A rare occurence on this here blog today with a food review that is not from Sheffield, there has been a few over the past year or so but not many but here is another from further afield and by further afield I mean about a 40 minute drive away in Worksop. Last weekend, my boyfriend took me to his hometown for the day and we headed for a lovely lunch at The White Lion, potentially one of the poshest pubs I’ve been in for a long time with its extensive and wonderfully mouthwatering menu and beautiful decor, it is a place to visit for a casual meal or an event like a birthday or anniversary.
As soon as we walked in there was a lovely atmosphere in the pub and you could tell this place was popular from the amount of tables that were reserved for that Saturday evening/night of service. Settling down with a lemonade we looked over the menu and I’m not going to lie I was drawn to the dessert before I’d even looked at anything else, but more on that later. With my need for dessert in mind, I went for a smaller main by opting for a cheddar and sweet pickle sandwich on brown bloomer bread, there was the option of white baguette or white bloomer too, with chips instead of a huge meal. I usually never go for sandwiches in pubs because they are more than likely disappointing for the astronomical price they charge. This however was a different story, a strong grated cheddar with a lovely sweet pickle both perfectly complimenting each other on soft bread was just what I wanted and a sandwich that changed my opinion slightly on pub sandwiches. I paid a little extra for the chips too and I’m glad I did as they were perfectly cooked and finished off the meal well.
After that great opinion changing sandwich, I still had just enough room for the dessert that caught my eye early. The apple, sultana and cinnamon crumble! Yes those perfect words did just all appear on a menu together and honestly the best decision I have made in a long time was ordering this. The soft apples and sultanas were genorously laced with the warming and wintery spices of the cinnamon in what was a heavenly combination. Topped with a lovely crumble with bits of oats and maybe nuts to add crunch to the otherwise buttery topping, it was a great crumble from first to last bite. On the menu, the crumble was to be served with custard but as a life-long hater of custard I asked for ice cream and got more than what I was expecting. I just assumed it would be a scoop of vanilla but they paired the sensational winter dessert with homemade rum and raisin ice cream that was laced with so much rum I really think if I’d had more than a scoop I would have been a little tipsy.
After a great main and a delectable dessert, I left the pub happy and with that warm feeling that comes from having great food. I really recommend this place for the relaxing atmosphere of a pub but the great menu and service you would find from a restaurant that would charge a lot more than The White Lion charged us for our great grub.