It is a bit odd at the minute with all of these outbreaks of lads burning and smashing stuff up, you read the official, very calm, reporting and feel fine. Then you read someone's private twitter and it's the world ending. There were not enough reports of trouble in Nottingham's city centre to stop me going out for dinner, however town was really quiet tonight so it seems there were enough reports to put others off.
We went to Fellows, Morton & Clayton In Nottingham as I had to pick up some train tickets and my friend wanted to watch the cricket. This pub is both close to the station and shows sports - ideal!
The pub is named after a canal carrying company and is situated on the canal side. There are some outside seats with space heaters and a restaurant and bar area inside.
We had (me) spicy fishcakes and chips (him) steak and ale pie and chips. It's real, hearty, food. Neither of us could finish the dinners! A shame, too, as they do delicious old fashioned puddings (jam roly poly, treacle tart etc). I did note that they also do pudding club evenings for £22.50 (dinner and a selection of puddings).
Main dishes here are about £6-10 each and puddings £4.50. it's a pub so has the usual casual dining experience with serviettes, sauce sachets and mismatched chairs. The service was with a lovely smile and the food really enjoyable. The only disconcerting thing was that a bloke in the bar slapped his hand on the table when his mate made him laugh - I jumped a mile!
I know what you're thinking, a blog post on the same night it occurred! Long may it continue.
I have also been busy making yet more baby clothes! I'll put the pictures up soon as the mum to be has received them now.