We recently enjoyed a canal narrow boat holiday, moored directly opposite The Old Trooper. Had a family vote to refilled water supply, stop over night there, walk our dog & then eat at The old Trooper.
On setting foot in the pub it was very busy, but the staff were very friendly. We were a family group of six & with the pub being so busy didn't hold out much chance that we would get seated yet alone be able to eat there!
We were advised that there would be a 20 minutes wait for a table & asked if that was ok by a friendly member of staff. By that time we had organised our drinks at the bar & had some good friendly banter with the bar staff, the waitress returned asking us to view table she had managed to arrange for us. This all happened with in a few minutes of us arriving in the pub!
Our meal was excellent, the service was 1st class & the atmosphere was brilliant. We enjoyed this experience so much we are going back today to take my wife parents out for a meal.
Nigel & Lucille Ogden