We live locally. My partner, our baby and I have enjoyed the excellent hot dogs and craft beer many times at The Ring.
Sadly this afternoon when we visited with two friends and their daughter, having ordered a number of drinks and food, we realised we didnít have any food for our 10 months old baby. We hadnít planned to go to The Ring this afternoon or to eat out. But after meeting some friends and mentioning the pub, we decided to stop for drinks. Apart from the drinks, we ordered chips but they were too salty to give to a 10 months old baby.
So I asked whether we could purchase a single hot dog bun. To our surprise, the shift supervisor - a talk redhead man, we don't know his name, but recognise him from previous visits - refused to sell a single hot dog bun for us to feed our baby. He said we would have to pay for a full hot dog even if we were only going to feed her the bun.
We understand that they don't have single buns on the menu, but think it was a reasonable request from frequent customers. Even if it was impossible to add that item to the till, we are sure he could have charged us for another item or even given us a bun for free.
We have always met very friendly staff at The Ring, particularly the female waitresses. This waiter was aggressive and arrogant, not friendly at all. That is why we will not be coming to The Ring again and will not bring friends there in the future.
For lunch, I went for the bangers and mash while my girlfriend decided on the burger. The bangers were excellent; good sausages, fantastic mashed potoato (with a slightly crispy outside), flavoursome gravy and some al dente brocolli, carrots and beans (10/10). The burger looked good, although I wasn't sure whether it was homemade or not; chips and garnish very good (8/10).
The total came to £13.98 and they only take payment via cash (no cards). I thought this was very good value for such a good meal.
Note that you have to pay for your drinks and food separately so cannot run a tab.
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