What a fantastic afternoon celebrating James’ 30th birthday at The White Lodge.
We were royally looked after by our lovely waiter, Scott. The food and service was completely faultless, which is pretty impressive considering there was 27 of us dining. Being a large group we had pre-ordered our food via email, which made the whole dining experience perfect. Everyone’s food arrived at the same time, all the food was freshly cooked and the portions were of substantial size- I don’t know about you but I hate going to restaurants were there is tiniest amount of food plonked in the middle of the plate and you walk out still feeling hungry. The presentation of every course was spot on and nothing was too much trouble. The menu they offer is so diverse offering everything from ‘Drunken Beef Yorkie’ to your classic pub favourite ‘Steak & Ale Pie’, in addition to the set menu they also have a specials board which is undated regularly.
Within our party we had two people with special dietary requirements, one being gluten free and the other having celiac disease meaning she is gluten intolerant as well as being dairy intolerant. The White Lodge catered massively for both, there were still so many options from them both to choose from which is remarkable for your local pub! The menu is very reasonable price, we had three courses for £20! Monday – Thursday they offer a meal deal two listed main meals for £20, such a good deal for high quality home- cooked food. Children are welcome, they offer a separate children’s menu and have a fantastic outdoor area with a wooden climbing frame and a large grassed- we enjoyed a family game of cricket after the meal.
The room in which we were seated had been set out brilliantly, the tables were in a horse shoe shape enabling everyone to interact without shouting. It was a fabulous place to for a celebratory meal, thank you to everyone at The White Lodge for a great first dining experience- I’m sure I’ll be back soon!