One of several eating establishments in the village of Knowle is the Wilsons Arms Toby Carvery.
It has a well earned reputation for being a popular dining choice with locals and visitors alike.
Having recently undertaken a refurbishment, it’s an ideal venue to enjoy a meal in friendly and homely surroundings, or try out the many fine wines and beverages that this fine pub has to offer.
Relaxing in our comfy seats that overlooked the Warwick Road we watched the hustle and bustle of the world go by while giving careful consideration to the menu.
Not only is there a carvery selection to chose from, but patrons can also opt for vegetarian options, salads, fish specials and six days of the week there is alternative dishes on offer.
Monday is BBQ chicken night, Tuesday is Oriental night, Wednesday/Thursday are spicy curry nights, Friday classic beef night and Saturday is classic lamb night serving roast leg of lamb and Moroccan lamb.
For starters my companions and I chose chicken tikka, fresh fanned melon with sweet mango sauce and cream of tomato soup. These were all swiftly presented to the table by our friendly waitress Sue, and were much appreciated including my hot and spicy marinated chicken with generous proportion of mini poppadoms.
We all opted for Toby’s famous carvery which boasted a selection of meats comprising British or Irish beef, honey and mustard glazed gammon and turkey.
There was also a choice of eight freshly steamed and roasted vegetables including potatoes, parsnips, broccoli, and my favourite cauliflower cheese which were accompanied by giant Yorkshire puddings, sauces and gravies.
Leaving just enough room for dessert I selected from the summertime treat menu the tangy key lime pie, while my traditionalist hubby opted for Bramley apple crumble and our daughter the chocolate brownie ice scream sensation.
Finishing with coffee we all agreed it was a pleasant way to spend a Saturday evening and is one venue we will be visiting again.