After a wonderfully frustrating morning looking around the incredible Windsor Castle, and ahead of a long train journey home due to the stupid strikes, we stopped at The Baliwick for a little lunch.
This is another picture perfect little pub on the edge of Windsor Park. It’s tucked away so unless you are local or unless you stumble upon it, you’re not going to know it’s there. So basically, it’s perfect!
We were greeted at the door by two very friendly dogs. They were such cuties, and when we happened to sit in a particiular seat, one of them came to join is. The owner explained that she had been bringing the dog in since it was 8 weeks old, and that’s where they used to sit so now it’s his corner in his mind! We didn’t mind a bit!
His brother wasn’t as interested in the table as much as he was leaping up onto one of the bar stools, and sitting watching everything happen!
The pub was beautifully decorated for Christmas again, and the table we sat at was the prettiest by far. We totally lucked out once again!
When we sat and looked at the menu, there was only one choice in my mind…. the sausage and mash! It had been such a cold morning that I needed the warmth. Also, it’s totally a comfort food and I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself having to leave so soon.
It was just what the doctor ordered. All the ingredients were locally sourced. The pork sausages were bursting with flavour. The veg was super fresh and perfectly cooked. The gravy was so good that even I would have been happy having extra for once!
Absolutely incredible meal and I highly recommend it!
Justine opted for the butternut soup. She had dinner with her father that evening so didn’t want anything too heavy but also needed something warming. It was the perfect dish for that – it was thick, hearty and also had a little hint of chili to warm your tongue. It was served with a wedge of bread and butter, too. For once in my life I had a little bit of food envy for a soup!!
All too soon it was time to head to the train station. We bid goodbye to the dogs and their super friendly owners (also, a park warden!) and head out to start the incredibly long journey back to Sussex.
The Verdict: 10/10