Finally had the pleasure of being able to get to the Rose & Crown to try out their menu and it was superb and I had the pleasure of twice in one weekend! The manu is prepared by French Head Chef Tony Lemaitre renowned in the area for his fantastic food. Friday night I went with a friend and had a starter of the calamari which was so tender and delicious, my friend commented that it was the best calamari she’s ever had and that’s going some as she’s travelled far and wide. For the main I had the Surf and Turf, it was just delicious, the garlic prawns are out of this world. It was all cooked to perfection and a lovely combination with sauté potatoes and salad and I asked for a peppercorn sauce on the side which wasn’t a problem.
Sunday I took family there for Sunday lunch and again what a delight. The meats come direct from a local farmer- so straight off the farm and no middle man. I had the roast beef and some of the party had the roast leg of lamb, the quality of the meat is one of the best I’ve ever tried. Accompanied by beautiful home made Yorkshire puddings and delicious crunchy on the outside, fluffy in the middle roast potatoes accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables it is superb, and the price as well – fantastic value for money. I couldn’t resist the calamari again to start and some of the party went for the crème brulee for dessert which they said was delicious.
I would highly recommend the Rose & Crown and with Tony Lemaitre as the Head Chef and Alex at the front of house, Andy the landlord really cannot go wrong with his new team. The atmosphere was lovely, really buzzing. Friday night was so busy … I actually had a problem trying to park!
Well done the new team at the Rose & Crown!