The Tally Ho
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Tally Ho is an old English expression used to enliven the hounds during a hunt. In a similar vein, this pub, having adopted this phrase as its name, is doing much to excite the palates of its clientele. My starter of sticky honey, ginger and sesame chicken wings with Asian salad and soy dressing was delicious, while my partner enjoyed the baked Camembert with apricot and hazelnut crumb, chutney and toasted ciabatta.
Vegetarians will enjoy the imaginative offering set before them here – sweet potato, cauliflower and chickpea tagine with lemon cous cous, baked flatbread and tzatziki was an inspired alternative for my main course, but my partner entered full carnivore mode and thoroughly enjoyed the cider-braised pork belly with sage fondant potato, pineapple purée, samphire, leeks and crackling brought to him.
Desserts were a seasonal delight, glazed lemon tart with raspberry sorbet and dark chocolate terrine with raspberry cream and raspberry compote proved to be perfect finales. This establishment, which a few years ago closed temporarily after suffering serious fire damage, has clearly risen from the ashes.