Food on Friday ~ English Pubs

if you can make it down to the pub
the pub will make it up to you

Now that lockdown has been eased somewhat, people are starting to eat out again, and one of the great English traditions is the pub lunch.

Unlike in a lot of countries, English pub food can be excellent, and I’m not just talking sandwiches here.  Although traditional English pub grub does include the hot beef sandwich, along with steak pies, shepherds pie, and the classic fish and chips.

Fish and chips in an English pub should be either cod or haddock, together with thick cut ‘homestyle’ chips, and perhaps mushy peas, (which if you’ve never seen them look a lot like guacamole).

On Sundays a good English pub will undoubtedly serve roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, along with at least two vegetables.  As well as roast beef roast lamb and roast chicken are also popular here.

Or there is that other English Classic dish, toad in the hole.

The key thing is to find a really good pub, and if you don’t know one in the area then just look for a church tower, and there will undoubtedly be a great pub nearby.  If they serve it, then try the chicken and leek pie.


Some English pubs have been there a very long time indeed, truly medeval.


jack collier

in a pub drink beer

unless you’re in the West Country

where the cider is usually good

8 responses

  1. Agreed on the fish and chips! Say…what’s a “Tun?” 🙂💗

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    1. A tun is a large oak cask containing 252 US gallons of wine / beer / spirits (210 imperial gallons), and full it would weigh something over 2,000 pounds. That gave rise to the Ton. No weights and measures were very standardised until 1824. A barrel is 1/8 of a tun, and an imperial gallon is equal to 10 lbs of water, (a pint of water weighs a pound and a quarter). A chain is 22 yards, a furlong is 10 chains and a mile is 8 furlongs. Anything else Jan? ❤

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      1. The Three Tuns comes from the coats of arms of the Worshipful Company of Brewers, and the Worshipful Company of Vintners.

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  2. Love the fish n chips!👍👏

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    1. Fish and chips are often the best thing on a pub menu.


      1. Agree 👍😃

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  3. I love english pub grub! Yummy! I am from ireland! 😀

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    1. I’ve been to some great pubs in Dublin ❤


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