Shoulder of Mutton
60 Main Street
Mon-Sat 12-11, Sun 12-3; 7-10.30
Shoulder of Mutton
This is a beautiful country pub not far from the famous Foxton Locks - apparently the steepest/compact incline in the country. You can walk to the bottom of the lock from here, but beware it's not a short walk.
The pub is set back off the main road down a narrow access, don't drive fast through the village or you'll miss it. A large white building at the end of the drive, the pub has plenty of parking to the right and rear and it is the beer garden set on the green out front under trees, that greets you first.
The ramped entrance leads straight onto the bar area with its TV tuned to sports in the corner. In the corner opposite the door is the bar. Looking a little small to serve the bar and the back room easily, it seems to keep up with demand, though can get very busy at times. The two real ales on at the time (Coach House and Marston's) were both served well (and without sparkler when asked), they were also cool, and as this was a hot summers day, we didn't mind.
The food is good and wholesome (home made) and they seemed to be doing a brisk trade in it. The food was good, steaks, vegetables all well cooked and presented. The vegetarian choice was better than most, not just the usual lasagne and salad, the chef/cook had made an effort to provide something different. Prices for food are not overly high and the choice is traditional rather than inspirational. Children are welcome when eating and they serve them as young as 2 years old with a special seat. There is also a run around area for children.
Access for the disabled is good with a ramp up to the door and space inside is not cramped.
Accommodation here in new accommodation block, B&B starting from £30 single, £55 double/twin.
None as yet.
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