Great-value Sunday lunch ticks all boxes
THE sunny autumn Sunday when we visited seems a distant memory now that gloomy weather has descended. We enjoyed a stunning walk through the wooded valleys and fields before ending up at the Hunter's Hall at Kingscote for a late lunch.
Part of the Old English Inns chain, the Hunter's Hall serves food all day on a Sunday, which suits us, it's good not to have to rush the afternoon stroll in case you miss lunch.
There's a large garden and children's play area, so we made the most of the late afternoon sun sitting outside while our little ones played, before moving inside when the chill set in.
The Hunter's Hall is a traditional 16th-century coaching inn in the old village of Kingscote with beamed ceilings and open fires, creating a cosy atmosphere.
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The menu is extensive with lots of traditional favourites, such as burgers and fish and chips. There's also a children's menu and a specials board.
On a Sunday, there's a choice of five roasts, beef, pork loin, turkey vegetarian, or the half a roast chicken, which I ordered (£9.75).
It was an absolute bargain. Half a chicken with a mound of vegetables, roast potatoes and mash, plus a Yorkshire pudding. It was more than enough to share with my toddler daughter. And although my son enjoyed his sausage and chips (£3.99) from the children's menu, it was definitely a 'kid's portion' but I had plenty of roast potatoes to share with him too.
A companion's plate of nachos with chilli bean sauce, sourcream and cheese was a good value tasty plate at £6.99.
Another companion felt his sea bass fillets with new potatoes from the specials board was not such good value at £12.45. Certainly it wasn't the hearty plate that I enjoyed.
Our children enjoyed excellent value children's ice creams, and we were content to enjoy a coffee and a real ale, before heading home, well-fed and relaxed for a lazy Sunday evening.
It's not cordon bleu cooking, but the Hunter's Hall offers good traditional pub food at a reasonable price, in a cosy comfortable setting, with a lovely garden to boot. For us, that ticks all the boxes.