I RECENTLY visited the New Inn at Marsden to celebrate my wife and mine’s wedding anniversary after you gave it a good write-up in the Examiner’s Eating Out Review.

We were very disappointed by our choice.

Starter was broccoli and stilton soup with bread rolls. The rolls arrived before the soup. We cut them in two and intended to put some butter on. They were very hard and stale and had a funny smell. These were given back to the waitress when she brought the soup and were replaced with some very fresh ones.

I noticed several people leave theirs. The soup was not very nice. The stilton had not blended in the mixture and was in a congealed mess in the bottom of the bowl.

Next course was the stuffed corn-fed chicken and a selection of veg. This arrived with a cream sauce which didn’t taste of anything but plain cream and lacked flavour.

On to the pudding. My wife ordered some type of sponge and I had the apple crumble. My dish arrived. The waitress warned me not to burn my fingers on the dish. It’s a pity the crumble wasn’t the same temperature, it was cold in the middle. My wife left hers after two small pieces.

I don’t know who was responsible for delivering this sub-standard meal but I feel confident he will never make a chef.

No apology from the staff present. I wrote to the Hey Green restaurant which owns the pub and still no apology. Needless to say, we won’t be going back.