A few of our group had independently eaten at The Lamb Inn and had enjoyed our eating experiences, as such, when it came to choosing a venue for our team meal this year we were confident in recommending this pub, for their food quality, for their menu choices and for location and ambience. We were a party of ten so were asked to forward our menu choices ahead of the meal.
On arrival just before 7pm on a Saturday we were shown to a nice table that had been prepared. All of our party gathered and we were being looked after for drinks. Only two of our party had opted for starters and these arrived shortly after our drinks. The plates were collected but there was then a bit of wait for the mains, despite having advised the kitchen exactly what we all wanted. The pub had one of two other parties but it certainly wan't full. Eventually, after being there around an hour our mains came out, sausage and mash arrived first, with gravy boats, but no vegetables. All dishes, bar one, finally came out, followed by vegetables eventually, having to chase this element up. Sadly, my hubby sat with an empty placemat, his meal clearly having been forgotten altogether. The staff chased this and it emerged. The meals were a mixed bag, most of our team enjoyed their choice but the ribs were a disaster, four of us had eagerly awaited these, expecting beautiful tender meat dropping off the bone. This was not the case, I attempted to cut them but my knife wouldn't even go through the meat without a struggle, having successfully sliced a rib off I had to pick it up and it was was left with a mouth of very chewy meat. I had to leave the meat but the remainder of my plate was a soup of barbecue sauce that had made my chips soggy and soaked my salad making it all inedible. The pie was also a bit disappointing, it appeared to be a bowl of stew with a pastry crust on top. We raised our concerns with the manager but set that aside and hoped to enjoy our desserts. Most of these were enjoyed but it was just not my night, two of us went for the waffle option, not a good plan, it looked delightful but both were rock hard, not even a fork could penetrate it so we ate the ice-cream and ended the meal. The manager was apologetic and adjusted our bill accordingly. We discussed our issues with him on leaving and it was recommended to book two smaller parties if we came again. Sadly not our best experience of this venue