This year now we have Bolan, we thought we'd escape the night and visit somewhere further afield for a lovely meal and stopover, so a night away from the children to boot. The Crab and Boar in Newbury were happy to have us sleep in their car park providing we were aware that there are no facilities that we can use during the night/early morning.
So donning our glad rags and swiftly leaving Nanny to do the bed routine we drove 45 minutes away to this lovely gastropub.
What we ate:
Claire & Mat Starter: Local Partridge Salad – Confit leg and liver pate, pickled cabbage, smoked almonds, pomegranate & autumn leaves
Mat Pasta – “Sea Rock” Home-Made Spaghetti – Mixed shellfish, sun-dried tomato, preserved lemon and smoked mozzarella sauce
Claire Pasta – Home-Made “Crab & Boar” Mezzelune – Guanciale, fresh picked Cornish crab and bisque sauce
Mat Main – Cripsy Pork Belly – Grilled fennel sausage on mash potato, sautéed broccoli, buttered cabbage and smoked apple puree
Claire Main – Cornfed Chicken Breast – Leg ballotine, mustard croquette, confit root vegetables, tarragon velouté
Dessert – Brandy Alexander and Woodford Reserve Bourbon
It was a delicious meal and a lovely atmosphere here, what made it even better was the very short stumble to our bed!
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