Today we had a Bacon Cob at The Pop Inn. There are mornings and moment when I cannot resist the call of a bacon roll, a bacon bap, or a bacon cob. Whatever you choose to call the bacon holder there can be no doubt that there are times when that crispy grilled or fried slice of meat is a ‘cure-all’ both for the mind, the stomach and the soul. I am with the actress Gwyneth Paltrow (not literally) who was quoted as saying “I’m not sure how healthy bacon is in general, but I know it’s incredibly delicious.”
It was in search of such a hand held bounty that I found myself strolling up St James’ Street from the square up towards the castle looking for divine bacon driven inspiration. In my mind I was heading for Brown Betty’s but I kind of knew that I didn’t have the room for one of their big and excellent sandwiches.
So I was delighted to find The Pop Inn crossing my path with it’s promises of breakfast cobs.
I walked in and just played it simple with a Bacon Roll for £2. It was a straightforward and simple affair, a nice fresh soft white roll, buttered by choice and filled with several slice of crispy bacon. Very good value bacon wise for the price. If I worked in the city centre and was walking down or up St James’ Street first thing in the morning then I reckon this place might be a useful place to have mentally stored on the list for those mornings and moments of need.
As you might expect there are plenty of breakfast possibilities at The Pop Inn including all the standard breakfast rolls with bacon, sausage, eggs and so forth. If you want something on toast you can get a slice of granary or bloomer for 60p and a topping of jam, marmalade, marmite, peanut butter, or chocolate spread for 20p more. Beans, Cheese, or Fried Egg on toast is just £1.10, now that seems pretty good pricewise to me.
If you want to splash out on a Breakfast Tray you have a few options; The Works, The Pitstop, and The Kickstart, all piled with different levels of breakfast items. The Kickstart is a vegetarian option of 2 Veggie Sausages, 2 Hash Brown, a Fried Egg, Mushrooms and Beans for £4. Not for me, but nice to see an option on the menu.
I think I would probably just be happy enough with my Bacon Cob and some Brown Sauce.
The Pop Inn is located at 6 St James’ St in Nottingham and its pretty easy to find. I could tell you how but they tell you in more detail so lets use their advice.