A local pub close to my Dad’s house in Hermitage called The Bunk Inn deserves a post after the lovely food and atmosphere it creates. The locals love the newly refurbished pub and it's perfect for either a pint during a country walk, a Sunday roast with the family, or a romantic meal in the evenings. I have been there quite a few times for dinner (coincidentally I will be going there tomorrow evening for my Sister's birthday meal) and I am always impressed with how delicious the food is. Follow The Bunk Inn on Twitter, or here on Facebook.
When I first visited, they described their dishes as English country
tapas and we continued to order pretty much every plate on the menu. We
were all in awe of their amazing lunch platter that they served (see left). We had
sliced potato chips, potato popcorn, garlic bread, chicken wings, pork
scratchings, rabbit, and lamb cutlets.
They were all served with various
dips and sauces and it was all fabulous. The lamb and the rabbit shone
as the best dishes, the delicate rabbit meat eased off the bone and the
lamb cutlets (right) went with the blackberries perfectly.
I also loved their genius way to serve salt and pepper: carving out a hole in a block of wood for the salt. Salt crystals are my favourite so they won me over straight away!
The second time I visited I had the Buffalo burger (without the bun as I'm on my beach holiday diet!) and the chips (I have to treat myself somehow!) were soft and fluffy inside and crunchy on the outside. The slaw that came with it was just tangy enough and there were also pickled cornichons and onions to perk the buffalo meat up a bit. I ordered extra salad as I love the mustard dressing so much! The red wine that the barman chose was perfect and a nice full red was well received on a blistery cold evening.
We always leave The Bunk Inn very full and very happy. Thanks to the lovely staff, and of course, the kitchen. I can't wait to get back there tomorrow and eat again!
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