Country Pubs

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  1. NorthernWisdom

    NorthernWisdom Well-Known Member

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    OK, so I determine this by food quality and general atmosphere...

    Always been a fan of the Friendly Inn in Frankton, the Oak in Brandon, the Greyhound (not sure it counts as country, but it's by a canal ;)) but... any more for any more?

    Edit: Like the Cape of Good Hope in Warwick too, although again not strictly country, more canal!
     
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    The Shepherd and Dog at Devils Dyke is excellent.
     
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    Might struggle to get there after work ;)
     
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    Bull and Butcher is ok.
     
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    Where's that?

    I meant this one in Corley

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    The Pheasant, in Withybrook. Hadn't had Pheasant for years. Loads of buckshot in it. The menu did warn you. Really good food.
     
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    Have to disagree about the bull and butcher, The steak I had was terrible and overcooked. Didn't help that I damaged the car exhaust getting off the island.

    The Bear Inn, Berkswell and The Black Boy, Knowle. Both excellent places for atmosphere and food quality.
     
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    Had a quick check, building looks nice, tripadvisor reviews mixed.

    That said, I like the Old Mill in Baginton, same chain. Does a good job of disguising it's a chain really.
     
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    Yeah it's a bog standard Chef and Brewer

    The Red Lion in Corley is ok I think. Also I gather The Falcon near Hatton has been refurbed and is good but have never been myself.
     
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    I've been there!

    The food was OK, inside was a bit too Ikea-like for me.

    Prefer my country pubs with a roaring fire rather than bright, harsh, wood floors and open plan trendy trendy.
     
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    Went to the Hatton Arms a few months back unreal food!

    Went on a Sunday and had the roast sharing board (to share!!) was out of this world!
     
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    ...or was it that one I went to...? :p
     
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    Blue Lias at Stockton. Nice pub by the canal. Good food.

    For a great meal in a proper old fashioned type pub, the butchers arms at Priors Hardwick. Pricey, but really nice. Lots of Xmas lights now too.
     
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    My uncle had his wedding reception there.

    Not wrong about the Priors Hardwick one being a little pricey!
     
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    The Duke's Head in Crawley Down is nice and a bit closer to you.
     
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    Saxon mill in Warwick is nice and a good walk for after across the fields.
     
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    Cycle past blue Lias on the way to napton and beyond. Always decent pint too!
     
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    Been a while since I used any pubs at all in and around Cov, but I always used to like The Bear at Berkswell, The Queens Head, Meriden and The Oak, Baginton.
     
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    The rabbits head
     
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    Coventry Oak, Wyken.

    Classy family pub with a gorgeous backdrop and fantastic atmosphere. First class service and the food is unreal.
     
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    Isn't that the wyken Pippen? Wind up right?
     
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    Of course it is... :)
     
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    Looks promising for the weekend. Booking essential for food in the evening?
     
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    Hardly a country pub that has a bad reputation from the Wyken Pippen says and is located on the corner of one of Coventry's main roads.

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    See you can recognise quality pubs in the same way you recognise quality footballers.
     
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    Fight us lad?
     
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    Food in pubs should be either crisps or peanuts. Anything else is an abomination.

    This isn't a pub thread - it's a restaurant thread! I blame bloody Masterchef. :)
     
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    Blame the fact that as I get older I do less drinking, more eating!
     
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    Cheese and crackers goes well with cider.
     
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    took the wife for lunch there a month or two back, really enjoyed it and nice location though the weather was poor when we were there. Imagine it's cracking on a sunny day.
     
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