A couple of weekends ago, we (me & Ian) escaped to the countryside and took up camp for the evening at The Crown Pub & Restaurant in Granborough. Set in a beautiful village, away from the hustle and bustle of town life, The Crown is a perfect evening getaway for delicious food and drink for everyone.
We were greeted by the lovely staff there (honestly, they were all fab!) and were shown to a lovely barn conversion-look room with wooden beams and big windows letting the light stream in. One of the first things I noticed was their huge garden space, perfect for those with children that need to burn off that extra energy they have!
When we were settled we ordered our drinks. For me, it was a glass of orange squash to quench my thirst…and a pot of tea. I know, I know, a strange pairing, but I was thirsty cue the squash and had a bit of a stressed out afternoon hence the calming pot of tea!! Don’t judge me! Haha! For Ian on the other hand it was a rather refreshing San Miguel.
Then it was food time! Yay! To kick start the evening I had the courgette and parmesan soup, chosen from the specials board. I wasn’t sure what I’d think of the soup, but I was very pleasantly surprised with a very yummy bowl of deliciousness! The soup was accompanied with a lovely piece of bread and proper butter (which is lovely when you’re used to eating healthy spreads most days!) – definitely worth considering if it’s on the menu when you visit. Ian opted for the butterflied sardines on toast with chorizo salsa, again another choice from their specials board. He really enjoyed this tasty little starter and we both thought it was great to see something so unusual like that on the menu.
Taste buds ignited, it was time to ready ourselves for the main course. The roasted lamb rump, chickpea & chorizo stew with salsa verde, definitely had my name on it! I loved the mixture of ingredients, again something a little different mixed up together, but absolutely delicious and a perfect hearty meal cooked to perfection. Ian went for the slow roasted pork belly (a pub restaurant classic!), with spring onion mash, apple puree and savoy cabbage. Can you beat pork and apple together? I’m not too sure! This was another gorgeous dish, topped with a sprinkling of crackling – crackling which was actually crunchable and edible unlike some places which think your teeth are made of steel…
Just look at these stunning dishes..! If these don’t get you racing over there to try it for yourself, well, I do hope you’re feeling okay!?
Thankfully, we had room left in our bellies for a dessert-sized portion of food – convenient right!? Sooo…ready to get salivating over our desserts? Here goes!
Calling all cheesecake fans!! If you’d like to taste the most amazingly textured cheesecake EVER, you better get booking your table at The Crown in Granborough today, because the citrus cheesecake, with lemon sorbet and blackberry compote is about to become your new best friend. It. Is. To. Die. For. I’d happily go back to the restaurant just for this alone. Amazing.
Ian had the very scrummy lemon tart, which comes with Chantilly cream (lush stuff!!) and raspberries. The Chantilly cream was a perfect addition to this dessert, aiding to balance out the taste of the yummy tart tasting fruits.
Doesn’t it all sound dreamy!? You can check out all this deliciousness and so much more at The Crown in Granborough, so why not book your table today and check it all out for yourself. Your eyes and stomach will thank you for it!
*Food and drinks were provided free of charge by The Crown in Granborough, but the subsequent thoughts and views I had on the service and food are most definitely my own!