The Golden Lion, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39, 27 November 2015
Hello from Lancashire, updating the report from the event over a week ago. I am sure we all have a moment, “oh I have to update my blog (or whatever you have to do)” then, “oh I do XXX (such as sorting out old clothes for charity shop donation, mmm urgent!)” then turning into “I do anything but”.
Anyway, nobody cares my report except me. So I still do it!
Looking to escape from the rain, conveniently we were in front of The Golden Lion in Ormskirk, Lancashire. Fancy a fish and chips, less than 10 miles from the sea, here we are at a little pleasant market town, I can expect good home cooking.
…OK, Codfather….. I have seen a few takeaway shops with this name. Ah, then they are specialists! I may be able to expect the excellence.
1 Fish 0/10. Very thin look fish. Hot outside but cold/lukewarm inside. No skin on fish, no taste. Terrible texture inside, fish was not cooked properly. As you are eating, this is getting worse.
2. Chips 3/10. A standard frozen chip. Nothing else to say. At least they were hot and cooked throughout.
3. Peas 3/10. A standard frozen peas. A microwave job.
Total 2/10. This is one of the worst fish I ever tasted. In fact, now thinking about it put me off from ordering Fish and chips in the pub.
Also, what I noticed with the Masterchef professional in the current series is that almost all chefs from “gastro pubs” do really badly. Check their performance in “the mean skill test” + “the invention test” (they don’t usually go beyond these test). It does put me off eating in the gastro pub….
To be fair, the Golden Lion does not advocate as a “gastro pub”. You are selling home cooked food with discount. I am questioning to myself, am I right to criticise for something given with 30% discount?
I hope to see you soon when I recover from this bad experience.