A Fantastic Lunch at the Churchill Arms
Warm and Welcoming
On Friday we had the pleasure of a leisurely lunch at the Churchill Arms in Paxford. We have been before so we knew we were in for a treat, however, this was a rare occasion to sit and eat at a leisurely pace in their beautiful garden without the children and experience a ‘Real Grown up Lunch’.
We were immediately greeted with warmth and smiles by staff Peter and Emily who showed us to our table. We decided to make the most of the glorious Cotswold weather and sit in the lovely surrounds of their courtyard garden, which backs onto the playground in Paxford, perfect for when we return with the three children in tow.
A Foodies Dream
After choosing a crisp bottle Preignes Le Vieux Paradis Rose to compliment the sunny weather, Peter presented us with an amuse bouche of smoked paprika aranchini balls – the perfect way to whet the appetite and leave us excited about what was to come.
The kitchen headed by proprieter Nick Deverell-Smith, tagged as “the one to watch in 2018”, certainly know their stuff and present a contemporary and inviting menu to choose from. After much deliberation we settled on the Cornish Scallop with confit bacon and onion puree and the Chicken Liver Parfait with granny smith apple, brioche and hazelnuts as our starters. For our main course we chose the Whole Cornish lemon sole with local asparagus and the Pork T-bone with apple, sage and mash potato – all presented beautifully and timely by our lovely waitress Emily.
Needless to say were not disappointed, the scallops were cooked to perfection complimented beautifully by the confit bacon and the liver parfait was surprisingly light, flavoursome and presented with delicious home baked brioche. The Lemon Sole was again beautiful, and words cant describe the Pork T-Bone with its crispy crackling, smooth creamy mash and gravy (and as a gravy fan was happy with the extra provided with the sides).
This is high class dining with the added bonus of a contemporary feel set in a beautiful 17th Century Cotswold Pub – what more can you ask for?
The dessert menu was luscious, however, we were going to struggle with one each so we settled on sharing the tarte tatin – apple, cinnamon, flaky pastry and vanilla ice-cream – pure heaven.
All in all the entire meal and experienced lived up to our high expectations on every level.
Come and Try!
We highly recommend the Churchill Arms – you can come along on the 4th July to their amazing food and wine pairing – you will not be disappointed.
The Churchill Arrns are hosting a Food & Wine Pairing. Milton Sandford Wines Stan Parks, their Wine Merchant, will be showcasing their wines alongside a seasonal menu created by Nick and the team. £40pp includes a 3 course dinner & wine to match.
You will be delighted with the below menu on the evening, a fantastic opportunity to taste the amazing creations of Nick perfectly matched with the wonderful Milton Sandford Wines.
Evesham asparagus, egg yolk ravioliVermentino & Chardonnay, Toscana IGT, Tenuta Montechiesi
and Cabernet Sauvignon Regio, Lodi, Eagle Rock Vineyards
Cotswold Lamb rump, fragrant cous cous, hummusAlbarino Esencia Divina, Rias Baixas, Adegas Gran Vinum
and Rioja Reserva DOC, Cuna D Reyes
Strawberry pavlova, elderflower custard Fragola, wild strawberry liqueur, Bepi Tosolini
To book your place, contact the Churchill Arms Tel: 01386 593159 or firstname.lastname@example.org