Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday 29 May - A Rainy Day

We had planned to go to Chirk and take a look at the Pontcysyllte aqueduct but it was raining all morning so we decided to postpone,

To give the rain a chance to clear we went to the movies early afternoon, calling in at the Nags Head on the way there.  The one thing on the lunch menu was pork pie, pickled onion and mustard.  Good job we had already eaten.

After the movie we crossed the railway track by Sutton Bridge Junction and called in at the Prince of Wales which has just been voted the best real ale pub in Shropshire.  The ale might have been good but the welcome was pretty sour and we would not want to go back.
Sutton Bridge Junction Signal Box
A class 175 passes southbound at Sutton Bridge Junction
For dinner on my special day we had a reservation at the Lion and Pheasant on Wyle Cop.  We have eaten here several times before and each meal has been excellent.  This was no exception.  The menu items are a little out of the ordinary but the ingredients seem to blend in well.  The pictures speak louder than words.
Starter, Mary: confit of salmon
Starter, Colin: confit of pork belly and scallop
Main Course, Colin: Duck Breast with polenta
Main Course, Mary: Sea Bass
Selection of cheeses, Colin: Wyfe of Bath, Shropshire Blue, Red Leicester, Cheddar, Goat
Dessert, Mary: Dark chocolate fondant with Brioche ice cream

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