How I Survived 2 Weeks of Pub Grub

June 29, 2010

Okay, maybe that is a misleading title. Pub food is awesome. It’s delicious. It will clog your arteries, but is quite* worth it.

With 2 weeks in London, I certainly managed to fit in a lot of pub grub and this post will detail just some of the highlights.

Lunch at the Rocket near the British Library.  Veggie Bangers and Chips. They ran out of mash… These veggie sausages were probably the best I had in London. They were sort of like sausage-shaped potato pancakes!

Potato wedges at the Sutton Arms. Honestly, this was not as heavy and greasy as it may seem. The potatoes were super crispy and, hey, there was a little side salad.

Another attempt at Veggie Bangers and Mash, this time at the Eagle and Child in Oxford. The food was pretty tasty, but this pub is worth a visit for its famous former clientèle. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien used to chill here! I’m glad I had enough initials to fit in.

Cheese and Pickle sandwich at the Granta in Cambridge. This sandwich was ridiculously (and somewhat unexpectedly) awesome. I was told by one of our lovely leaders that the pickles were traditionally English and, therefore, delicious. This is definitely going on my “must-recreate” list! The pub also had a wonderful view of the Cam from its deck. We took in some leisurely views of people enjoying the beautiful weather by punting down the river and of a puppy or two having a fetch. The Granta was pretty top notch all around.

Eats not pictured but worth a mention: the Black Horse, the Fitzrovia and the Carpenter’s Arms (especially their Granny Corner…)

(I really should stop making that silly face every time someone takes a picture of me drinking beer…)

In short, vegetarians have nothing to fear in travelling London. Pubs are surprisingly veg friendly and the grub is pretty great!

Until We Eat Again,


P.S. If you would like to see the pictures I took that have little to do with noshing… you can check them out on Flickr!

*which sense of the word “quite” I am using here is totally your call. 🙂

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