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archer Apr 17, 2008 04:29 PM

I noticed from its website that this pub restaurant offers a $12.50 prime rib & yorkshire pudding Sunday dinner. Has anyone tried? How is it? What about other dinner options there? Thanks!

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    countdeville Apr 17, 2008 04:54 PM

    I'm a big fan of Robin Hood, but I have to say the roast and Yorkshire pudding were a bit disappointing. The Yorkshire pudding tasted like it had been pre-made and then warmed up or held under a heat lamp. It was a bit dry and stale. The roast was a little overdone too. I highly recommend going for the F.E.B., though. They have the best bangers in town. Fish and chips is also good.

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      Hypnotic23 Apr 17, 2008 06:39 PM

      I used to be a fan, avoid the fish n chips, the portions now are 1/2 of what you used to get, I spoke to the waitress and she said the owners are trying to save money, quite sad....

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        JeffW Apr 17, 2008 07:16 PM

        As a former west-sider and new to the valley, I wanted learn where one could enjoy tasty fish n' chips in my new turf. We did go to Robin Hood---and perhaps it was an off night, as can happen anywhere. We just felt that our dinner was mediocre at best. Haven't been back since.

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      countdeville Apr 17, 2008 11:06 PM

      My fiance used to live a couple of blocks from here, but since we moved in together we've only been infrequently in the past two years. We only hit up the Robin Hood when we take our cars in to be serviced in the Valley. I think the last time we went was six months ago (when I got the roast and Yorkshire pudding, and incidentally I sprained my ankle that day... I think it was all related... too many pints), so I can't attest to a quality decline in recent days. I'd definitely recommend getting the FEB or the bangers and mash (anything involving bangers, really). I think they deep-fry them... whatever they do, they're far superior to what I've had at other pubs in town (Cat & Fiddle, Fox & Hounds, Kings Head, etc.) Don't let them pawn off that A-1 steak sauce on you, either. They try to do that. Specify HP sauce, and a side of English mustard.

      Fish and chips are a little tempura-like -- not what I was used to, having lived in London, but still tasty. Anyplace that serves mushy peas is A-OK with me, though.

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        archer Apr 18, 2008 02:36 PM

        Thanks to all for the input. I'll have to check it out. Also, what is FEB?

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          Servorg Apr 18, 2008 02:38 PM

          Probably Full English Breakfast

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            archer Apr 18, 2008 03:49 PM

            oh of course!

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        Diana Apr 18, 2008 07:21 AM

        The specials are usually good. I love the steak and kidney pie and my husband loves the curry pie. WE both adore the dessert with the sponge cake soaked in lyle's golden syrup and bathed in oodles of warm bird's custard.

        Truth be told, though, I haven't eaten there in a year.

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          suzyshi Apr 18, 2008 02:55 PM

          I go there for trivia nights and always have a great meal. I agree with Diana about the steak and kidney pie, really delicious.

        2. NeNePie Apr 18, 2008 03:04 PM

          Does anyone know how late their kitchen stays open? It sounds like a good place for a late meal (?)

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            Diana Apr 18, 2008 06:36 PM

            You could try calling them.

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