The main meal (above) was £9. Yes, £9.
I went there for a birthday meal. I was ‘recommended’ to go there by customers I spoke to who had complained about the arrogant landlord. Apparently one disabled customer was told that he ‘wasn’t allowed to talk to other guests’. And this is a pub!
Therefore, in a change of my usual birthday treats, I’d thought I have a ‘horrible birthday’.. but on the bright side, I could write SEVERAL ONLINE REVIEWS.
Firstly, I noticed that there were no bike racks (and therefore it had no ‘green policy’). I said in the review that it made cyclists feel ‘unwelcome’.
When the meal was £9 but all I got was just macaroni cheese and a small bowl of salad. Sure it was on the menu, but there wasn’t much of it. It was like a kid’s meal. Chips and veg were extra. Normally pubs are quite good and give you loads. And this pub wasn’t a fancy gastropub.
I immediately got up and said ‘Is this really £9?. The manager said yes.
I said I’d like a refund. He would only offer £1.
£2, I said. But still he still refused.
He didn’t give me some more macaroni ‘as a goodwill gesture’. I said with prices like that it is no wonder pubs are closing down. (good one!).
I then said my brother is out there and we could both leave right now.
In the end he gave me a full refund, (maybe he was scared of my brother) and after that I heard someone else want a refund. He said to me, in front of the others, ‘oh, you’ve have set a trend now’.
Then he tried to get my name and address to send me a letter. I refused. I think he was trying to pacify me so that I wouldn’t write a review!
We saw some cyclists on the way to the pub. It turns out that one was my brother” lodger. I said that I had to take my meal back and got a refund and how the service was appalling.
BTW in one of the reviews of this pub, one person said they saw some BNP leaflets.
I came home and plastered my reviews online.