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Published December 23rd 2012
Hearty Fayre in a converted Farm
In Oadby, in the West of Leicester, is this great gastro-pub which is housed in a converted farm. The building is around 150 years old and the property became a pub after starting to brew locally grown barley for real ale aficionados in the area.
Now it is a beautiful pub with lots of nooks and crannies to hide away in and enjoy some hearty English Fayre. They have a roaring log fire for those winter evenings and a selection of ales on tap from the local Everards brewery and guest beers as well.
It is certainly focussed on food though with many tables booked up when we went the week before Christmas, we were lucky to get an early table.
I had the Gammon which came with a fried egg and a pineapple slice along with chips. My Grandad would have been proud, this was always his favourite dish, particularly when it came with both accoutrements. It was delicious and not too overwhelming a portion either with the grilled pineapple taking away the fattiness of the gammon.
Sophie and I decided to double up and share one set of Giant Profiteroles and one Loganberry and Apple Crumble. This was too much for us to handle - the profiteroles were enormous, you only got two but each was thick and full of a delicious white chocolate fudge filling and covered in a runny chocolate sauce. The Crumble came with both custard and ice cream and was fantastic and relatively light for a crumble but then it was served in a large dish which was really enough for two in itself.