Lunch@The Potting Shed, Crudwell

Rock and I have spent most of our morning wandering along the river near the cotswold town of Malmesbury. We are off to The Potting Shed in Crudwell for lunch.

Rock is not feeling that hungry and she opts for the rabbit and pistachio terrine with raspberry jelly, toast and watercress. However, as usual, I am ready for something more substantial. The confit pork belly with swede mash, apple sauce, cavolo nero and mustard jus looks like it could fit the bill.

The food arrives and, as expected, the amount of food on my plate is far greater than the starter that Rock has ordered. She may not be that hungry but she does want it to be enjoyable. The raspberry jelly is very sweet and the two tiny sprigs of watercress just dress the plate. I am far happier with my dish – a decent piece of pork belly, good crackling, beautiful jus and even the slightly rustic mash tastes good.

To be fair to The Potting Shed, they did ask several times if the food was OK and Rock says she is disappointed. They offer her a free dessert and, when she declines, they do not charge us for coffee.

We’ve been to The Potting Shed several times and it is usually very good. This time our feelings are a little mixed but we are impressed with their willingness to try and keep us happy.


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

4 thoughts on “Lunch@The Potting Shed, Crudwell”

  1. Hey there 🙂 just thought I should let you know that when your email alerts come through, they actually show the whole article in the email which means you don’t have to click to your blog to ‘read more’. I know the fix for this as it was happening to me too a while ago… drop me a line at my ‘About’ page and if you give me your email address, I can email you the fix (that is, if you’re at all concerned about it). Cheers! Jacqui

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  2. Hi! I just found the email re the fix: Under Settings ->Reading, look for the option “For each article in a feed”. Set that to Summary and save the settings. This will cause the emails to only show the first 55 words of your posts. Cheers!!! Jacqui

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