This traditional English pub is located in a honey-coloured building, part of which may have been converted from a barn, judging by its high ceilings. The food is good, although Lin may have been hungry after eating her portion of boeuf stroganoff, not larger than a child's.
Favorite Dish: I had traditional English cottage pie, very hot, straight from the oven and enjoyed it very much. I'd found it displayed on the specials' board, so don't forget to look at that as well as at the menu. Lin and I both had chocolate tart with custard for dessert, which was excellent and probably very fattening too.
The Elephant and Castle can be described as a traditional country pub, serving the sort of dishes you would expect at such places. It's very conveniently situated close to the A361 and has its own car park, although it can be full at times. The building itself is an original 15th century coaching inn made of local honey-coloured stone and decorated with flower arrangements. You can sit outside in the courtyard patio or in one of the pleasantly cool rooms, especially on a hot summer day. In the winter, you will be kept warm by real roaring log fire.
We just dropped in there and didn't have a proper meal, just a bowl of chips, an ice cream and some orange juice. It was on the day I was going back home and didn't want to stuff myself full before the journey. What I liked best there was the part arranged as a traditional kitchen, with the kitchen Aga, which I had known only from literature, and old traditional kitchen utensils. A nice history lesson and rather unexpected too.