Food review - The George & Dragon, Great Budworth
PUBLISHED: 00:00 18 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:21 09 June 2016
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Focal point of many people’s idea of the perfect English village, this is a traditional pub with low ceilings, exposed beams, rustic brickwork, cosy nooks and crannies and a stone bar dating back to 1722. Look out for the legend above the front door to ‘slay that dragon drunkenness ‘, and the plaque in the bar declaring ‘Nil Nimium Cupito’ (I desire nothing to excess).
Enormous! Not just an extensive bill of superior gastropub fare, but also a bar menu, a list of chef’s specials and, because it was Sunday, a further choice of roast dinners. From the chef’s specials, a starter of potted shrimps (£7.95) was a rich and buttery feast, teamed with a delicious mustard-dressed salad. Our other starter of grilled goats’ chese salad (£6.95) was given crunch by sourdough croutons and sweetness by red pepper jam. A main of breaded plaice and chunky chips (£14.95) was a superior take on the old favourite, while steak braised in Great Budworth bitter with champ mash and onion gravy (£14.95) was hearty and deeply flavourful. Puds of lemon meringue roulade and spotted dick (£5.95) didn’t disappoint.
Friendly and efficient
Around £70 for three courses for two.
The George & Dragon, High Street, Great Budworth, Northwich, CW9 6HF