Ten minutes at the bar to get our first drink. Ordered food, obviously no Sunday roast left, it was four o'clock I suppose. Was told food would be thirty minutes, it came in one hour. Burnt gammon, burnt sausages, cold peas, hair in pie. I don't think we will be back.
We visited it for a wedding anniversary evening meal (I have to say this was our only visit).
On this occasion we ordered the special, belly pork with mash and vegetables. Our plate consisted largely of a huge slab of very fatty and tough pork. The mash, which was supposed to be apple mash I think, was little more than a couple of dessert spoonfuls, and then the veg. was 4 stick beans and a few peas. This one dish cost us a tenner, which we thought a bit steep considering belly pork is the cheapest cut.
The starter we had was bread dipped in olive oil, which was OK but needn't have been so oily.
We didn't get round to the sweets.
The service: well, we know it was Friday night and it got very busy, but the waitress still had plenty of time to stand chatting at the next table and ignoring us. (Oh, and when I ordered a half pint, I got a full pint. No big deal, but a bit careless.)
And one important point on the layout: it surely isn't a good idea to have the toilet entrance immediately by the restaurant table, so that there is a constant stream of people passing through from the bar area.
At a conference at the University (The Edge) and researched the local pubs here on this web site. Choose "The York" as it is close, has cask ales, and sounded like a good place for a meal.
My wife and I were not disappointed. Table service was fast, friendly, and attentive. There was a choice of seven cask ales and the food was tasty and well made. My wife's salmon was cooked to perfection and her request for a slight modification from the menu was readily accepted. My vegetarian dish was among the best I have had.
I highly recommend The York for a meal and a good pint.
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!