We had Read's in our sights for some time and finally arrived there last week. We had booked the Dinner B&B and whilst expensive, it was certainly worth the price £130 pp.
The dinner was superb: I had smoked eel to start and my husband had haddock cakes. For the main meal I chose lamb done in four different ways and it was succulent, pink and the best I have tasted for many a year. The surprise was that a small pie dish I thought was mashed potato, turned out to be a miniature shepherd's pie, not made with mince but with strips of lamb. My husband had the pork medallions and he also said how good it was. I finished with a cheese selection and my husband had the lemon pie. But this was no ordinary lemon pie - this was a David Pitchford lemon pie. When I saw it I just had to share my husband's good fortune (!) and it was superb, more like a freshly made, creamy lemon brulee surrounded by delicious pastry. The wine list was also very reasonable, price from £18.
The breakfast the next morning was superb and everything cooked to perfection. If you want something - just ask! Lovely surroundings, great service, comfy lounge prior to dinner and the tables well spaced.
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