Went to the Old Horns after a group walk on Sunday 28th December 2008. Had an absolutely excellent lunch and very good value as well. Service couldn't be bettered.
Even though it was a busy time and there were about 10 of us, the serving staff found and reserved for us three adjacent tables in the bay window (lovely views) and brought our food reasonably promptly.
A good feature of the Old Horns is that it serves food until 7pm on Sundays - whereas many local pubs tend to finish serving at around 3PM or earlier (nice to have a meal or snack when you've had a walk).
Didn't try the beer as don't drink at lunchtimes for fear of falling asleep - but it's been OK in the past.
The landlord criticised in an earlier review has clearly either left or mended his ways!
Total rubbish, I would not recommend this pub. I received very poor service - the only person I saw doing anything was a lad who works in the kitchen. The bar staff stood around reading papers, and the standard of cleaning in the pub is low to say the least. Went in on 11th November 2008 would not go again.
My wife had meat pie, the meat tough as old boots and the pastry soggy.
My granddaughter had chicken nuggets (well she is only 10!) from the kids' menu. They were so spicy she left them, totally unsuitable for a child.
I had Cajun chicken breast with wedge potatoes and salad. The chicken was overcooked, dry and tough with a coating of congealed grease, and the wedges, best not mentioned. The salad on the side of the plate looked as if it had been left out for a week.
The young female staff were sullen and looked as if they didn't want to be there (I know how they felt).
Over the past three years this pub has had plenty of TLC. The landlady, Julie, has introduced two hand-pumps, which dispense a variety of quality beers throughout the year, on top of which all the other usual (well-kept) beers, lagers and ciders are available.
Sports fans don't have to miss a thing as the big screen shows sky sports and Setanta.
One of the best things about this little gem of a pub is the fact that it is a proper drinkers' pub with no ambitions to ever become a food driven outlet. Long may it continue!