The specials of the day were vegetable or meat lasagna, steak , mushroom and ale pie and fish pie. But in our ususal fashion we didn't order the specials. I ordered a jacket potato with chicken mayo. Al had steak pie and Joe had pork pie.
Al's steak pie was exactly what you would expect, tender, flaky pie crust over steak cut in pieces and swimming in beefy gravy. He was in beef lovers heaven.He even got a platter with 4 kinds of vegtables and potatoes. Joe expected something similar but his was different, no crust, served cold , it looked sort of like pork pate. He said it was good but I wasn't brave enough to try it. And I was doomed to disappointment, the baked potatoes were all soggy they said so I had my chicken mayo in a sandwich. It was good , even if I really wanted a potato. The portions were large and we didn't have room for dessert even though they had a blackberry apple tart that looked wonderful.
This was an enjoyable stop, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and very good food.
October 6, 2001
From journal Visits to the Treasure Houses of England