Saturday, 26 February 2011

Proper Pubs

On the family's recent visit to Nana Lovelygrey in the village of Timberscombe.  we all trooped off to the Lion Inn in the village for supper.

Now this is my kind of place.    It's  a bit scruffy around the edge but the food is good, plentiful and doesn't cost a mint, there are decent beers and ciders on tap, a lounge bar with a fire and sofas and friendly staff.   There's also a skittle alley, a juke box and a pool table.  No wonder it's frequented by people of all ages and quite a few of their canine friends too. This includes the most beautiful looking dog I've ever seen, an allsorts that lives at the pub and deserves a pedigree in her own right. She's long, slender and velvety as befits her partial whippet background but is totally black and has a less angular face than her racing ancestors.

This is certainly not a trendy gastro joint with a designer interior and pretentious grub at astronomical prices. I had a delicious rare rump steak, Louis had sausage and mash and Mr Lovelygrey had beef and ale pie. This is proper village pub fare served in a welcoming atmosphere where Louis fed dog biscuits to his new furry friends. If there's a local like this near you, cherish it as I suspect that such places might be few and far between these days.

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