Saturday, February 23, 2013

Crooked Inn

This was an unexpected find. Tucked just off the A38 The Crooked Inn is reached along a long private drive. Gorse Fox and Silver Vixen had booked and were greeted as soon as we arrived, and told where our table could be found. We were shown the specials board and given the standard menus and wandered off to our table. Once you have selected you return to the bar to order.

We both selected from the specials board, the Silver Vixen having local lamb, the Gorse Fox chose some pork fillet in calvados. We had to wait a little while, but nothing that was unreasonable given the quality of the food we were served. Both dishes were quite remarkable. Indeed I do not think I have ever tasted such a tender and succulent piece of pork. These were no Pre-prepared meals that were reheated on demand, these were cooked to order.

Food was outstanding.

(With reference to the recent scandals regarding rogue meat - the Gorse Fox noticed they took this seriously with a prominent sign round the back telling people to keep the gate closed to stop the horses getting in).

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