Grand Slam Dinner@West Gate, Bath

It was the final day of the 2016 Six Nations and England needed to beat France in Paris to secure their first grand slam since 2003. Rock and I are with Sebastian and Rebecca at The West Gate in Bath for dinner and hopefully great seats in front of a live screening of the match.

The pub is packed full of drinkers, diners and rugby fans. The menu is packed full of real pub grub. We have a pre-dinner drink or two to prepare ourselves for the excitement ahead. Fiona shows us to our table and we have a fabulous view of the big screen. To start I have the British pork & Old Speckled Hen sausage roll with apple & date chutney. Seb & Becky share the salt & pepper squid with red pepper mayonnaise and roquito peppers. England have also made a good start with two tries and they are leading 17- 6.

I have the British beef & ale pie with caramelised British beef shin, IPA gravy and triple cooked chips. Rock has falafel, butternut squash and quinoa with coriander, watercress and a buttermilk & mint dressing. While Rock is loving her salad, France have started to make a comeback, now they trail by only two points.  The tension is really rising amongst the England fans – maybe it’s time for another drink!

Becky has the buttermilk chicken burger with guacamole, Ayrshire dry cured bacon and smoked mayonnaise. Seb has the Dirty Burger – a 100% beef pattie topped with smoked cheese, chilli con carne, roasted red onions, gherkin & mustard mayo – that really is dirty! England score a third try and finally secure victory 31 – 21.  

What a fabulous evening. Great company with Sebastian & Rebecca, great service from Fiona at the very busy West Gate, great pub food, great seats in front of the screen for England’s grand slam victory. If I haven’t mentioned this before, we may have consumed a number of G&Ts, some cider, several beers and a glass of wine or two….


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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.

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