Bank holiday fun. I hope you’ve all been out enjoying the slightly warmer and drier weather for this three day weekend. As I work Saturdays my time was limited to only two days off, Sunday and Monday , but I sure made the most of it. A nice drive in to the Kent countryside to a little town called Shipborne, just past Tunbridge, after admiring the view along the journey, and a little country walk, in high heels of course, we stopped to quench our thirst and feed our appetite. We headed of to a little pub next to a quaint little church, (perfect if I was to get married) it was called The Chaser Inn, and they certainly did chase to get to where they are today, quite inspiring and a beautifully flourishing gastro pub, with it's winning food and very own magazine keeping you up to date with the jones. Having been impressed the first time I visited this pub in the summer of ’15 situated in the beautiful garden that runs between the pub and the church, this visit had a lot to live up to. Today the weather was a little dull not that we should complain, so opted to sit inside of the pub grabbing the last available table, as with it’s thriving popularity this pub gets reserved in advance especially on a bank holiday relaxing at our table after selecting our drinks from their extensive wine list, we ordered our food. the service was quick and our waitress was very polite. we could have only waited quarter of an hour, no longer and our food was delivered.
Since may bank holidays are normally the visits to the seaside I brought the sea side to me and ordered cod a chips ( a shock to me as I was very poorly of fish and have been reluctant to eat it ) but today is another day. Well, having not eaten cod for numerous of years this was beautiful, melt in your mouth cod, the steam oozed out as I cut into the the beer batter, the pure white fish tasted perfect, with the taste of tarter sauce and mushy peas. The chips were chunky golden brown with a crunchy crust. It definitely made my mouth water. It wasn’t long before we ordered a desert, no way was I able to eat this one alone. Warm Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream with two spoons (my Fav). This brownie crunchy on the outside a soft and gooey in the centre perfectly matched the creamy soft vanilla ice cream. This was amaze. A sugar party in my belly. Then it was time to go home and relax in a food coma.
I cannot wait for the sunshine to finally arrive to visit them again for one of their special events in the summer. Absolutely gutted that I haven’t yet signed up to the Whiting and Hammond loyalty scheme
I guess theres always another bank holiday. (wink wink)