Today was our monthly lunch date, it seems so long since the last one and I think we were all looking forward to today. It was Sylvies choice of venue it being her birthday lunch, a young 21 again. 😮 We went to The Neptune in Dymchurch, Kent where they do a carvery and help yourself to vegetables and potatoes, very good value for £6. The lunch did not start well though as they refused to do a tab, ie where you pay at the end. So as we ordered the drinks we then had to order all the meals and pay before we could even sit down! This is the first place we have had this and I found it extremely annoying. There was 9 of us today so we couldn’t exactly do a runner out the door, we decided that one person pay it and then we would split it and then give money to that person. Then we had to do the same with dessert. We did decide that we would not be going there again as that was just too much mucking about and not want you want when your going for a nice lunch date with friends. The carvery was a bit slow and then we asked for a slice of each meat and they said no, you have to pay another £2.50 if you want a slice of each! Even though we had a great time and Sylvie had a wonderful birthday lunch it was a shame they were so stuck on their own rules.