Sorry to hear that our Bar Meal Menu was not clear, we will change it to read "chips, peas & salad" on the next re-print to avoid further confusion.
We did recently consider upgrading the vegetables and salad on our bar meals and tried out quite a few changes last year. However there would have been a resultant increase in price and more importantly, there was simply not enough room on the plate to add anything else. We obtained samples of larger plates, but these wouldn't fit on our tables!
We do of course serve our A'la Carte Menu in the evenings which includes a greater choice of vegetables, served on a much grander scale.
After a lot of consideration we decided to leave our Bar Menu and style of meal the same as it's been for donkey's years. The number of meals served at The Lion Inn has increased every single year since my family moved here in 1980. According to our Business Rates assessor we are the busiest country pub in the UK so there is obviously some demand for what we are doing.
However, we'd be crazy if we thought we could satisfy everyone, and maybe The Lion Inn is just not the right sort of pub for Mr Jeavons, but we appreciate him taking the time to pass on his thoughts.