New year, old pub.
We were here just three days ago, winning £10 on the pub quiz. That needed to be spent, so we decided to pop in tonight for dinner. Many pubs scale back their offerings on this day, after the excesses of last night, whilst some pubs stop doing food altogether.
The White Lion go for the scale back option, with a hastily printed A4 piece of paper serving as the menu for the night. We thought we might struggle for a table, with a couple of large reserved tables making the pub look much emptier than it should have. It turned out that both of these parties were over an hour late, and one of the exasperated staff had just about had enough of the tables sitting empty for so long.
Off to the bar to order, and what do I spy when I get there? A beer that’s followed us up the A50 and M6, Sly Fox by Everards Brewery, a golden ale “with a cunning hint of ginger”. It sounded good.
However, this ginger had a cunning plan, which involved escaping from its beery trap, as I couldn’t detect even a tiny hint of ginger in it. A shame, as I like a fiery ginger hit, and it would have worked nicely with my chicken burger:-
The chicken burger was rather overcooked, which is ok from a safety point of view, but made it a bit tough from a “tasty burger” point of view. It was all a bit of a sad sight really, a sign of the reduced service for the night.
It was quick and it was cheap and the White Lion is usually better than this.