The title is just the mouth-watering start of a visit to this delightful little pub right on the estuary of beautiful Bosham. Warm greetings to 4 chaps from in and around the capital as part of a splinter group for my brother's hilarious 30th birthday weekend were appreciated (local death stares and jukebox malfunctions are the norm for local pubs such as this normally), and the selection of real ales were met with the appetite for trying them all - to which we over-indulged ten-fold. Good bantered bar staff and a real atmosphere of local authenticity swept through the traditional decor, a log fire providing a subtle comfortability which was duly toasted by yet another pint, and the decor filled with types of ship-ahoy nature.
Our Saturday dining experience was just absolutely banging, this time accompanied by the ladies. One thing to bare in mind however is it that our party of 7 was considered a fairly large group (their main dining room could cater for two groups of 8-9 i reckon), so booking is essential. Quality Argentinian Malbec and a crisp Sauvignon helped wash down 7 clean plates, which had previously consisted of immaculate starters, steaks and fresh fish dish specials cooked to perfection and id be lying if I said I hadn't sunk another pint of Cornish.
To the snob it may not look much from the outside, weathering must be taken into account from its behind, but inside is a hidden gem of local history and an entertaining aura of a special family haunt which I am sure we will be greeted with our smiley presence again in the near future.
Pay a visit. You simply cannot come away with an upside down smile.