Crowning glory in a pretty village
ordered drinks from a decent selection of beers and wines, then set about the menu.
Wehad already gone through the sample menu online ( www. thecrowninn. org) and the menu of the day had similar classic British offerings.
The starter menu was pretty limited but we had already got our eye on the main courses, so we moved on.
I went for a real winterwarmer - Lincolnshire sausages ( thick and meaty) on a bed of colcannon with a crispy bacon strip and a red wine jus.
The sausages were top quality, the colcannon nice and creamy with not too much cabbage, and the jus ever so rich and tasty,
Donna opted for a warm beetroot salad with toasted figs, walnuts, home- made mozzarella cheese and a lovely balsamic glaze. An interesting combination, summery at first glance but still a hearty meal with diverse flavours.
Post- pregnancy Donna is making up for months of missing out on her favourite cheeses - what I would call the smelly ones - so the dessert option wasn’t up for discussion.
It was nice to be shown the trolley, and hear a basic description of everything that was available. So a plate loaded with six or seven varieties followed with a homemade ( and very sweet) chutney, and grapes. They were a little bland in my opinion, but as it wasn’t my meal I was reminded that they went perfectly with the stronger cheeses.
My sweet tooth was served with a deliciously soft and fruity steamed toffee apple pudding with a cinnamon cus-