White Webbs Toby Carvery, Enfield

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The impact on our senses of White Webbs Toby Carvery initially blindsided us. On one hand, here was this most impressive building, housed in some beautiful parkland. We admired the Georgian architecture upon our approach and the sweeping entranceway. On the other hand, our first clue to the horrors within came in the form of signs screwed to the steps, reminding us to remain fully dressed throughout our visit. Inside - once beyond the incredible stone fireplace - we descended into Toby Carvery country. Screaming children queued up around hotplates, filling themselves with cheap food. Depressed looking families sat around on third rate hotel lobby furniture, perhaps contemplating the futility of it all. With a decor and approach completely at odds with the interior, we struggled to make sense of it all. Service was what you'd expect from a bored A-level student with a fringe so long it made finding the soda gun difficult, while the two ales were off (but with the clips still facing outwards - we guess few people ask for them). The owners, M&B, would do better to refurbish it in the style of one of their more upmarket brands (such as Vintage Inns) because at the moment it feels a little like coming across a branch of McDonald's inside Windsor Castle. The house itself was built in 1791 by Dr Abraham Wilkinson, a notable agricultural landowner. We wonder what he would make of his old house now.
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Whitewebbs Lane, Enfield, London, EN2 9HH
020 8363 0542
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