I recently visit this pub but please, please will the brewery get the landlord out. He has no care of his customers and is just waiting to get out. He can often be see sleeping in the corner, and when you ask to be served it's the biggest job in the world.
I moved to the area in September and visited this pub at the start of February and was really impressed. As it is a Champs we were just expecting pub grub and okay service. But instead we received the best pub grub I've had in ages - I went for the nachos, chicken fajitas, and a chocolate sundae - all the proportion sizes were fabulous! Especially the fajitas - there was so much chicken I couldn't eat it all.
And the service was excellent! The manager (I think he was a manager) went the extra mile by going upstairs to get us the Wi-Fi code, brought our drinks over to us (as we kept ordering the same glass of wine and beer) and the bar woman, who was a pleasure to talk to, was just as helpful!
I would definitely eat here again - in fact I'm trying to find a night I'm free to go back and try something else off this huge menu!
I held my retirement party in the Robin Hood last night, 17th February, and booked the conservatory from 6PM, as I was expecting a number of people to attend and order food.
The staff were excellent and coped with the rush of my friends arriving and ordering meals. The food was hot, well-presented, tasty, and empty plates were cleared from the tables quickly. The pub has a very good range of real ale that was fully appreciated by all.
It was a very enjoyable evening. The food and the beers were very good, the service could not have been better.
I would recommend the Robin Hood to anyone organizing a function or just wanting a nice meal that's good value with good ale.
Went for lunch with my husband and two friends today. We had the sharing platter for starters, which was really nice.
My main course was gammon steak with egg, chips, and peas. No mention of egg or pineapple, which is usually on lots of other menus. I cannot eat eggs so the steak was served to the table with the chips, no peas.
By now the waitress was serving another table (forgot all about my peas) so I had to stop her and ask her for them.
The gammon steak was very small and rather fatty. It would have been more palatable with a slice of pineapple.
Selling what should be low-priced local beer (Bradfield Blonde) for £3.20 a pint, yet not noticing that it's noticeably "off" is not the way to entice customers to have a meal - especially when nobody had thought to put the heating on, a band sound-check in effect put the actual restaurant room out of bounds, and the flimsy single-sheet menu indicated that it was substantially over a tenner for so little as a burger.
For the manageress, or whoever she was, to respond deeply patronisingly and sarcastically when I mentioned that it was a poor pint - when I had courteously avoided boldly stating that it was "off" (or contaminated with cleaning fluid?) - rather took the biscuit.