On Sunday, after Joe had run the half marathon and I had made the short run from home into town (a pathetic 4.5 miles compared to all those marathon runners!) we went to Stew & Oyster for lunch before watching the Super Sunday football.
When we arrived it was nice and relaxed, with good music playing and the papers distributed on the free tables. We quickly settled down at the best seat in the house - the sofas next to the wood burning stove - and ordered a nice tea. S&O have cottoned on to the trend of tea loving that has been growing over the last year or so and offer a variety of teas including a local Yorkshire, Chinese Jasmine, Earl Grey and some herbal types, complete with optimum brewing times and some seriously insulated tea pots.
|Me and my massive oyster!|
|Joe, looking a little scared of his oyster....|
As for the pork pie, well who can say a bad thing about a Wilsons' pork pie? The menu has the option of a whole pound pie, or a half, which was more than enough for us and at the bargain price of £3.95. The pie is served warm with a number of pickles including piccalilli, branston, brown sauce, mushy peas and mint sauce. There is something to suit all tastes, but my personal favourite was the tangy piccalilli.
Overall, the food was great and perfect for a taster lunch. You could eat as much or as little as you like, and while away the hours with good drinks, the paper and great company.
|The Mediterranean platter|
|The half pound pork pie|