Thursday, 18 November 2010
The Hunters Inn - Swanmore
Hunting for a good meal for a good deal?
So it was down to Mike for this months meeting and he decided to pick somewhere he has been going to regularly for many years, and the Grub gang members have all visited at some point. The Hunters Inn in swanmore is a cosy, decent sized pub offering a haven from the cold weather with soft furnishings and good, honest pub grub.
The menu offers all of the classic pub meals from lasagne to steak and ale pie, but for those with a discerning taste for the more adventurous dish, the specials board offers a wide range of different and interesting meals. The prices are so reasonable, we were able to easily stay within the Grubgang budget, having three courses and a drink for under £20!! This was mainly due to one of the many deals the Hunters offers, this being if you order a main from the blackboard, you can have a dessert from the blackboard for free Monday-Friday.
Gemma and Clair opted to share a starter - the combo platter for two which consisted of battered sausage, chicken bites, onion rings, garlic bread, breaded mushrooms, potato skins, salad and a garlic dip (so much, I hope I have listed it all!) Dean and Mike opted for the garlic mushrooms. The portion sizes are more than ample, meaning you can be slightly full before you even see the main course!! Dean opted for something from the main menu - the Thai curry, whilst Partridge, Ostrich steak and venison pie were picked from the blackboard for the other members. All of which proved delicious, although Clair's peas could have been more tender and not so hard! (This is a personal taste though)
So, onto the desserts - Treacle tart, apple sponge pudding, chocolate sponge and waffles and ice cream were ordered. The only complaint here is that Clair and Gemmas desserts could have been warmer (the waffles and apple sponge)
The service was friendly ( if questionably a little too quick) if anything the staff seemed a bit bored with being a midweek day - playing on remote controlled helicopters!!! But all in all we were fairly impressed. Clean facilities, plenty of room to move with disabled access in the toilets and cosy decor (if a little dated)
Marks out of 10 ........................................................... 7
The Hunters Inn