Sunday is the best day. You can literally do whatever you want. Sleep all day? Boozy brunch? ANYTHING. THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER.
On this Sunday, we had no plans, which is the best thing ever. So when Boy suggested we drive an hour and a half to Tipputs Inn, it was no problem at all. A nice drive to the countryside followed by a gorgeous roast lunch. It sounded like the perfect Sunday to me.
Boy’s friend Richard actually took over the pub, which is why I was so excited to visit. After looking online, I realised saving the beloved Tipputs Inn from becoming a school was a big deal within the community.
We took Mama Bridges and my cousin Daniel along for the ride. No one says no to a good roast.
Boy’s friend Mark took most of the pictures inside the pub, all of which were INSANE. It looked amazing.
You could probably tell I got a little too excited running around the pub.
I settled down to our table eventually.
We ordered a bit of a feast. I had a peak at their website before I came and everything looked so good. As in, not just delicious, but actually beautiful. I knew what I had to order.
First thing was the Tear & Share Garlic Bread, served with lashings of garlic butter or with cheese. Boy told me how delicious it was, and holy crap, was he right!
If that wasn’t stunning enough, the Flower Pot Bread arrived. Served with rosemary and a garden herb dip.
All the breads are homemade and baked in their kitchens. Mmmmmm. I wanted to save my tummy for the roast, but I couldn’t stop. Carbs are my drugs.
I was a little worried about roast since I don’t eat meat. I wasn’t in the mood for salad, so I decided to make a meal of sides. Best. Idea. Ever. The roast is done family-style, so we all got a plate with a Yorkshire pudding and some roasted potatoes on it.
Mum didn’t get a plate though. That’s because she ordered the Yorkshire Pudding Sandwich. You can get it with chicken, beef or pork. She went for beef.
Sorry, did I mention how beautiful the food is here?
If you weren’t drooling already, now’s the time to start.
Say hello to the family-style roast. They ordered the Ashley Farm Beef and Gloustershire Old Spot Pork (with Apple Sauce & Crackling). It comes with delicious sides, like the baby carrots, red cabbage, parsnips, and leek & kale…
We also ordered more sides, mainly for me. The Cauliflower Cheese, Mushrooms and Leek & Kale in Creamed Grain Mustard Sauce. As you might have noticed, there was a leek & kale that already came with the roast, but thank goodness we ordered two because it was SO FREAKING GOOD.
Just look at this feast.
My plate was a veggie heaven. One of the best roasts I’ve had, and I didn’t even need the meat.
Oh, and we ordered some Skinny Fries too. Just because.
I even had a nice little pale ale to top it all off.
Mama B was feeling my vibe and got herself a Shandy.
I don’t think I need to tell you again how good the food was. We didn’t have the heart to leave a single grain, so we got it packed up to take home. It didn’t last the night.
Yes, we were stuffed, but we couldn’t leave without some dessert. We got the Shortbread Apple Pie, which serves 2, or 4 very full piggies.
Topped with some English Custard. Oh mama.
The vanilla ice-cream was absolutely perfect with it. Such a perfect way to end the meal.
Boy ordered a macchiato, which was served in the cutest glass cup that looked like a slightly crunched plastic cup.
I spoke too soon when I said the meal ended there. Next thing I know, Rich was treating us to some truffles.
Not just any truffles – Matthieu de Gottal Chocolatier “Pour L’Amour du Chocolat”.
Seriously worth what seemed like such a short drive. It’s actually not too far from Bath, so I can pop down when the rugby is on (they have TV’s and a big projector and TV’s for all the sport), another Sunday roast or just a beer. Highly recommended!