There is an old japanese saying “In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.” this is the Purdy arms - The welcoming we got here was bar none with both friendly staff and the hosts Jules and Kat. It is set on acres of beautiful garden with a terrace for diners reminiscent of a small Italian piazza shaded in Bougainvillea, euphorbia, ferns and palms. Having visited a couple of times now on my travels, the place appears extremely family orientated. Whilst dining one can see kids enjoying themselves on bouncy castle at the bottom of the garden far enough away not to interfere with your dining experience. I've always thought the best bars are the ones with plenty of seating. If you step into the bar at the Purdy arms there are an abundance of furnished and comfortable looking bar stools and tables where you can enjoy your drinks, and follow whatever sporting events are being shown on the two projectors (In this case the Rugby). The Menu is a combination of good pub grub moving up to more sophisticated dishes with a pizza menu alongside. This pub/restaurant seems to have something for everyone. You can choose to eat quietly inside one of the dining rooms, in the bar or outside on the terrace.
My choice: feta and ginger samosas. a hells gate pizza (for chilli fanatics - not for the delicate palate), the salad bar, and a chocolate roulade to wash it all down. Well worth a visit!
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