There are other things in life besides Wargaming and selling soldiers to chaps across the globe- this last week for instance its been Spain Canada, Finland and the Russian Federation ,Oh and Italy but there are times when Carole and I get sick of the little lead gits and hie ourselves off to somewhere else. Usually our favourite Watering hole.
The Causey Arch Inn.
This is a fine hostelry- not as pretentious as some I've frequented- those that call themselves "Gatropubs" and while the food may I say only may be OK the air of "Pretentious? Moi?" of the staff and some Clientele is not .
So to the Causey Arch Inn- Splendid place with a strong farming based set of regulars. Indeed the place is owned by a farming family so all the produce is farm assured- even the game. On those occasions when Venison is available I can tell you within 3 or 4 blokes who shot it and where it came from.
Now don't get me wrong here the Causey Arch is not simply a farmers pub- the Food is cracking too but the Chef- Michael has managed an unpretentious "Bistro style "of cooking and presentation that Carole and I love. . This is more than "pub-grub" but avoids the baggage of the "Gastropub" . Equally if you want simple food the standard menu- Steaks , Burgers Chicken and a veggie option amongst others are all there ,freshly prepared. But Keep and eye on the Specials board- changed weekly -for here often lies treasure. In the recent past Carole and I have had a most superb Risotto, some excellent Salmon and a Lamb stew of pure quality. To say nothing of sundry Steaks and Bangers and Mash(sauages from the Farm of course) and a cracking lasagna that have passed my lips. Real ale is also there for those of us with a palate- Usually 3 different local brews all of exceeding quaffability
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I've never so- far sampled the live music but chaps who have love it . Me I go there for the Beer the Food and the laughs