Surf and Turf at the New Inn (New Inn Walton

It was Friday, we were hungry and unusually the fridge was empty so we booked a early table at the New Inn.  The pub was quite busy with a good buzz.  We ordered a couple of ales –  Black Sheep and Jennings Golden Ale, which was more bitter than golden.

We decided to skip starters and ordered mains; the Rump Steak 10oz £11.95 with hand cut chips medium-rare.  (I was intrigued to try this meat as we live close to their supplier,Taylor’s of Ackworth; I promised myself  won’t let the  appearance  of  their  premises count against  the  steak).

David  ordered  Grimsby Haddock  large  with  mushy  peas at  £10.95.

Mains were served,  but not the best start as they did not give me steak  knife and  the  steak  was very  rare more blue.  I decided to be brave and go with the flow but the steak was tepid as was the plate. I advised the waitress and asked for it be to cooked it a tad longer (I hate waste) and they were apologetic and took the steak away.

Ten minutes  later the steak returned, this time well done. I tucked to what should have been a slighty bloody steak and thankfully as the meat was full of flavour it had survived the overcooking.

The  service  to  correct was impeccable it’s a shame the kitchen had overcooked or it would have been perfect.

I did  enjoy the fat chips, they were  full of flavour, chunky, crispy and fluffy on the inside; so many restaurants claim they do great chips which are often disappointing. The New Inn clearly takes the time to offer the best.

We shared a desert the Very vanilla Cheesecake as the waiting staff raved about this.   It  could  not have been more bland, maybe the chef was being  ironic when he named this dish.  It  was  very  clagggy the redeeming factor was the  ice cream which surpassed the cheesecake on the vanilla flavour.

On paying  we were received 25% off the bill by way of an apology for the steak.

Winder winner…3 out of 5 stars for the New Inn. Overall we enjoyed the surroundings and the team approach to service. We enjoyed  the food and we will be back and I’m hoping for full marks next time.

If you want to read more of my food adventures follow me on Twitter @LouiseWinder or on Trip Advisor.

Louise x

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