We were going to be in the Langley area on Monday, and searched around this site for a pub we hadn't tried.
The Artful Dodger was near the top of the list, and the ratings were good. Off we went, south, south, south on 200th.
We arrived just around noon, and it was quiet. A few motorbikes, a few pickups, no horses...
The server greeted us promptly, got our drinks and left us to sort through the (very large) menu. The Other Half decided on beef and Guinness stew served in a giant Yorkshire pud, and I was intrigued by the prime rib sandwich. Not sliced leftovers, I was told, but a single piece of prime rib. I asked if it was possible to get it rare or medium rare. No problem. Gravy on the side instead of over it? No problem.
The food came in good time, and it was steaming hot. The one problem... the "rare to med-rare" prime rib was VERY well done. When the server came back to check, I did mention that well done was not anywhere near med-rare in my mind. She looked at it, agreed, came back with a plate and removed the bread and meat.. She came back just minutes later with another plate, another piece of meat freshly-grilled. She was very cheerful and very charming about the whole issue. Unfortunately, "rare" doesn't seem to be possible in that kitchen. It was well-done again. I gave up and ate it. When the server checked again, she asked to see the meat. "Oh no...!" She seemed genuinely concerned. I told her, no worries, I would eat it since it didn't seem likely I was going to get the meat done rare. This is a pub, after all, not Gotham's steak house...!
The premises were a little older, but clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly and obliging. Salads were fresh and crisp, fries were hot and crisp. The stew was pronounced excellent. Pale ale was from a fresh keg, and perfect.
Not a young, hipster clientele, so the O.H. and I fit in nicely. I would go back