Earlier this year we went out for a meal, which to put it bluntly was a disaster, I don’t like to put negative things on here about places so that is as much as I will say, other than it wasn’t this place and due to how bad it was we were given some vouchers for a free meal which we used here today.
Today we went to one of the newer Hungry Horse pubs the Signal Box in Coventry
Although it wasn’t always easy to recognise the staff, they were all dressed for Rio and became more recognisable as time went on and were happily taking part in having their faces painted for it. They were all very friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately they had no allergy menu, but were more than happy to help out in any way that they could to find something suitable for Tim to eat. When I presented the vouchers and caused chaos on their tills they still kept a smile on their faces and couldn’t apologise enough for having made me wait a couple of minutes longer than I should have.
We were offered the chance to ‘upgrade’ the children’s meals to include a pudding, but I declined as the only option for Tim would be a fruit bag and to me it never feels fair for him to get a fruit bag while Sam sits with an icecream sundae or similar.
When I returned to the table I had a look at the deserts on the adults menu and we thought there might be something suitable as long as they were made on the premises and we could pick and choose bits. As this is the case they were more than happy to make Tim something with bits and pieces from various deserts that were suitable for him, unfortunately we never got to try this out as the boys started getting fidgety and we still had to go shopping (some of the fidgets may be related to Tim now being covered in spots, chicken pox looking, not allergy!)
It was lovely to find a place where all the staff actually seemed happy to be at work.
After we had eaten we went out for a short play, unfortunately they haven’t yet managed to arrange the weather, this didn’t bother the boys and we still had problems getting them of the equipment
This post is a review of The Signal Box, Coventry, all opinions are my own, we were given vouchers to cover the costs of this meal, but this was due to a bad experience at another Hungry Horse in the past