As you walk in the door you are greeted by friendly staff and a nice busy bar, but the place is separated into a snug and restaurant, we were seated in the snug with 2 other parties and a big party was due in a bit later, just after we got in another couple was turned away as they were full, luckily we had booked to save disappointment.
I will admit, I was spoilt for choice, I decided to make the most of one of my favourites though, a mixed grill, I haven't been able to have one in a restaurant for a while because of the gluten free aspect. I'd pretty much worked out for myself what the gluten free option would be, but I asked the waitress nonetheless. To begin with she wasn't sure, she had to look on the menu, and she finally realised that it was the black pudding that wasn't gluten free, but she did say they chef sometimes ordered in gluten free black pudding, however I opted for her to not even bother asking since I don't like it as the best of times!
The wait for the food was a good 20 to 30 minutes but I really don't mind waiting if the food is going to be fresh and tasty. When we got the food it was better than I expected, it was beautifully presented and everything was hot and fresh, the mixed grill came with a piece of chicken, steak, gammon, a sausage, tomato, mushrooms, onion rings, egg chips and peas, I was so full after it, but it was worth it, it was delicious. Everyone else enjoyed their meals too, everything was just so fresh and tasty.
Despite being full, I had to have a dessert. The only let down for me is that there was ice cream/custard/cream with everything but there was no dairy free option, not being able to tolerate a lot of dairy narrowed the choice down, but there was still about 3 options, I finally chose the sponge pudding with butterscotch sauce without ice cream, I actually ended up asking if this was gluten free even though it wasn't marked just because I didn't believe it was gluten free.
Both my boyfriend and Dad went for ice cream for dessert, like I said there is no dairy free option but all the ice cream is gluten free, so if you can tolerate dairy you have plenty of dessert choices as well as starters and mains!
Overall it was a superb meal in every way really, it was a fairly reasonable price, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great too, I will definitely be back to try more of their gluten free delights.