|Delicious Ales and cocktails|
|Rice Cracker with lettuce, Tom Yum(?) and smoked paprika|
We arrived at the venue for the evenings dinner service, now in retrospect it wasn't what I would call an 8 course 'dinner' at all, but I'll get into that later, just before the 7.30pm start time.
|Pigs Cheek with radish and corn kernels|
There were no other guests and they weren't quite ready for us so we to popped into the pub next door for a drink at their suggesting. After that we returned to find everyone had arrived and in fact been seated. We were placed at a table with two other patrons and after some time we managed to get some drinks from the somewhat disarranged service but the friendly waiter who happened to be the brother of the beer maker and the chef, did his best to attend everyone. However, it was evident that they were slightly chaotic and I did observe staff trying to remove unfinished drinks from patrons throughout the evening - unfortunately my own partially full glass and half filled bottle had been removed whilst I was away from the table. The eight course dinner I had been invited to, I wrongly thought was to be paired with beer/cocktail on each course inclusive but in fact there were four beers and three cocktails you ordered at your leisure - they'd be added to your credit card at the end of the night. I also had not been made aware that when you purchase a ticket, it is now obvious for the meal only but they were also storing your credit card details to charge later for the paired drinks. This shouldn't really be a problem just as long as their systems are secure but we have no way in knowing.
|Crumble mania - Raspberry and Walnut powder|
|Shot of forest-ness? - The 'Energy Cleanse Shot'|