We've been visiting the Coldstreamer since about 1989 and it's had it's ups and downs. At the moment it definitely seems to be on an up. I visited with a girlfriend on a recent extremely wet Friday lunchtime. The pub was very welcoming and the bar was quite lively considering the time of year (early March). Nearly every table in the bar was taken. After considering a very interesting looking risotto which included Cow's curd (what IS that?) and a hot Pork and Apple sandwich we both settled for the Pork and Pigeon terrine, served with a caramellised Onion marmalade and salad leaves. We ordered one portion of new potatoes to accompany it.
The terrine was lovely and moist with large pieces of Pigeon breast in it and I loved the onion marmalade. I also enjoyed the new potatoes which were served in a dressing of herb butter and appeared to be half roasted. Had to seriously restrain myself from eating too many! With the meal we had 1 large glass of wine and a large bottle of mineral water. My only complaint, and please don't take this too seriously, is that the 2 pieces of very nice melba toast that went with the terrine were a bit mean to eat the generous portion of terrine with.
We then had a cappuccino and a filter coffee. After which we gossiped the afternoon away and ordered more coffees. The service was friendly, efficient and not obtrusive and no one seemed to object to us sitting talking from 1pm to 4.30 pm whilst it rained outside!
Bill was something like £12.50 each + a tip. Very reasonable.
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