The Bumble Bee
We have been to the Bumble Bee on a number of occasions but not recently. From what we remember the standard of the food is not, whilst still good, at previous high levels. The ambience and service though remain very good.
Dining while away for work - food was tasty and well cooked. Service very friendly
Unusual surroundings for an old English pub but a very lovely interior, friendly staff and great quality food. We've been twice now and would definitely go again for a Sunday lunch.
Great family meal.
We met family and had an excellent Sunday lunch in a relaxing atmosphere
I mistakenly, booked dinner for 3 consecutive nights here. On day 1, it was clear this was a mistake. The pub is dated and poorly maintained. We had a good sized table (There were 4 in our party), which accommodated 2 wheelchairs in addition to able bodied users. From there it went rapidly down hill.
Our waitress had a terrible BO problem, possibly due to working long hours without a break. All of our first choice meals were either no longer available, off or out of stock. So, we all had to change to other options. Two had the platter, and 2 the Lobster and Prawn Cocktail. The lobster had very little flavor. The platter also had cold peppers with cheese (We believed it should have been warm). The same thing happened with the mains. So two ended up with steaks, and two had the Hunters chicken. Unremarkable, by this time, the Hunters chicken, which should have had bacon, was instead served with thick gammon slices. The two steaks were not anything like they should have been. Mine was meant to be medium and was burnt to a cinder. The other was mean to be well done and was in a similar state, but with large lumps of gristle and fat.
By this time on two had the desert, one was eaton mess or something akin to that. The other was a cheesecake. There were no problem with either desert.
With a number of drinks, this menu cost £115!!. Despite all these issues.
The next day, luckily, we cancelled, because we were traveling and couldn't get back in time. That would have been my birthday dinner. Valentines can best be described as a total disappointment, except for Jade, our waitress. She did TRY her best, in an otherwise awful night.
Again a very good meal with very friendly, helpful service. The ambience was greatly improved over our previous visit with all the restaurant back in use. Equally noteworthy, with many extra covers to cater for, the service speed and standard was easily maintained.
A very nice meal with very helpful, friendly service. The only real disappointment was a significant portion of the restaurant was still closed off following a private function the previous evening. Given our table was adjacent to the closed off area this had a significant impact on the ambience of the occasion.
Waited 50 mins for 8oz beef sandwich,beef tough, cold, requested replacement, that was same, will not go again.
I cannot fault the food or the service at all. The waitress was very professional, polite and engaged in conversation, but knew when to stop. Really good feel to the place too.
The Bumble Bee is rated 3.9 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.