Pub Grub

Posted on 6th Nov 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

Just a general post about eating out when travelling in the UK.  Of course there are expensive restaurants, as there are anywhere, but eating out can fall well within a sensible budget.  We only really dined ‘posh’ on one occasion – lunch at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London.  More on that in another post…

We ate in lots of pubs – love the atmosphere in English pubs and these days most menus encompass more than a pork pie and fish ‘n’ chips.  And the Sunday roasts are very good.  A few that spring to mind – The Bear, The White Lion, The Earle Arms, The Goose, The Riverside and The Spindle Wheelbarrow Elephant Cock & Thistle – okay, I made the last one up but English Pubs can have great names.

We found that main courses around 10 quid seemed to pop up as a price quite often.  Here are a few dishes from the Earle Arms in Heydon village (right).

Slow roasted lamb shank with minted gravy and vegetables 10.90

Whole grilled plaice with herb butter served with vegetables 10.10

Steak and ale pie with vegetables and mash or fries and peas 9.20

Thai green curry with king prawns served with rice 9.60

Spinach and tomato risotto with dressed salad 8.90

Lambs liver and bacon in balsamic gravy with mash and vegetables 9.50