The Wyndham Arms is a lovely traditional pub serving homemade British fare that lets fresh, locally sourced produce shine. The pub has a great reputation for its mouth-watering cuisine and welcoming atmosphere, so when my partner and I found ourselves passing through the quaint village of Kentisbeare, we decided to pop in and discover The Wyndham Arms’ delights for ourselves.
After settling down with a pint of Guinness and a glass of apple and raspberry Frobishers, we cast an eye over the concise menu and accompanying specials board, which changes every two days. My partner began with the soup of the day – creamy leek and potato soup accompanied by a fresh roll of bread. My choice was the Japanese panko prawns paired with Thai dipping sauce. We moved on to our main courses, which comprised a posh chicken kebab for me, and steak for my partner. The kebab featured marinated chicken atop flatbread, with lettuce, lemon and herb couscous and chilli sauce, and a side of chips with chutney pickle. My partner’s 8oz rump steak arrived with garlic butter, greens, mushrooms and onion rings, and from the speed at which it disappeared, it must have been delicious.
Although rather full, we couldn’t resist having a look at the dessert menu, eventually deciding on a slice of salted peanut brownie, and rhubarb and custard Pavlova made with fresh strawberries and crushed ginger biscuits.