Well it seems I am not alone in my dissapointment of the Thames boat pageant. The BBC has recieved complaints and a petition has been started on the Canal World Forum although I see no point as the damage is done. The BBC are after all a law unto themselves funded by a mountain of cash from all those licence payers.
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eaten here some years back and Jaq and I decided as a leaving Nantwich celebration we would dine out. Jaq had the Sirloin and for me the Steak and Ale pie seemed to be calling me. Now Jaq is an excellent cook as those that have dined aboard Nb Valerie will I`m sure confirm and her opinion was "it was alright" so perhaps points low down the scale. Myself the pie was superb, full of meat and very flavourful.
The menu, left, can be read on the website although I found it very dull. Not sure with the new blogger but clicking the menu image used to enlarge it.
We all have different wants regarding menu, price, atmosphere etc so mine is just a personal opinion. The menu from my last visit some 3years back was more to my taste being larger and contained a more pub like choice. Prices, well make your own judgements as we all value things differently. The service was fairly good but I felt it didn`t match the upgraded pub menu they were presenting.
After the pub meal we stopped at Calverley sevices to start another book swap and then moored nearby for a couple of days waiting for friends to catch up. We are now heading for Chester in the company of Scooby and Rita on board Festina Lente(sorry no blog to link to). I had not seen them for quite some time and Jaq had only known Rita via
Crap Facebook. Rita harks from Canada so as you can imagine they were chatting in the locks non stop. In fact they on several occasions had to be told the gates were open and that they could if time allowed bring the boats out.