The good lady wife and I had been meaning to go to The Grove for ages, so we took a punt on Saturday night. We should have booked as it was busy, but the gent behind the bar was great and accommodated us. My wife was amazed by the dessert cabinets (better than the photos) and my evening got even better when I saw the local Salopian brewery real ales were on tap.
We'd read about how you can cook your own steaks on the rock, but the choice is so much more than just steaks. In the end the wife had the sirloin steak on the rock and I had the homemade steak and ale pie. Honestly, it was fantastic...proper portions of succulent meat and crumbly pastry with great homemade chips and gravy. The steak was thick, yet so soft and the wife really enjoyed the cooking experience and the smell of fresh steak sizzling away as you tuck in to the gorgeous chips and salads. Like the mains menu there was a massive choice of desserts and they all looked tempting, but in the end I devoured a banoffee waffle which I was amazed at considering the size of the portion which also came with cream and ice-cream. The wife had a Baileys cheesecake which she couldn't finish, so the staff kindly wrapped it for us to take home.
The Grove isn't one of those bland generic 2 for 1 pubs, it is a brilliant country restaurant, serving unique and great homemade food and drink We will have to come back to simply work our way through the menu choices!!! A great night, thank you to all at The Grove.
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