Thursday, 24 May 2018

Out and about.....

Whilst out and about we called into a pub in Gayton. We have eaten here before and always enjoyed the food and prices. Oh dear, new people have taken over and we won’t be going again.

Prices are fine but no more buffets of lovely, proper food, no more sandwiches plus a complete change of menu. There were no blackboards up advertising dishes of the day or special offers to tempt you. All the staff had changed and were very young. The music was old pop beating away in the background.

The restaurant which is normally full, was almost empty. Dogs are still allowed although Ruby wasn’t with us. However, half the pub was closed off for a funeral so other than the restaurant, just 4 tiny tables were available for everyone to use.

We ordered 3 different rolls to test them out and some gourmet chips. DB had two thin slices of reheated beef in his plus a bit of salad and half a pot of gravy. E. had two small goujons of cod plus lettuce in hers. I had hunters chicken without bbq sauce which I don’t like. 3 x 2” slices of reheated dry and frazzled chicken were inside plus 1 thin slice of bacon and a bit of melted cheese. A small salad came with it.

The 10 or so gourmet chips, were served in a small enamel pie dish. We couldn’t tell whether they were fresh or frozen but there was nothing gourmet about them.

We had to go into the closed off area to pay. An older waitress asked if we were part of the funeral party, we said no. We were more or less given orders to go into the other half. I informed her we were paying the bill. She ignored this comment and then said, “where the heck are they, they’re late”. Obviously referring to the funeral party.

We made a point of commenting as we left that we wouldn’t be back.

8 comments:

  1. Good for you in letting them know. People think providing good catering is easy and of course that’s not the case. Hope you find another place that can become a favourite for you.

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  2. What a shame but I wouldn't go back either, after an experience like that. :-(

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    1. We had been warned but wanted to check for ourselves.

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  3. Always a disappointment when this happens to a favorite place. There are several restaurants that we have enjoyed in the past ruined when someone new took over.

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    1. It seems to be happening more and more doesn’t it?

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  4. Now that is a disappointing change. Once at work when I objected to a negative change a co-worker said "you don't like change." I said I love change for the better but not for the worse. That food you had sounds rubbish.

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