As the show didn’t start until 8pm when I went to see A Bright Room Called Day I had to find someplace nearby for a bite to eat. You couldn’t get much closer than The Ship just a few minutes walk up the road and the menu looked good which was a bonus. It has a large enclosed beer garden which is great for watching the sport and was fairly busy when I arrived but not a fan of solo al fresco dining I chose to stay inside to enjoy my meal. The menu is incredibly good value and while my choice, the pie of the day, was the most expensive everything on the menu was less than a tenner! Can’t say fairer than that. The pie on offer that day was a steak and ale pie which may come across as a bit of an odd choice for anyone that knows me as I’m not a huge fan when it comes to red meat but one bite and I knew I had made the right choice.
The plate arrived absolutely swimming in gravy and the mash was slick with melted butter. While I was disappointed at first that the pastry was more shortcrust than puff my mind was soon changed as every bit of this meal was delicious. The carrots were sweet the green beans crunchy and each bite was as satisfying as the last. But the best bit for me, believe it or not, was the meat! It just melted in my mouth and was cooked to perfection. I couldn’t finish it all though and was well and truly stuffed by the time I admitted defeat. The drink was also very reasonably priced with my glass of prosecco being just £3.65 and the atmosphere was that of a cosy family pub so possibly a good place to take the family for Sunday lunch. One things for sure, if I ever find myself in the area in need of some well cooked food this place will be top of the list!
68 Borough Road