OCT 2009 UPDATE: THIS PLACE HAS HAD A COMPLETE REFURB AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME OF BEING CLOSED. WE ATE HERE AT THE WEEKEND, wondering what to expect, remembering better times a few years ago when we used to eat here regularly.
The interior is very smart but comfortable looking, with a nice slate floor around the bar area. There is ample seating in this huge establishment and we chose the prime seat in the large window, looking out to Walney Channel. The whole place was wonderfully warm and particularly with the sun streaming through the window behind us.Strangely, we were the sole clientele, which was a little disturbinjg. We needn't have worried, the menu was reasonably priced with a good choice of meals.
Favorite Dish: There are five dishes priced at £4.95, included was an 8oz rump steak, burgers, fish and chips, sausage and mash and chilli, I think. There is a grill section which includes a mixed grill at £10.95 (I think) which had so many meat items I don't know how anyone could have finished it! A selection of giant yorkshire puds with various fillings sounded tempting. Sandwiches and baguettes, slads, all day breakfast,everything you could think of seemed to be on the menu.
Nick chose the rump steak which was a beautiful piece of thick steak, perfectly cooked, it really was juicy and tender. I opted for the chicken, bacon and cheese melt baguette at £3.75. This came with a dressed salad and nacho chips, a very substantial amount of good, tasty food for the money.
Service was friendly and the meal, freshly cooked, arrived in front of us after a 15 minute wait. pretty good.
We shall return..
Have returned twice more and the food continues to please.
Address: Promenade, Ocean Road, Walney Island
Directions: Turn left after crossing Jubilee Bridge. Continue for 200 yards or so and the King Alfred is on the right. Ample parking.
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Old stone pub in the cluster of old stone buildings called Biggar Village, long predating the nearby town of Barrow and huddled together as if to escape the elements.
Favorite Dish: Meat pie with peas and gravy, the standby of this part of the world.
Directions: Biggar Village