Date: Sunday 20th January, 2013
Who was there: Claire, Justin, Joe, Heather, Angel & Ellen.
The first Roast for the year, and on a very cold (0 degrees) snowy sunday afternoon we all headed to the Alma. First observation is that it is run by New Zealanders, the second is it was quite cold, they did have some gas heaters placed around the pub but the toilets were like ice dens and you really only noticed the place was warm when you went from the either the toilet or outside to the main pub.
Cold aside, the food was fabulous. We had the Beef, Chicken and the Vegetarian Wellington, all were exceptional. The beef tender and cooked perfectly, the chicken perfectly moist, the Wellington not dry - as then can be - and the potatoes crisp outside and fluffy inside.
The only complaint about the vegetables was there was not enough, as it was so good we wanted more!
We had desserts - Whiskey Brownie, Apple & Blueberry crumble and the Cheeseboard.
The pub had a Scottish theme this week, due to Burns day - we assumed this is because the Kiwis wanted to distract from Australia Day (the day after Burns day) and highlight their Scottish heritage.
Overall a fantastic meal, just a pitty about having to sit there in our woolies!
Mains: £15.50 for the Beef, £13 for the Chicken and £11.50 for the Nut Wellington.
Website: the Alma