The best sunday dinner i have ever had , hospitality was amazing what a little gem of a place . Somewhere i will never forget
Reviewed 08-Dec-2008 by Lauren (1)
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This rural Inn was highly reccomended to us on our visit to the Lakes by several locals in the area, also found favoural comments in the book where we stayed.
This was a traditional local pob, with a warm, relaxed welcome, a good selection of local ales and a open log fire.
What was mouthwateringly surprising was the quialty of the food given its surroundings, we later found out that the chef who cooked, worked in numerous michelin starred restaurants both in the UK & in France.
My starter consisted of pan fried scallops with crispy belly pork, set on a celeriac and apple puree, with a red wine & staranise dressing. This must be one of the best starters i have ever had. My partner chose the jerusalem artichoke soup topped with wild ceps. For mains, we oppted for the Hoggit Pie for two, served in a large urthan wear pot, presented in the centre of our table along with local oganic carrots & the Church House pickled red cabbage, a perfect acomplianent to this dish. We were told by our waitress that this was a local breed of Lamb, not quite mutton, but not quite Lamb, reffered to as a Hoggit, Layered with kidneys, black pudding and crispy potatoes, there was no doubt that any of our meal wasnt home made or fresh! Unfortunately we had no room left for our pudding.