Monday, 30 August 2010

BOTTLE & GLASS PUB, Gibraltar Village

Bottle & Glass Pub
Gibraltar Village
Near Aylesbury
HP17 8TY

An almost sunny Bank Holiday Monday and we headed off up the A41 in search of a quiet little pub to have lunch in. And we found the Bottle & Glass Pub, rebuilt in 2007 following a fire.
We got a couple of drinks at the bar, and immediately we felt we would enjoy our time here - the guys behind the bar were friendly and the service was quick.

We chose a table by the window in the main bar area (just the other side of the wall was the more formal eating part with tables already laid) which had a bucket of serviettes & knives and forks. The menu offered a good variety, including 3 veggie choices among the mains, so The Beeb was happy and opted for the Wild Mushroom Ravioli with chips on the side. Minty chose the Spinach and Beef Lasagne.

We didn't have to wait long, before the dishes were placed in front of us.  The food was nice and hot when served and we tucked in, polishing off everything. Minty's lasagne was one of the best pub lasagnes she's tasted - it was obviously cooked in a single serving dish but unlike other pubs, the chef here had taken the trouble to take it out of that dish and place it on the plate alongside a nice salad (with red onion) with a tangy dressing and a chucky piece of garlic bread. The Beeb's Raviloi went down very well, and the chips were home cut chunky chips which had been blanched so that they were lovely and soft on the inside, yet still crispy on the outside.

The only downside was the apparently lack of running water from the sinks in the ladies loos, so unable to wash your hands!

Food - top notch
Service - can't complain
General Atmosphere - good

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