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The George Inn Brixworth - By George it's amazing!!
The George Inn (Brixworth)
Member Name: lubyloo
The George Inn (Brixworth)
Advantages: Food tasted good
My hubby and I have just spent a rare day together with no children and where did we head - Northamptonshire.
We hadn't been to Brixworth before but wow is it quaint, it's a beautiful typcial English village. We were lucky and blessed with sunshine which glistened on the lovely old buildings. The village of Brixworth also has one of the oldest saxon churches and is supposed to be the most beautiful north of the alps! set in a picturesque landscape of rolling Northamptonshire. Brixworth is close to the Pitsford reservior which is also well worth a visit perhaps before stopping at the George for a meal!
The George Inn is a lovely old building in the heart of Brixworth, it has a car park which holds quite a few cars. The pub has a lovely conservatory, bar area and restaurant area plus an outdoor eating area so there is plenty of space. The Pub claims that it was used by Cromwell and that the landlord was locked down in the cellar!!
We chose the conservatory to eat in as it was lunchtime and a beautiful day to enjoy the sunshine. We were welcomed by friendly staff at the bar and seated immediately.
The menu's were excellent, all homecooked food - and you could tell it was! They have a lunchtime special which is £6.50 for two courses or £10.50 for three courses pluse tea and coffee on the latter option. The main menu is extremely reasonable too with starters ranging from £3.99 to £4.99, mains ranging from £7.50 to £10.50 with steaks up to £17.99, puddings ranging from about £3.99.
There is plenty of choice from the usual lasagna, gammon, pies and chicken to fish and ploughmans. There is also a good choice in the starter menu with whitebait, prawn cocktail, mushrooms or Brixworth pate! The pudding menu is written on the board so I guess that may change from time to time, there was cheesecake, lemon pie, chocolate gateau and cheese board.
The food was amazing - that's why I had to do a review!! for such reasonable prices comparable with the usual national chains the food was all home cooked and tasted delicious. I had scampi, chips and peas which was delicious. My hubby had the Brixworth ploughman special which I helped to taste test!! it came on a huge cheese board filled with various cheeses, pate, olives, cranberries and onions, ham and a small amount of salad (a little more salad might have been nice) it also came with two lovely warm bread bagettes. The pate was delicious.
I then had the New York cheesecake which was also delicious served with cream, it was melt in the mouth and just the right amount.
We both felt the atmosphere was lovely and friendly the staff were more than helpful and the whole place was clean and well kept. The toilets were also nice although not very many for the size maybe.
Overall I would recommend this as a lovely place to eat or just stop by for a drink, we will definitely be going back again.
Summary: A great pub with great food and atmosphere