To start with, we had a full English Breakfast available every morning. It was like the Irish Breakfast of 4 years ago (oh my, it's been so long since I traveled afar), but without the white and black pudding. Small eggs, perfectly cooked, with beautiful dark golden yolks. Hammy bacon, cumberland sausages, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes. Not to worry, there was fruit too.
We had two delicious pub meals... first a lunch at the Carpenters Arms in Windsor...
Order up the pints, Handy!
Ah, thank you! Hey, this works for the Saturday PhotoHunt: Glass!
We both had lamb pie. To be specific, a lamb shank pie, because that is a real bone sticking out the back of it. Puff pastry top, lamb melting off the bone with a dark and delicious gravy. Also fresh beans and mash. I really wanted a scotch egg but they were out. So I'm going to be making scotch eggs on my own very soon.
I caught a glimpse of fish and chips in another pub window as we walked past. It might have been the Dutchess of Cambridge pub. That is a giant piece of fish. But we steered clear of fish and chips on this trip, due to the unfortunate tartar sauce incident Handy had in Dublin. In our future, malt vinegar will be the safer choice.
At the Hereford Arms near our hotel this was a light dinner for me upon our return from Stonehenge - ha! Chicken salad with bacon! It surprised me with the hefty amount of chicken and bacon! Oh, so good. Homer would have been envious.
And steak and chips for the Handy man.
We saw their fish and chips served at another table, another massive piece of fish. Best fish in the borough, they say. OK, I'll order it next time. Because we are going back.
And a shout out to Pret a Manger, which is a UK company even though the name is French. They are everywhere in London (168 stores). Our airport guide told us they treat their employees well and they donate unsold food to homeless shelters. All I know is it was quick and delicious. Freshly made sandwiches and sides, a lot of variety and reasonably priced, around the corner and at the airport. We grabbed some to go before we got on the bus to Stonehenge, and I got something at the airport before we left which was far better than the airline food.