Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pub grub

As I've said before after trips to the UK, I think people are wrong to laugh at English cuisine. In my opinion it isn't the cuisine but the way far too many people cook it that's the problem.

We enjoy pubs, the atmosphere and the food, and for our four days in Derbyshire, in the Peak District National Park, we stayed B&B in this one:



They have a big menu and the item that caught my attention was this one:



Here it is - it more than met my expectations:



This went down well too:



For breakfast this was served up:



That sets you up for the day!

Not only is it cooked well, equally importantly they start with top quality ingredients. This is farming country and the meat has a great reputation. An added bonus is that the pub owners have a son who's a local butcher so they get the best of the best.

15 comments:

purple said...

I had oats for breakfast! sob sob... and now watching those pictures I can hear my tummy telling me to get a life!!!

ZeTallGerman said...

There's nothing wrong with Pub Grub... especially when (due to lack of decent pub grub here in Dubai) you simply learn to cook it yourself at home! Thanks for the inspiration seabee... we'll be having Yorkshire puddings and a roast this weekend at our house :-)

Bush Mechanic said...

...or a bottle of sandwiches.

Naseem said...

the breakfast plate looks so dam delicious... mouth watering

the real nick said...

And let's not forget chip butties with brown sauce!

Seabee said...

Nick that was the good old days, a chip butty, a stale scotch egg or a bag of crisps. Pub food today ain't what it once was.

Media Junkie said...

the breakfast plate looks awesome.

the real nick said...

seabee, I said that half in jest, although you'll still find chip butties in greasy spoons oop Noorth but I had them even in Brighton. but that may have been ironic butties.
We actually once decided to buy a property in a particular area of North London because the pub there was so good ('The Orange Tree' in Totteridge, N20). Incidentally we sold when the cook changed.

Seabee said...

Nick, cooks changing is a real problem. The pub I posted about used to do sensationally good honey roast shoulder of lamb and rabbit casserole, no longer available because the chef moved on. On the other hand, the new one makes better pies...

alexander... said...

*groan* That's not fair. Barely back two weeks and now I've got a major pub grub need on...

Masterofword said...

I do not know why people are so strict about English cuisine. it looks very tasty!

Zoe said...

I absolutely love your blog!

Lifes Lens said...

Really enjoyed your site mate

Seabee said...

Thanks, Zoe and LL.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Genuine English cuisine is delicious.

That stuff all looks great but the portion sizes are obscene.

Most of those meals were enough for two people. No wonder the Brits have an obesity problem!