Marquis a noble place for top grub
‘WE come here every other week,’ declared a friendly fellow diner at Marquis of Granby.
I probed further, fearing she might just come to drink.
But, she assured me, it was for the food, that it was excellent and further insisted the beef and ale pie was great.
By now I was supping an ale and reading the menu - so we were almost past the point of no return anyway.
We’ve arrived a little later in the day, at 4pm, and the place was fairly quiet. There were four or five other tables having food in the bar area. We assumed they would have been busier earlier - a suspicion pretty much confirmed when my hopes of a beef and ale pie were dashed because they’d run out. Disappointed but resolute, I ploughed on and decided to ‘go large’ with my Sunday dinner to get a trio of meats and ‘double Yorkshire’ (£13). I was intrigued if I’d get two Yorkshires or one enormous ‘double’ one - I hoped for the latter.
Before we even got to that (possibly unwisely, knowing how much food was to come) we ordered some garlic ciabatta (£5) to start.
Mrs E and I shared them and it was light enough to set us up for the main event.
My main with ‘double Yorkshire’ soon arrived and was, as expected, two Yorkshires. Plus a mound of three meats (chicken, pork and beef), mash and roasties.
The winning meat was the beef, which was a succulent cut, while the chicken was in third place, as it was a little dry.
The roasties weren’t the crispy types, which is how I like them, but a good selection of vegetables made up for it with delicious carrots, cabbage and broccoli completing the plate.
Mrs E had gone for the chicken (£9) (with one meat and one Yorkshire) and was more impressed with the chicken than I was.
With the mains polished off we turned our attention to desserts.
We went for double chocolate fudge cake with custard and Tennessee toffee cream pie with ice cream. (both £5)
The fudge cake was gooey and once mixed with the custard was fantastic. I managed to bag most of it before Mrs E was demanding a taste.
The cream pie seemed to be a frozen pud but no matter as it was happily consumed.
Overall the Marquis of Granby was good quality grub at a reasonable price. The service was good and there was a generally nice atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a drive out or you’re passing by one Sunday this is definitely worth a try.
The Marquis of Granby