Drum & Monkey
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
As we arrived at the Drum and Monkey, the smell of autumn leaves was drifting across the bowling green and the pub's cosy interior was alive with chatting regulars. Served by extremely friendly and welcoming waiting staff, we drank ale as we looked over the menu, feeling very much at home. For starters, the herby and rich mushroom soup warmed us against the residual nip from outside. Next, my companion chose a wonderfully tender sirloin steak, while I went for al dente linguine with a spicy and aromatic tomato sauce with hearty meatballs. The dessert menu offered homemade crumbles, so my companion opted for apple, cinnamon and raisin while I enjoyed apple, rhubarb and orange. The fruit combinations were pleasingly tart and contrasted well with the sweet toppings. Matched with steaming custard, they made for a scrumptious and apt finish to our autumn evening at this heart-warming pub.