Poppy and Pint
This Sunday we headed up to the Poppy & Pint pub in Lady Bay for Some Sunday Lunch action.
I have written about this place on the blog before way back in 2012 when I had a lovely Bœuf Bourguignon (read more here) and more recently when checking out breakfast back in 2017 (it was really good!) (check out more here) then with mates for lunch (check that out too 2017). So I make no apologies for writing about them again! 🙂
I have never really been one for eating Sunday Lunch out, but it seems that the good folk of Nottingham have an interest in this particular meal as I am often asked where I would recommend.
So I figure that I need to eat a fair few more, purely in the interest of research. What’s that quote? “if you build it, they will come‘”, lets change that to ‘If they cook it, I will eat it, and then go on about it for days (if I like it)” #notquitethesame
Roast Topside of Beef with all the trimmings
I had the Roast Beef with all the trimmings, the trimmings being mash, roast potatoes, Yorkshire, stuffing, broccoli, carrots, and cabbage with gravy (of course).
Price wise this was £10.95 which I did not feel was too bad for Sunday Lunch down the pub. I mean it was only a couple of weeks ago I was paying almost £16 quid at the Hand & Heart on Derby Road (read about that here)
As Roast dinners down the pub go, this was a solid effort from the Poppy & Pint. There was a lot of meat, plenty of vegetables for everyone and a decent price. I thought I would just stick that in here in case you don’t read any further 🙂
lets get into it a bit more
Roast Topside of Beer, without the Veg 🙂
Sometimes you do pics of the ‘before‘ first and then the ‘after‘, but I decided to go the other way. This is almost like I just photo-shopped all the vegetables out, but nope I did this the old fashioned way by taking two photographs 🙂
I was really impressed with the gravy lake in the bowl, I often have to ask for more gravy but today I figured that was not going to be a problem.
The Beef was all rolled up to one side and there is more than it looks like there is. I would have like mine cooked a bit pinker as this was a bit too ‘well cooked’ for me and was a bit more chewy than I like. Having said that I we all have our own ways that we like our Sunday Dinners usually based on what we had at home when we grew up 😉 so you may like it like that.
There was a large well cooked Yorkshire pudding and a square slice of stuffing to go alongside it, both nice but me Mum’s is better (well it always will be that is the rule by which the universe operates.)
Potato wise we just have a couple of Roasties swimming in the gravy, personally I would have liked a few more. I appreciate that there was a bit pile of soft buttery mash on the plate to add to the spud situation, but for me that would be on a plate with some bangers not on my roast dinner plate, but I know people like both, no-one I know but some people (apparently) 🙂
Vegetable wise there was a shared pot filled with Broccoli, Sliced Carrots, and Cabbage on the table. It doesn’t look that exciting but I was happy enough with it, everything was cooked to my liking. I do usually like it when it arrives on my plate as then I have no choice but to eat what I have been given but I can live with the share.
We also got a side of Cauliflower Cheese which was an extra layout of cash, The Cauliflower was ok, it could have been cheesier, well to be honest it could have actually been cheesy. I couldn’t really tell, but then I have probably been spoiled, as at home we often have a 60/40 cheese ratio 🙂
It seemed as though the Roast Pork plate was piled up with a lot more meat. I mean I can hardly see the gravy lake on this plate, and the poor old Roasties have been buried round the back in the Roast Dinner garage!
There is no after shot, it took a few moments to scoff the meat and spuds to fill some space and I had lost interest by then. I was too busy working my way through the plate of Roast Beef.
Once the veggies had been added it looked very similar to my Roast Beef, as we made sure no-one was getting anymore that anyone else, as you do when having a family dinner out 🙂
It was declared to be a really good plateful, being picky perhaps the pork was a bit ‘well done’ for some tastes, but as we said before some people like it like that. The plate was empty at the end so let that be the final judgement on the food
The Sunday Lunch at the Poppy & Pint had been recommended to me via the local ramblers who I know check out many of the Roast efforts around the county and know what they like and what they are on about.
We had done a 5 mile bimble to get here so were in the mindset to believe
I knew that the Poppy and Pint does serve up some excellent food so I was happy to go along with that recommendation. Not only is it good value, you get a decent sized plateful and you can of course get a pint of my most favoured local ales from the Castle Rock Brewery (if you are so inclined – I was!)
The Poppy & Pint is on Pierrepoint Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford. You can get there via public transport by taking the Green Line 11 loop bus from the City Centre and then walking about 5 minutes.