This pub / restaurant in Mistley sits a little away from the causeway, on the main road through the village. It’s menu is on the pricey side, and I will never mind making that choice if the food is excellent.
This however was a mixed bag. The roast beef dinner was lovely – the meat beautifully cooked, melty and lovely. The veg was nicely cooked, the gravy not quite enough. But the Yorkshire (green inside, if you can believe that!) was inedible. I saw several go back.
For pudding I opted for the american pancakes with toffee sauce but was told they kitchen had run out.
Its flour, eggs and milk, and children learn them as a first ever lesson at school.
(lesson learned – sometimes when a menu says these things are cooked at the place, it might not have been recently.) I opted for the rhubarb jelly with vanilla ice cream, thinking it a poor second place to pancakes, but I was delighted with it. The jelly was a delight, so wobbly the whole table giggled, the ice cream was soft and lovely and the shortbread biscuits were yummy.
At £9 a glass of red was a raising of the eyebrow (only flippin Malbec ffs, not a chateauneuf!)
So I may not go again, but I might. Its a bit far to go to be disappointed but when they get it right they get it very right indeed.