Phoned up this place to see if they served food. Was answered by a rough sounding voice who told me they did and that we didn't need to book.
We turned up for my mum's birthday, she was 77. We were greeted (or not) by a few people at the bar and were just stared at! It was like walking in the Slaughtered Lamb pub in the film American Werewolf in London. It was dingy and scruffy and far from a warm welcome. Needless to say we walked out and will not be returning.
In the top Red Lion further into Grenoside it was different again. Lovely staff, fabulous meal
Been going to this pub for years, as it is on our doorstep. Went there a few weeks ago had and our tea.
Hubby had a burger, which was inedible. It was well overcooked and hard as a rock.
My friend had a chili in a basket. You got the basket topped with cheese and a very small amount of chili around the edge so that it looked full of chili.
My other friend had a chili chicken wrap. There were three small pieces of chicken in the wrap.
Since the new owners have taken over the food portions have shrunk and the food quality is non-existent. It is a real shame. We always classed this pub as cheap and cheerful and it was good for tea after work, but not any longer.
We now eat at the Cross Scythes, where food quality is excellent.
I remember the Frog & Parrot from the 1960s. I worked there with the landlord Fred Johnson and his wife Anne in 60s and 70s and for many years before.
Back then it was the Prince of Wales and very much a beer house. In those days we only sold Whitbread beer, Heineken lager and Guinness. We never did food or bar snacks, as there was no kitchen downstairs. The only food we did serve were sandwiches on darts night.
Our customers were mainly the same people day in, day out. You could set your watch by them. We also had regulars from the old Royal Hospital across the road.
One was the Royal's boiler man who sat on a chair by his boiler and every 20 minutes he would come and get a pint. This went on all day.
The other regulars were the doctors and nurses from the Royal who would come in with bleepers in hand. I remember on the 14th of November (Prince Charles' birthday) we were plagued with doctors phoning up and singing "happy birthday to you".
The other regulars were the firemen from Division Street fire station and they would come in any time of day or night.
Sorry I've not given you more info. Hope someone comes up with more.
I took a group of OAPs for lunch on Wednesday. We all know how hard to please they are but they all agreed that the quality of food was excellent and very good value for money. The service was also very good.
We will be making another visit in the near future.
Was shown this pub a few years ago and often visit for the best carvery I have ever had. We have never had cause for complaint and the staff are very helpful. They try to get you a table as soon as they can if busy. You are never rushed even when people are waiting to be seated.
There is always a lot of meat carved onto your plate and you can keep returning for veg etc... if you want to.
I have always lived in the Millhouses, Dore area and was sad to see the Millhouses pub shut. Recently when it reopened, and we had seen a good review in the local press, decided to try it out.
Yesterday after a long day out we decided to call for a quick meal. We had not booked, that was not a problem, it was before 6PM and a few people were in having drinks. We admired the new tasteful surroundings and were looking forward to our meal.
We chose ordinary food as we were due to go out again at night. My meal, of haddock, chips and mushy peas (£11.95) was thoroughly disappointing. The small fish portion size was more what I would expect from a starter course, and the plentiful chips seemed that they had been cooked previously and reheated in a deep fat fryer as they were oozing in fat. The mushy peas were cold.
My husband's burger (£10.95) was fine and his larger chips were fresh, though few in number.
After a while we were able to attract the waitress' attention and she said that she was going to come to ask if everything was OK. She did reheat the peas. We were very hungry as we had not had anything all day and did eat the food.
After paying for the bill, £27 including drinks, we left without anyone asking if we had enjoyed our food.