[Kelsall, Cheshire] Morris Dancer

(John Hartley) #1

Although we know “of” Kelsall, we don’t “know” Kelsall, so it was Google that found us this traditional village pub for lunch. It apparently dates to the 1630s and has been known as The Globe for most of its life. We just had main courses.

Fish cakes come as a starter (when you only get one) or a main (when you get two). It’s salmon and smoked haddock, mixed with the potato and it tasted fine. Alongside, a tomato and spring onion salad with pea shoots and samphire. Gutsier flavours from a beef salad. The beef coated in a slightly sweet, slightly spicy coating and fried to a nice crispness. It sat on a mixed salad – lettuce (or was it Chinese cabbage?), radish, thin strips of carrot and mooli, peashoots and roasted cashews, dressed with a thin sweet chilli sauce (the sort you get when you open a bottle of Blue Dragon). Nice.

We shared a bowl of fries, which were an alternative to the ubiquitous fat chips. Beats me why restaurants do this – we’re in the northwest, for goodness sake, serve chip sized chips! That whinge apart, a decent enough lunch.

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(Peter) #2

Not traditional pub food for sure!

Oh my, maybe they used frozen fries instead making their own.

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(John Hartley) #3

Inevitably these days. It’s a relatively rare occurance to find hand cut chips/fries

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