On Tour – Burford

Inn For All Seasons, Little BarringtonBurford OX18 4TN, England.

A wonderful start to the weekend

For our wedding anniversary I decided to bring my wife away to one of my old RAF stomping grounds on the edge of Burford in the Cotswolds.

Having left the girls safely in rural Somerset I booked a couple of nights in a room with a four poster bed at the Inn For All Seasons in Little Barrington, so far all things are looking very favourable.

Inn For All Seasons

Inn For All Seasons

We’d already ensured we had a reservation in the restaurant for the Saturday evening having heard from a friend about the daily fish from Brixham, another favourite destination of ours but due to the torrential rain we decided to dine in tonight (Friday) too.

We were the first to be seated in the restaurant this evening but were quickly accompanied by several other guests. The lady, front of house, was the same who greeted us upon arrival and remained just as pleasant and welcoming throughout both the afternoon and evening. 

We decided to skip the starter and opted solely for a main course, I chose from the winter menu whilst my wife chose from the specials fish board; each option arriving fresh from Brixham on a daily basis.

I asked the front of house to suggest a preference for me from between the Whole Grilled Plaice, Lemon Parsley Butter with New Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables for £17.50 or the Pan Seared Wild Sea Bass Fillet, Roast Salsify Chips, Wild Mushroom and Spinach Ragout and a Champagne Sauce for £16.50. I was hoping to be bowled over by either but having a soft spot for plaice I was happy to accept that as a recommendation.

When the plaice arrived it was presented on a plate with just the lemon parsley butter in a mini sauce boat, which is precisely how I was hoping it would arrive and the combination of the golden outer crust with the perfect creaminess you really only get from plaice lent itself beautifully to the butter.

My wife chose the Red Thai Curry, Fish and Shellfish Cooked in a Coconut, Lime Leaf and Lemongrass Sauce, Served With Pickled Vegetables and Coriander Rice for £14.75. The discussion before this dish arrived centred on the thickness of the sauce, too many times one is presented with a sauce that is too thin but the many pieces of fish ensured that this could never be the case and was indeed the perfect consistency to accompany the rice and to be further complimented by the pickled Vegetables.

All in all, excellent value for money, a beautiful setting and attentive and caring staff made this a wonderful start to a very special weekend and already I am relishing the thought of breakfast and another evening meal to be had here.

Originally posted on TripAdvisor 

Author: Ghyllfoot

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