Another Saturday in the countdown to Christmas – and another Lunch with friends!
This time, it was the Old White Hart at Lyddington (we were last here back in February) to meet up with Nick & Celina. Compared to last night’s venue, this place was full of people… and atmosphere together with a roaring open fire – Perfect!
Unfortunately, the ‘atmosphere’ meant that the lighting was dim and with the aged Menus aged all this combined to make the reading a little ‘challenging’! (grey text on a off-white sheet of paper!) Still, it was a small gripe. Our drinks from the Bar were served without delay and we’d soon made our decision for Starters and Mains – without the aid of a torch. Service was pretty quick and we were soon tucking-in. Although the food was tasty, both Courses could have been a tad warmer and Ann’s Courses suffered from the same fate as her fish last night – overcooked!
Still, all-in-all, it was a pretty enjoyable experience, leisurely paced and with plenty of time therefore to catch-up with each other’s news (Looks like we’re both in the middle of planning bathroom renovations!). We were there for a good two hours before we paid up and headed back to the cars in the pouring rain.
We said our goodbyes, agreeing to catch-up early next year, after our holidays.