Lunch at The Woodbridge Inn Coalport
It’s about a 30 minute drive from our house and situated in the Shropshire countryside, near to Telford. We timed it with Miss M and Mini’s naptime and they both slept on the way, perfect.
The Woodbridge Inn is absolutely beautiful, set in the countryside on the banks of the River Severn and close to Ironbridge. It was built in around 1785.
It’s also part of the Brunning and Price group and we visit a lot of their country pubs so we knew ahead of time that the food would be good – it didn’t disappoint!
To start, we ordered Chicken Liver Pate for me, Lamb Koftas for Mr M and Miss M had a children’s meal of Haddock and Chips at the same time.
I love pate and order it whenever possible – 1) because I couldn’t eat it when I was pregnant and 2) because it’s rarely on a menu in Australia!
For our main meal I had Steak and Ale Suet Pudding, Mash and Green Vegetables and Mr M had Malaysian Chicken Curry. Miss M continued to munch through her fish and chips.
Mine was delicious – I tried to order the most ‘British’ item on the menu – as did Miss M :) Big chunks of lean steak and a lovely rich gravy. I couldn’t eat the mash at all after the pudding and vegetables because I was full to the brim.
Mr M loved his curry, it was quite subtle, not too spicy and beautifully presented.
Despite feeling quite full, we managed a dessert too but I forgot to take photos – oops! I had White Chocolate Ice-Cream and Mr M shared Sticky Toffee Pudding with Miss M – now THAT’S a British choice.
After lunch we took a walk next to the river and chased Miss M around the garden until she spotted the tractor and clambered her way up it. I think a big shiny green tractor must be a staple at these pubs and she loved having it all to herself as usually there is a queue of children waiting to have a go on it.
We had an absolutely lovely day and a very enjoyable meal. I’m really going to miss English pubs.
As well as the yummy food, I love everything that goes with it – the drive into the countryside, discovering new corners of the country, enjoying the history and making the most of the remains of Summer.
Australia has a million and one things I’m looking forward to seeing when we get back, but nothing beats an English pub lunch!
Disclosure: this was not a paid review :)