I was the first of our group to arrive at the very busy pub, as apparently I was not the only one with the idea of seeking sanctuary there. However, after only about a 5 minute wait I noticed a table of four seated right next to the bar were preparing to leave. I pounced like a hungry cat on a mouse and by the time that Paula and Hunter arrived I had successfully captured my prey…um, I mean table.
Paula ordered our drinks at the bar while Hunter and I guarded our table. She also ordered a snack, for which she was given a number to place on our table.
Soon Beth arrived and the four of us enjoyed our drinks, as well as each other’s company.
Regarding my drink choice, on my previous three or four visits to the R & C Pub I had always shared the Imperial Sampler…
I use the term “shared” here loosely, as I always laid claim to the Strongbow cider and left the beer to my companions. So my first thought was to have Paula order my go-to drink for me, the Strongbow cider, but then I remembered something that had come to my attention during my stint as the host of the Live Thread. (Sorry, but I don’t recall who exactly to credit for this one. )
Cider & Black – Hard Cider and Black Currant Juice
I loved this! The black currant added more sweetness to the hard cider, making it taste like a carbonated fruity cocktail…which is right up my alley.
Soon the snack that Paula had ordered was delivered to our table…
Scotch Egg – Golden-fried Hard-boiled Egg wrapped in Sausage Meat with Mustard Sauce
Paula and Hunter were kind enough to share this, which made me very happy since it is one of my Rose & Crown favorites. But because they were treating on this one, I didn’t feel like I should manhandle it in order to get a better photo of the inside of the egg. So here is a recycled photo from my last visit to the Rose & Crown, which was for lunch in Dec. 2013…
This gives you a better idea of what this looks like. As far as taste goes, I can assure you that the Rose & Crown’s Scotch Egg is delicious…especially when you add some of the mustard sauce which is served with it. I don’t generally care for mustard on anything, but in this case I’m glad I made an exception.