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.
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