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Not to be repeated
Author Name: oap exercise group
Advantages: pleasant looking venue, good selection of desserts and lovely coffee
Disadvantages: A certain bad tempered staff member, small meat portions and overcooked food
I took a party of 34 OAP's for their Christmas outing yesterday to Bridges. Some of us hadn't been before. On arrival the coach we were in had difficulty entering the car park (the driver hadn't been before either) so dropped us off from the main road probably ten minutes before our scheduled arrival time. We all trooped up to the restaurant for our meal. I was met before we'd even reached there by an irate employee shouting that we shouldn't have got out of the coach as they weren't ready for us, I pointed out that the coach couldn't get into the car park and that as we were on a main road and only ten minutes early it seemed the more logical solution.After more verbal abuse by the employee, who appeared was our meeter and greeter we were let into the outside smoking area to wait till they were ready. A nice start to out visit!!
The place was beautifully decorated and we were shown to our tables. It would have been nice for us to have all sat together as a group but we were given smaller tables to eat on although there were larger ones set out.
The meal was a carvery and for the amount we'd paid, found portions of meat very meagre, the sprouts were like cotton wool, the roast potatoes were still hard, although there was a good selection to choose from. The sweets choice was plentiful and of good quality as was the coffee to follow.
The cabaret was pretty dire with the only good thing being a young lady singer who had an excellent voice, the rest of the show was a lady singing carols that got quite depressing, the comedy act was totally unfunny, hardly no audience participation and was really disjointed.
A day out that will not be repeated, I'm sad to say as my group had been looking forward to it so much.
Summary: I will never go back again