I think it depends what you pay. Cheap won't ever be all freshly prepared. Expensive should be!
Yes, reflected in the price.
FleurPepper the last meal I had in Wetherspoons must have been reheated in the oven on full for several hours!
I'm sure a local pub (a chain) does use some pre-prepared food but it is usually good pub grub.
This would never be acceptable in other countries of course not!
But we're British!! 😁
We're used to bad food 😁
And now, another blow. In a recent survey of French restaurants, more than a third fessed up that they serve industrially prepared, and often frozen, food. Fast-food outlets, mind you, weren't even included in that poll, which was conducted by Synhorcat, a French restaurant trade group
The home of haute cuisine 😲