George and the Flagon

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We haven’t been here since we had lunch with Ian and Ann a couple of weeks ago and so It was a welcome return to The George in Stamford today. Today’s treat was lunch with another of our oldest friends – Mick and Jane. We set off just before 11.30 and into some atrocious driving conditions – wind and rain, and freezing cold too – and that was reflected by the lack of traffic on the road.

We arrived just before 12.15 to a surprisingly empty ‘top half’ of the car-park (I can’t recall a time when we haven’t had to fight for a space!). It was still raining hard, so we retrieved the umbrella and took a swift walk to the Restaurant.

We skipped Starters and headed straight for the Mains – Ann had Shetland Salmon with Fresh Prawns whilst I tried the Woodbridge Duck. All washed down with a flagon of White Rioja – not a typical wine-choice for us, but we really enjoyed it.

..and whilst some of us skipped Dessert, I couldn’t resist the Prune and Armagnac Tart! – Yummy!

As has become the norm here, it was all very delicious – and the service was top notch!

…all finished off with a truffle each, courtesy of the management!

Two hours later, it was all over, and after wandering back to the (now very full) car-park, we said our goodbyes until the next time. Whilst we were busy enjoying the George’s wares, the weather hadn’t improved outside, and consequently, we had a really mucky journey home.

Once home, it was heating on, feet up, and catch-up on a bit of TV. Ann then made the Trifle for tonight’s party at Paul and Karen’s.

Another tough day!!

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