The Green Pea is not the easiest or most obvious place to find, principally because it is within a larger pub with a different name, and the signs for the restaurant are not particularly large. In effect, the Green Pea is in the side saloon.
It was the first time that the chef has ever drawn up a chair at our table, sat down and then recited the evening’s menu, describing the appeal of each item. Tom is certainly unique and his enthusiasm for his food is compelling. It was difficult making a choice as to what to have, but we ended up on the fish and chips, and my friend had the fabled lamb shanks.
The lamb shanks were grand as the meat fell away from the bone as others have described. My friend also said that the gravy was sublime. You could taste the freshness of my fish.
For dessert we chose a lemon tart and a bakewell tart which we then split and shared. Both were homemade.
Both Tom and his Polish waitress were enthusiastic and attentive, but they leave you to enjoy your meal in peace in contrast to other establishments where you are always aware of hovering waiters.
Both my friend and I have agreed that we must return when we shall try the meat pies for the main course as they did sound wonderful.
If you own or manage Green Pea, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.