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[Cartmel, Cumbria] Pig & Whistle


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[Cartmel, Cumbria] Pig & Whistle

helen b | Oct 28, 2013 03:44 AM

Simon Rogan has recently bought the village pub in Cartmel, meaning he has a trio of restaurants that mirror Bray exactly ie Pig & Whistle = Crown, Rogan & Co = Hind's Head and of course L'Enclume = (or is greater to!) Fat Duck.

There doesn't seem to have been any makeover (yet) so it is a standard higgledy piggledy pub, with three little rooms, one of which still seems to be for local drinkers. There was an intriguing looking menu, essentially accessible versions of the L'Enclume MO eg Pollock, warm potato salad, bacon, leeks, mussels and lovage emulsion or pear crumble with hyssop ice cream. But we stuck with the bar snacks.

The BRILLIANT bar snacks - a highly aromatic Scotch Egg with a perfectly runny yolk and a lovely mustard mayonnaise, a great Welsh Rarebit on soda bread, and some moreish hake goujons with handmade tartare sauce.

Service was a bit stressed and forgetful, but sweet. A really good light lunch option if you're doing the Rogan/L'Enclume weekend.

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