Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Wagon and Horses

Haven't posted about a favourite restaurant for a while. So, I'm putting that right tonight. The Wagon and Horses in Newtown is unpretentious and outstandingly good. From outside, the Wagon looks like a typical 'local' pub, and indeed it is. And a first glance inside suggests that its no more than that - even if it has a real buzz about it. Its a great bar, even if you don't want to eat.

But the Wagon really comes into its own when you venture down the corridor to the restaurant at the back. The quality of the fare is terrific. We've been there 3 or 4 times over the last few weeks - and recommend it unreservedly. The lamb and chicken dishes last night were as good as anywhere we've eaten - as was the fish last time we were there. And the Sanserre was a reasonable £17 00 a bottle. But for the blandness of the location compared with the interest of the harbour at Aberaeron, I'd put the Wagon on a par with the Harbourmaster. Its safer to book early at the weekend. We're not the only ones to have noticed this gem of a restaurant in the heart of Montgomeryshire.

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