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Friday, 27 August 2010

Stoneybeck Inn/Modern Cuisine/Penrith

The Stoneybeck Inn can be found on the A6 at Bowscar near Penrith. It is a rather large building, sitting right on the Roundabout which leads into Penrith and onto the M6 Motorway (Junction 41) from the A6.

Lots of parking outside, but not easily accessible from foot, unless you live in the Village itself.

Recently refurbished inside with modern, stylish deco, polished floors and staff dressed in black.
I have listed this as "Modern Cuisine" rather than Pub Food, as it is that little bit posher, you can still get your Grill dishes, but attention to detail is evident, much more a restaurant now that the pub it once was.

Nice menu, with plenty of choice. We were offered a light lunch menu and the regular one, we chose from the regular menu.

We both fancied the same, Mushroom & Pea Risotto with a Rocket Salad.

It was delicious, the rice was cooked to perfection, retaining that nutty bite, and the Pesto sauce that it was cooked in made it very tasty.

It was served with a slice of garlic bread that had the most beautiful flavour, had obviously been rubbed with something nice, still trying to work out what it was :)

Seeing my favourite dessert on the menu, I had to opt for a Creme Brulee for pud, my friend had the same.

Served with home-made shortbread and a gorgeous berry compote, it was one of the best Creme Brulees I have ever had.
Service was excellent throughout, the waiter was very attentive and polite.

The total bill, without a tip, was £35.00 for two main courses, two deserts & two glasses of wine.

Just one critism, they may not have yet got around to it, but so much has been done on refurbishing the eating area, a little work needs to be done on the toilets to bring them up to the same standard.

Will definately be back.

There does seem to be a website, but under construction to date. The address and contact details are on there.

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