If you are looking to dine somewhere which offers a feel of the countryside in the heart of town then why not visit the Lion and Pheasant Hotel?
There is secure car parking for visitors at the rear of the hotel and the restaurant and bar are some of the oldest parts of the building, dating back to the 15th century.
The country style restaurant is elegantly decorated with oak beams and an inglenook fireplace.
We visited the hotel on a Friday night and, after being greeted at the bar, we were taken to our table and were promptly asked what we would to drink. We asked to look at the wine list and ordered a bottle of the 23.Pfalz Riesling, Rudolf Muller medium white wine.
For starters I ordered soup of the day served with a mini malted petit pain while my partner had the garlic bread topped with melted cheese and onion.
Our starters arrived very quickly and were very generous portions.
The warm mini malted petit pan complemented my creamy tomato soup. This was a very good start to the evening and left us with enough room to enjoy the remainder of our meal.
For mains I ordered the chicken filled with brie wrapped in bacon and served with pickle sauce, while my partner decided to sample 8oz sirloin steak served with onion rings and mushrooms. The meals were served with a selection of vegetables, boiled potatoes and hand cut fries.
The staff left just enough time after we had finished our starters before they brought our mains.
My chicken was beautifully presented and every mouthful was a pleasure. The vegetables were well cooked and the hand cut fries were among the best I have ever tasted.
My partner’s steak also looked very appetising and she commented on how tender it was.
She was offered a choice of sauces to go with her steak before deciding on a mushroom sauce which she said added a lot of taste to her meal.
Although we were both struggling to find room for a dessert we were had been so impressed by our first two courses that we decided to order a treacle roly-poly for myself and a chocolate fudge cake for my partner. Yet again we weren’t disappointed and they were a perfect end to a very enjoyable meal. My partner was particular impressed with the fudge cake which she said melted in her mouth.
If you want somewhere to eat that offers elegant surroundings, tasty food and is good value for money than I would definitely recommend the Lion and Pheasant Hotel.
The hotel has a regularly changing menu, offering a wide selection of food and wines to suit all tastes.
Sunday lunch is served between 12.15pm and 2.15pm and costs £6.95 for adults and £3.95 for children aged 10 and under.