Review of 'The Globe Inn'

Away from the cute (and old) Nantwich town centre there is the real England with people living and eating like everywhere else. There are the normal pubs, takeaways, supermarkets and everything else needed to keep a population going. Amongst this is “The Globe Inn” which is not a fancy pub, but a simple, normal pub serving simple, normal food. None of the gastro-pub nonsense here, this is a no fuss, no muss inexpensive menu serving classic pub food. We visited on a very unseasonably warm Sunday in January and found that they were fully booked up in the dining area but we were able to sit at a wonky table beneath a TV showing “The Simpsons” and order from there…to be fair, they still provided table service!

The pub is not fancy with a car park to the left and outdoor dining area at back with picnic tables. Inside you make a sharp turn to your right to enter a small pub-seating area (where the afore-mentioned TV resides) and a small bar area. Leading around to the left of the bar area there is a small dining area with about 12-14 tables simply set for eating. There are no antiques on the walls and there is no salad bar.

The dining menu for Sunday lunch featured a number of pub classics all for the same price of £10.95 but the obligatory Sunday Roast was “Roast Beef, Lamb or Chicken” (£9.95/£12.95; “served with all the trimmings”). They did make a bit of allowance for vegetarians by offering a nut roast for £9.95. The entire menu was half of an A4 piece of paper - Straight to the point with no faff.

Scampi and Chips

I opted for one of my pub favourites “Scampi served with chips & peas” (£10.95) with the option of either garden peas or mushy peas. I chose the later as likely the garden peas would be of the frozen variety. The scampi was lovely, plump and juicy which was wonderful dipped in the, what looked like, homemade tartar sauce provided when asked. The chips were definitely not of the frozen variety - Big and chunky, and freshly fried. The peas were a bit on the mild side but perfectly fine.

Lancashire Hot Pot

My companion had the “Lamb Hotpot served with red cabbage” (£10.95) which was quite hearty with a good number of large pieces of lamb accompanied by carrots and potato. She found the accompanying cabbage a bit vinegar-y so mixed that into the hot pot for a much more mellow flavour.

Both portions were quite generous but we did save room for pudding. The dessert menu was on a small table blackboard stand with 7 options all for £4.95. These were a bit unusual as well including a lemon roulade and fudge cake alongside the familiar sticky toffee pudding. We opted to share the “Honeycomb Cheesecake”.

Honeycomb Cheesecake

The cheesecake came with a number of chocolate-y, crunchy toppings which added a nice bit of texture but the cheesecake itself was exceptional - Very creamy and not overly sweet. We were given the option of cream, custard or ice cream but, unfortunately, made the bad choice of ice cream which turned out to be of the cheap vanilla variety though, to be fair, a generous portion. It was nice to see that care was taken here with presentation with a splash of chocolate sauce across the dish.

The staff were really friendly and helpful making us feel very welcome. The food was good, honest and inexpensive (£30.05 for the two of us including drinks) but not fancy. The flavours were not amazing but comforting with generous portion sizes.

A good local pub with simple menu and a surprising selection of desserts.

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2023-01-29

Cuisine: Pub

Address: 100 Audlem Rd, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7EA ENGLAND

Location: Cheshire (England) - Nantwich



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