Tag: Pub Food

Dinner, London

The Cuckfield, Wanstead

This is one of our favourite local haunts, not least because it’s where we had our first date almost a year ago (thanks Guardian Soulmates!). There’s plenty of space here, and in the summer a huge garden too. Dating back to the 1800s The Cuckfield was originally a coaching house, and you can still get …

Lunch, Out of London

The Compasses, Holbrook

I was really looking forward to this meal, and perhaps this was tempting fate. We were in Suffolk on an epic ‘Meet the Mothers’ weekend and A. was first up to run the gauntlet. I offered the choice of venue to Mum, and she plumped for The Compasses in the village of Holbrook where she’d …

Lunch, Out of London

The Duke of Wellington, High Beech

Is the third date the critical one? It certainly was for this budding romance. We worked up an appetite with a long walk in the magnificent Epping Forest. OK, in January it might not have been as wonderful as I remember, but that’s the rose tinted glasses for you. I do remember washing the clay …