review: The Royal St Martin’s

As the local pub of my childhood, my memories of The Royal were of its seemingly cavernous salad bar and child friendly plates of chips, while a minimal number of trips in my twenties left little impression but that The Royal was a standard pub with the usual fried food offering. But new management took over in recent years and things are looking up at this country pub.

The newly tarted up dining room may not be the most graceful or beautifully designed but the food will deliver all that is expected of a good neighbourhood pub. Large portions of a number of British classics with a wallet friendly price tag, but with a few more refined and less traditional dishes on offer as well.

The starter nachos is sufficiently large to be a main, while the burgers will certainly be enough to defeat some. The fish and chips however was cooked perfectly and the dish of sea bass was unexpectedly delicate and delicious. All in all, if you are looking for somewhere uncomplicated to please the family or a group of friends then The Royal should be high up on your list!

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