Today we went for the sole purpose of filling our bellies in the fantastic pub, The Rose & Crown. It is a charming country inn with fantastic grub and plenty for the kids to do so it ticks all our boxes!
We took Grandma along for a belated Mother's Day lunch. She has to have a gluten free diet which limits the places she can eat at but we were incredibly impressed with the attention they gave her. We informed them about her diet restrictions on booking the table and her menu was waiting for her at our reserved table on arrival, showing what dishes were suitable for her. She was very impressed by the wide selection on offer to her and happily tucked into her hearty portion of Chicken Tikka, rice & poppodum followed by some deliciously gooey chocolate pudding! #happymotherinlaw!
We arrived and ordered our food and the children then happily dispersed to the fantastic children's play area. It is housed in their walled beer garden so they couldn't escape but why would they, the pirate ship themed climbing frame/slide was enough to keep them entertained for an age!
Although the pub does have different levels with steps up and down there is disabled access to the restaurant area which is a lovely open space that today was buzzing with lots of families enjoying their Sunday Roasts.
The restaurant has a door that open out onto the beer garden with level access to allow people of all abilities to get outside and enjoy the outside space and watch the little pirates & pirate princesses at large! ;)
You can actually navigate your way around a set of steps by taking a detour through the garden and down the sloped pathway into the lower part of the pub, the bar area - so no excuse not to get the next round in! ;)
There are excellent toilet facilities, including a disabled loo with a plethora of leaflets on display outside them.
There is a fantastic, cosy, friendly atmosphere in the pub and man's best friend is more than welcomed too! There was a couple at the table next door to us who had brought their dog with them and he was admired by the waiting staff and brought his own bowl of water which I thought was fabulous!
Now to the food! I couldn't help myself and ordered a fantastic Jerusalem Artichoke Risotto with Wild Garlic Pesto & Rocket to start which was on the specials menu!
I followed that up with a traditional Sunday Roast Beef which was enough to feed a family of 4!! It was delicious!
Now by this point, a lesser mortal may well have conceded but forever led by my sweet tooth I had to have a sneaky peek at the dessert menu! BIG mistake! It contained so many delicious puds but the marvellous bit was that they had smaller desserts on offer for people like myself who's eyes are bigger than their stomachs! I therefore, feeling rather sensible & grown up had a plate of Petit Fours and a coffee before slumping into a a happy food coma :) I was so in a hurry to get my sugar hit I completely forgot to photograph my dessert but believe me, it was gorgeous!
The children were happily fed with Cheese Burger and chips for the boy and a mini (still quite substantial!) Roast Beef for the girl. This was followed by a choc chip ice cream cone WITH hundreds & thousands - a real deal breaker when it comes to my two!
Now I would like to say that following this we went for a mooch around the shops on offer in Snettisham, a walk along Snettisham beach, a visit to RSPB Snettisham or a family trip to Snettisham Park Farm but I would be lying! We were so full we retired home to our sofa to recover in front of The Boat Race!
I do want to share all these places with you but they will have to wait for another day!