Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Robin Hood, Durley, 27th July 2017

We had visited this popular pub in Durley on two previous occasions so we thought it would be a good opportunity for another visit coupled with a nice summers walk. Unfortunately, heavy rain was forecast, although this did not materialise, we took the short bus ride from Bishops Waltham.

On arrival it was already very busy but we managed to fight our way to the bar to the selection of beers.
On offer, was Robin Hood Bitter,3.9%, we understand brewed by Greene King for the pub, Wadworths Dirty Rucker, 4% and Trumans Runner, 4%. All the beers tried were in good condition.

The pie on offer to us was homemade Lamb, Rosemary and Garlic so we retired to our table in anticipation!

The pie portions were cut from one large pie, which we like as it results in more filling than pastry. The pastry top was latticed which we had not experienced before but as a Pie Club we are always looking for something out of the ordinary. It came with mash or chips and a good selection of fresh vegetables and extra gravy on the side, just as we like it!

The pie had plenty of filling but we felt not all of the flavours from the rosemary and garlic got through but overall a decent pie accompanied with very good fresh veg. Plates were cleared but there was still room for some of the group to choose from the excellent choice of desserts on offer.

As the weather was now dry, the more active members of the group elected to walk back to Bishops Waltham. The others returned in various forms of transport not all traditional!

Scores (max of 5 in each category, 25 overall):
  • Pastry         2.97
  • Filling        4.17
  • Beer           4.39
  • Ambience  3.99
  • Value         4.46
  • Overall    19.98
Our thanks to everyone at the Robin Hood for a most enjoyable lunch.