Monday, 6 August 2018

The Cricketers - Curdridge - 26 July 2018

On one of the hottest days of a very hot summer, the dedicated walkers set off from Bishops Waltham to walk part of the way to Curdridge, the more sensible ones took the bus or arrived by car!

On arrival there were two real ales on offer, Greene King Barmey Army - 3.7% and Greene King Yard Bird - 4%. Unfortunately, neither of the beers were in great shape, which could well have been due to the extreme weather conditions, but all was not lost as the Czech lager was tasty and refreshingly chilled as was the Guinness.

Originally, the chef had proposed to make one large steak and kidney pie to serve us all, but as there were 11 of us he had decided to opt for individual steak and ale pies.
This was a good decision as the pies were  excellent with good shortcrust pastry and loads of filling.

It was accompanied by a very good selection of vegetables and separate gravy on the side..........,, the cauliflower cheese being very tasty.

One of our group did have room for a pudding, but as he was one of the walkers this was totally understandable.
After moving outside to finish off our beers we headed back to Bishops Waltham,, by cars and bus!
Scores (max of 5 in each category, 25 overall)
  • Pastry          4.75
  • Filling         4.70
  • Beer            3.38
  • Ambience   4.11
  • Value          4.33
  • Total        21.27
Thanks to everyone at the Cricketers for their hospitality and a most enjoyable pie.