The Thorn Tree Inn
Take a seat in the attractive outdoor decking area or in The Thorn Tree’s pleasant conservatory and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Part of the George’s Tradition family of fish and chip restaurants, this venue combines an extensive menu with an elegant pub setting. With impeccable service and lovely staff, it’s the perfect place to savour excellent fish and chips.
We started with George’s deconstructed Scotch egg and the ultimate culinary fusion, cod pakoras. The perfectly cooked cod was enveloped in onion bhaji batter and served with mint and coriander dip. For the main course, I sampled wild ocean cod, which was beautifully cooked and came with mushy peas and chunky chips, with the option to switch to Stilton chips or sweet potato fries. For those looking for something a little adventurous, there’s also the tempting offer of cod and squeak cake – flaky cod fused with bubble and squeak mash. We plumped for the more traditional surf and turf straight from the charcoal grill – juicy strips of rump steak served with wholetail scampi, chunky chips, crisp bhaji-battered onion rings and a light salad. The charcoal grill produces a range of meat and fresh fish, accompanied by a choice of bubble and squeak, garden salad or chickpea and mushroom jalfrezi with grilled flatbread. There are also a number of alternatives to fish, including burgers, pies and chicken dishes, as well as some fantastic vegetarian options.