Even the late start of eight o’clock wasn’t quite late enough as despite promising to serve breakfast from 8.00 – 10.30 AM they didn’t open the doors until around quarter past, this was one black mark against them. Once we finally managed to get inside it was all quite pleasant, though there is always something slightly disconcerting about walking into an empty pub (mostly because it never happens).
Then we got to ordering and found that despite a full english breakfast being advertised, all that was available were breakfast sandwiches with a choice of two fillings out of tomato, egg, sausage and bacon (only the egg was off) so another black mark there too.
Anyway, when the food arrived it was very nice, or at least my sausage and bacon one was with the contrast of the crispy bacon and the chewy sausage in nice soft bread (and not forgetting a healthy dollop of brown sauce) all working very well together
Drinks wise, booze was apparently available but with everyone heading into work straight afterwards no-one was brave enough to take up this option and so we just stuck to tea/coffee; given how boring my day in the office then was perhaps this was a mistake and I should have gone for a pint instead.
Overall the experience was just that, an experience; just a distinctly mediocre, middle of the road type one as there was just about enough positive to counteract the negative (though I’m probably being generous; having to wait outside a pub for it to open is not a fun experience) but it’s not one I would care to repeat.