Owner Richard Edwards, who has been the custodian of The Potters Arms for seven years and also has 25 years’ experience in the restaurant and pub industry, brings a new lease of life to this establishment year after year. The newly renovated pub-restaurant offers traditional pub classics, pizza and a full à la carte menu, and at weekends the menu is supplemented by a comprehensive authentic Thai menu, created with the help of the chef’s Thai wife.
We ordered from the à la carte, and were very impressed by the quality of the dishes both in taste and presentation. My first course was bubble and squeak elevated to a level far above what you may imagine. The dish was more like an eggs Benedict over mashed potato, and it was truly tasty. My partner chose the huge garlic butter king prawns and they didn’t disappoint, being plump, juicy and simply delicious.
The mains were presented to a standard normally found in fine dining restaurants. My wild boar tenderloin with juniper jus was as delicious as it looked, while the rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and accompanied by sweet potato gnocchi, kale and rich red wine jus.
Picture-perfect plates also featured for dessert, providing the perfect end to our superb meal. The panna cotta with artisan-made ice cream was rich and creamy, while the orange and lemon cheesecake was so light and airy that it melted in the mouth.