It was a drive into unchartered territory for us two today as we headed with neighbours David & Valerie for the village of Peatling Parva (population 181) and The Shires Inn and Restaurant.
The occasion? A belated birthday lunch for David and me! It was Ann and my first visit, but our dining companions knew it well.
If the success of a Pub/Restaurant is measured by how full it is at 1pm on a Thursday, then they were doing very well indeed! The car-park was packed whilst inside, it was almost full in the area where we were seated! – around 50 covers.
I guess Peatling Parva is a typical village in the depths of
Northamptonshire Leicestershire – rural, scenic, and no mobile signal! As a result, our plan to take a photo of the Specials Board and then WhatsApp it to the rest so we could study it at our leisure failed. ‘Ahh‘, I hear you cry, ‘what about the Wi-Fi?’. We were told that it didn’t reach as far as our table!
Luckily, the food did… and we were soon tucking in!
Very large portions too, which might have put Dessert in doubt, but it was a birthday celebration after all, so we finished with their Eton Mess.
The menu was varied and the Specials Board even more so. The Special Price menu – 3 courses for just £15.95 each, and a £1 reduction for ‘senior citizens’ looked like exceptional value. It was!!!
All-in-all, a very enjoyable experience and consequently, it was a very long lunch! Additionally, three courses with drinks and change out of £50 brought a smile to our face!
We just need to sit nearer the router next time!!
We’ll be back! 👍👍
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