have a serious complaint about this pub! I stopped in to get some lunch there and (like you do) parked in their parking area. I quickly popped to the bank next door (about 20 yards away) to draw some cash to go to the pub. I did not stand in a queue and did not take even two minutes at the cash machine. By the time I was done and was walking back to the car to get my mobile to go into the pub for a bite to eat, my car had been clamped!
They then charged me £100 to get it unclamped - all because I had walked to the cash machine to get cash for my meal at the pub! According to them I was 'illegally parked' because I had walked off the premises (a few yards off the premises). They would not listen to reason or care - they just took my £100 and unclamped my car.
Obviously after that I did not have any money to buy the meal I had set out to have, nor did I even want to enter the establishment.
Visited this pub on a Saturday night for a birthday meal. What can I say! Shocking food and service!
We were moved from the conservatory due to over-booking and made to sit in the lounge area of the pub, having pushed the tables together ourselves. Food was ordered and then 20 minutes later they came to say that they did not have enough fish.
My 5-year-old daughter ordered fish fingers. I have never come across a pub that doesn't know how to cook them. They arrived battered. Do they not know what breadcrumbs are? The food was not brilliant. Scampi was a plate full of chips and salad with a greasy homemade tartare sauce.
All we received was a free bottle of wine. I would never go back to this pub again.
Very friendly pub, excellent food cooked from scratch, children's play area, five pumps including one good real ale, Barnsley Bitter from Acorn Brewery.
Only downside is its location, marooned between two small villages, so that there are rarely more than ten people in, even on a Friday night. But this means you can usually get a sofa seat by the open fire and read the National Geographic magazines. The exception is when about 50 people turn up for the poetry evening, last Wednesday of each month.