It was a real pleasure to be eating Sunday lunch in a pub again, after so long. (This was our first visit here.) It's an attractive old building, with plenty of space inside and pretty outside seating areas. The car park is huge.
The roasts were great, with nicely-cooked veg, but came with just two potatoes each, which I thought a bit miserly, so I cheekily asked for more. My request was met with perfect politeness and a willingness to comply. In fact, our helpful waiter asked if there was anything else I'd like, so I asked for more cauliflower cheese and more gravy, as well.
For the future, I think it would be a good idea to serve a jug of extra gravy on the side, as a matter of course, as many other pubs do. And three potatoes, or even four - again, as most other places we've tried like to do. The gravy was particularly delicious, and I tried to work out what the different flavours were.
I regretted being quite so greedy for the main course, however, when I saw one of my favourite puddings, rhubarb crumble, on the desserts menu. In the end, we shared one between us and it was the best I've had for a long time. The perfect ratio of crumble to fruit (these things are vitally important!) and nice big pieces of fruit, as well - not just a sloppy mush, as we've had elsewhere. There was a lovely slight hint of lemon in there, too, which balanced the flavours beautifully.
I'm sure we will be back for another go; not least because I want a whole crumble to myself, next time!
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