How sweet it is to sit and read the tales
Of mightiest poets and to hear the while
Sweet music, which when the attention fails
Fill the dim pause

Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd

Went to the Bunch of Grapes in Pontypridd for a meal last night - pubs and restaurants in Wales were allowed to open for indoor dining from Monday this week. Our first meal out near home in Wales since the beginning of March.

Bunch of Grapes

The food was really good, especially the Roasted Cod Loin, so I can’t resist posting some details. 😀

Menu Board

Menu board

Sweetcorn Soup - Charred sweetcorn, butterbean and radicchio soup, garlic and rosemary sourdough crouton

Sweetcorn Soup

Pan Fried Cockles - Pan fried cockles, leeks and laverbread on fried sourdough bread, charred lemon

Pan fried cockles

Beetroot Pie - Beetroot, mushroom, black bean and spinach pie, sautéed garlic greens and roasted red onions

Beetroot pie

Roasted Cod Loin - Ancho chilli roasted cod loin, sautéed mussels, cockles, laverbread and saffron, roasted fennel mash

Roasted cod loin

Grapes in the Bunch

Grapes

To accompany the meal I had my first proper cask beers since March - two from Salopian Brewery, a pint of Shropshire Gold bitter and a pint of Dewdrops New England IPA. 🍺

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