Having found out about this pub from this site my fiancée and i headed there this last Sunday for lunch. The pub is in a lovely area and from the second you walk in your made to feel welcome from the friendly staff.
Originally they sat us in the bar area which we were more than happy with but then the lady that appears to be the restaurant manager ( i think her name is Gabi) offered to seat us in the restaurant under the window in the light. Well after months of snow/drizzle/grey cloud we were delighted to take up this option!
We had the deli platter to share for starters and it was beautiful. It is a tapas style selection made of salamis, fresh bread, olives, home made fish paste and hummus (both were amazing!), anchovies, cray fish tales, chillies, pickled onions and chutney. We both loved this starter and i couldn't fault it.
For mains my fiancée went for the corn fed chicken supreme with mixed wild mushrooms, leeks and bacon in cheese, dauphinoise potatoes and red wine jus (from the specials board) and i went for roast sirloin of beef, duck fat potatoes and all sorts of veg. The veg was thankfully not cooked steamed and plain (like most pubs) and both meals were full of flavour and quality.
We then had a pudding each, which if we are being honest we didn't need and struggled to eat! But we loved the presentation on the slate boards and the popping candy!!!!
All in all there is not one thing i could find fault in apart from it being 30 minutes away from Malvern and not local! The service was quick, efficient and not rushed. Gabi and the other staff were very friendly, the stowfords was spot on, the food was some of the best I've ever had at a restaurant and my fiancée and i could not recommend this pub enough. We will be back in a big group for my birthday next month!
... and to top it off we had 3 courses each and a pint of stowfords and the bill only came to £55, which for the quality of the food was great value.
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