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A Cracking Carvery

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August 31, 2014 / Pub Food / By
Nicola

If you don't know what a carvery is, a) what rock have you been hiding under? And b) you're seriously missing out. Typically, a carvery consists of a selection of roast meats, along with all the trimmings. It's served in a sort of buffet style, where you approach the counter, plate in hand. Firstly, you select which meats you'd like, and they're carved right in front of you, straight off the joint. Then, you move on to choose and serve your own selection of potatoes, vegetables and sauces. Many places which put on a carvery offer an all-you-can-eat option, meaning that you can go back to fill your plate (and your belly) as many times as you like!

One of the best carveries I've ever had was at The Granary in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire.

The Granary is actually a delightful little hotel and restaurant in an area of England which is famous for its agricultural farming. The restaurant is well-known for its carveries, which draw crowds from all the surrounding villages. They book up regularly, especially on Sundays, so if you want to go and experience a carvery at The Granary, make a reservation early to avoid disappointment!

Downstairs holds a bar in the corner of a large seating area, which leads to an area of outdoor seating at the rear. Back indoors, a staircase takes you upstairs to a lovely, intimate area with only a small handful of tables. They are set on a balcony overlooking the bar and the area where the carvery is served.

The carvery set-up is not permanent. Instead, they bring out heated serving trolleys which hold all the meat and vegetables. Just to the side is a table with a large barrel containing gravy, as well as a selection of other sauces.

Every time I have visited, there have been four meats on offer: turkey, pork, beef and gammon. Naturally, being the glutton that I am, I had to try them all - and for the purposes of writing this, of course! Without exception, they were succulent, juicy and flavoursome, and the crackling on the pork was beautifully thick and crispy.

On top of the meats, I have sampled their Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, cabbage, peas, sausages, stuffing balls and cauliflower cheese. This is only a fraction of the side dishes which they have on offer!

Everything is always cooked to perfection, which is a really impressive feat, considering the quantities that they have to serve each time. The flavours are fantastic, especially the cauliflower cheese!

I have travelled far to visit The Granary, and I wouldn't hesitate to do so again. Without a doubt, the food is worth it! I am always a visitor to the area, but I have never felt awkward, uncomfortable or out of place, as can happen at small pubs in English villages all too often! Every time I have visited, the staff have been friendly; they've welcomed me with open arms.

If you're just looking for a nice restaurant to visit for a meal or a drink, then The Granary is a great choice. However, if you're on the lookout for a cracking carvery, then The Granary is an excellent choice! Not only is the setting lovely, but the staff are friendly and the food is amazing. Plus, when you consider that you can eat as much as you want, you can't ask for much more!

The Granary

Country: United Kingdom

Province/State: Lincoln

City: Long Sutton

Address: 5 Market Street

Zip/Post Code: PE12 9DD

Location Tips: N/A

Phone: (01406) 364675

Website:www.thegranaryhotel.co.uk...

Price Guide:$$ (What's this?) N/A = home cooked meal,etc
$ = street food, fast food,etc
$$ = bistro, cafe, pub, bar,etc
$$$ = fine dining,etc

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