Mar­quis a no­ble place for top grub

Sunday Sun - - Eating Out -

‘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

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