…and just what we needed after a hard day in the garden
At last – some sunshine and time to get some jobs done in the garden. After a full day in the sun (in my case up a ladder repairing a leaking summerhouse roof) we didn’t feel like cooking (and by that time I felt I really did deserve another pint of ‘Moonshine’) so we decided to eat at the Black Lion in Firbeck as we’d not been there together for a couple of months.
We were both too tired for a full meal and just went for a main course. Ann had Chicken Chardonnay (£9.95) while I was initially tempted by a salad starter as a main but I recalled listening to “The Life of Pie” on Radio 4 so after much deliberation I gave in and plumped for the Home-made Steak and Ale Pie (£8.95).
Both meals were really very good and nicely presented. Also nice to see a steak and ale pie which does not just have a puff pastry top slapped on at the last minute. Our portions were ample and just right for what we wanted.
It was a lovely evening and warm enough to eat outside though getting a bit on the chilly side by the time we left around 9:00pm.
We normally suggest that guests at Throapham House try the Black Lion. Recent visitors have been telling us that the food has been excellent so it’s nice for us to be able to confirm this.
We need good quality pubs and food in the area that we can recommend so please keep up the good work.
(Now, after playing my ‘cello on a Thursday night can I sneak in on the way home to one of the fortnightly jazz sessions… …watch this space!)