It's surprisingly hard to find a decent Sunday pub lunch venue in a market where many punters appear not that bothered by poor service or average food at high prices. For 16 months we've been looking for a replacement to our usual haunt (The Holy Bush) - we don't go anymore! The Spaniard gets mixed user revues, but the problems and solutions are relatively simple to make: Our Sunday roast lunch was good but not excellent - beef v good pork dry and roast veg not at its best. It was also a bit pricey at £49 each inc beers or two glasses of house wine for 2 courses. Staff attentive and quick, but I notice 1/3 of the booked tables inside not in use by 1:30pm and new customers being turned away - two set times with a 15 minute table release would solve the issue when those who think they have 'book a table for a day' or simply don't turn up!
Things that did irritate me are: being invited to add a gratuity when one has already been included on the bill - SHAME OF YOU. The outside seating area would benefit greatly from a power wash and wood being oiled once a year. Overall, not unpleasant, but could be so much better with an eye and attention to small details. Will it happen? I doubt it because the place is so popular. Whilst paying customers continue to return there is no incentive to change - same reason as the Holy Bush.