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The Sun Inn.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by AndyST17, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    The young buck (student grandson) is off there for food and drink with his young lady tonight, it does seem to be attracting all age groups.........
     
  2. juice-comedy

    juice-comedy Well-Known Forumite

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    Recently tried their Titanic Stout and very much enjoyed it. Possibly prefered it to Guiness.
     
  3. Trumpet

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    In for a quick couple and a bite to eat last night. Service and beer as usual spot on. Disappointed with the food though, originally going to have the fish & chips which looks great but as we weren't hugeley hungry (the portions are substantial) we went instead for the sharing platter with chips on the side. Chips were good, the rest not so. Four frozen onion rings, four small breaded mushrooms, one battered (or breaded, it was hard to tell) chicken fillet sliced into six pieces, a handfull of potato wedges and two spring rolls. The spring rolls were quite nice but the rest was typical Iceland / Farm Foods rubbish and had the look of something previously cooked and reheated, the salad garnish had also seen better days.
    If they're doing 'freshly battered' cod I am guessing a large batch of batter would be on hand surely it would not be too hard to do proper onion rings not those frozen onion flavoured 'mush' rings.
    Will try here again as the fish & chips does look very appetising but would advise keeping away from the 'Iceland' platter as we re-named it.
     
  4. juice-comedy

    juice-comedy Well-Known Forumite

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    Agreed. I had the platter first time in and was really dissappointed.
     
  5. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Thats a shame... has anyone got contacts with the landlord that can feed back?
     
  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Just had this reply :-

    "Thanks,

    We can’t go forward unless we know what we need to improve. My plan was to have the cold platter available till last orders, then the chef added the hot one and it became a bit complicated. I haven’t tried it but I will and he already has your comments in his inbox. Cold platter not currently available after food service as the pub is too busy at 10pm to make them up and serve them. Slightly funny story, the first week a member of staff had an order for one, got to the kitchen, made it up and delivered it, minus the pork pie which had been nicked as he made his way to the customer!

    Glad we are getting most of it right.

    Dave

    David Bott
    Director
    Titanic brewery"

    Who had the pork :pie: ???
     
  7. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    A hot line to the top, well done. Point in the post.
     
  8. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Dave the larger of the brothers, i remember him standing on the bar on preview night imploring us all to "Get pissed"! my kinda guy........
     
  9. db

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    hmm, shame to hear this.. we had a poor experience at the red lion at derrington recently, so had decided to try the menu at the sun next.. i wouldn't say the above has put me off, but i'm perhaps not in as much of a hurry as i was!
     
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    Glad I've not put you off, as I said we will try the food there again. I never let one bad experience put me off somewhere.
    The rest of 'The Sun Experience' is great, the beer's always good and the staff are so switched on and always seem to be happy and enjoying their work, great atmosphere.
     
  11. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Its a pub - always should have stayed a pub - owned by a brewery - not a pair of brother chefs - even the sludge pies from Pauline were questionable in the eighties - catering is a not an industry that attracts many creative people outside of London - perhaps they should be doing a deal with one of the neighbouring cafe style places...


    cheerio
     
  12. Wyred

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    I tend to agree with you Mr Marwood, we are gradually running out of 'pubs'
     
  13. Trumpet

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    Will be in there tonight for a couple of swiftys en route to the PandA.
     
  14. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    My good lady and myself enjoyed a late lunch today, we both went for the burger and found them most satisfying. Bottle of shiraz went down very well at the same time.....
     
  15. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    shiraz and burger?

    persian poetry
     
  16. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Apologies for the late filing of this report, only i can highly recommend the 'Big Lamp' after 5 or 6 pints midweek i can vouch that it's a quality ale......
     
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    Do it's qualities account for the lateness of filing?

    I think we should be told.
     
  18. ATJ

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    Blue Chimay :-D
     
  19. Trumpet

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    Managed two shifts yesterday, but then again I am greedy.
     
  20. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    i think my pints were spiked.......
     

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