Monday, 2 April 2012

Old Stocks, Stow-on-the-Wold

It was nice and olde worlde although vaguely seventies in the decor which we couldn't decide whether that was deliberate. The food was good. Meat and two veg, chips and stuff. I had a cheese and ham panini and was quite delighted that it was just served as is, any salad was on the side and the accompanying crisps were clearly Walkers plain crisps and not Tyrrells organic or anything. There's a lot to be said for basic English home cooking and sometimes you just want what it says on the tin. A cheese and ham panini, no rocket salad drizzled in olive oil or chunky home made chutney. Drew had coronation chicken sandwiches and we shared a bowl of chunky chips with a coke and a latte. It came to about £15 which is perfectly respectable for a tourist hot spot. If I had a complaint at all it would be that the latte was very bog standard but that is the price you pay for the 'plain fare' establishment. You are really only a hair's breadth from boiled milk added to coffee powder as in days of yore! The chips were nice but reheated. The family on the next table were clearly there for Mothers Day and they all had the roast beef dinner which looked great. Big chunk of beef, plenty of roasties and generous portions of plain boiled broccoli, sprouts, carrots and swedes. Not a honey drizzle or goose fat morsel anywhere - but nothing wrong with that! There are undoubtedly pubs in Stow where you can get the more gourmet or gastro stuff but neither of us really felt like it today!

Access is limited due to aforesaid 'olde worlde' decor - there is a narrow doorway and steps that are not easily negotiable.

Latte: ***** 
Access: *****
Chips: *****

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