On a chilly, wet and windy day visiting Dover with friends it was such a relief to see somewhere that sold food in an inviting and slightly quirky establishment.
Then we sat having been greeted by a tall, chilled gent (that did not look or sound unlike Mick Fleetwood).
What we ordered was nothing fancy and had a wine with it; what we got was a more than satisfying preparation of food with a local wine and local beer.
To say they knew what they were doing with what they had is an understatement.
I had the "crying lamb" which was a preparation of lamb slow-cooked over slices of potato (to soak up the juices) with a small sprinkling of cooked spinach on the side...sounds good so far? Tasted so much better. The hint of garlic and fennel in the spinach complimented the succulent yet still in tact lamb that only fell apart when you tried to get to the potato's now drenched in the juice (not fat) of the rest of the meal.
Our vegetarian friend was in the mood for a lighter bite that he wanted and happened to be two starters and his soup starter brought not only the colour back to his cheeks but a smile that only comes with culinary pleasantly-surprised satisfaction.
Another friend had the home-made burger and chips - all freshly made it was like a meaty pillow and the chips were superbly flavoured.
Not having room for a desert myself, a friend had the baked cheesecake and though my stomach was saying no, the rest of me was saying "ooh yes please".
I do like supporting local business and clearly these guys do too and the result is something I highly recommend and they should definitely be starred regularly.
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