Ladies Who used to Lunch
Penny's Review of the Punchbowl Inn at Bridgnorth
Having been disrupted by the dreaded Covid 19, our forays out to lunch, as with everything else that we normally do, have been scuppered for a while.
The Government scheme to 'Eat Out to Help Out' however, has been very successful in getting the pubs and restaurants back into business.
Unfortunately, as our friend Carol Winterbottom has had to be kept safe with shielding measures, I have had to dine out without her for the time being.
Travelling out to Bridgnorth, I met my sister for another delightful lunch at The Punch Bowl Inn on the Ludlow Road. I have dined there many times over the past few years and they never disappoint.
You will always need to book a table here as it is extremely popular. August was no exception of course, with so many taking advantage of the half price food offer! We could not get a table till after 2 pm. However, precautionary measures were in place and diners were well spaced in order to keep social distancing.
We decided not to sit outside as the sun was beating down and we preferred a cooler place to eat. A nice table for two by the window fitted the bill. After ordering drinks we went over to choose our carvery meal. We always have the carvery, with a choice of beef, turkey, gammon and pork and a plethora of vegetables, all cooked to perfection on their Aga.
The meat was freshly carved onto our plates and then, with disposable gloves on hands, we helped ourselves to the rest! I particularly like the potatoes in garlic sauce and the cauliflower cheese which is always on offer, together with boiled and roast potatoes, carrots, peas, cabbage, parsnips and other seasonal veg, along with the essential Yorkshire pudding, the various accompanying sauces and the tastiest gravy ever! Is your mouth watering yet?
We enjoyed another satisfying meal, unhurried and left alone, we gladly paid the £14 - £7 each including drinks!
The temptation is to go again tomorrow...
If you like a nice ride out to Bridgnorth ... (I always go the scenic route through Sherrifhales and onto Shifnal, then through the lanes to Sutton Maddock and onto Bridgnorth). I would thoroughly recommend The Punch Bowl. In my experience, you will not get a better carvery and it is the standard I always go by when I dine anywhere else.
I just wish it was on my doorstep!
Till next time ..... whenever that may be ....?