The Norman Knight, Whichford, Warwickshire
Following a visit to the new Cotswolds Distillery which is currently being developed by its founder Daniel Szor, we stopped for some lunch in a great local pub on the green in Whichford.
Originally built around 1880-1890 as a bakery, The Norman Knight started as a pub under the name The New Inn and has developed over the years in to a very friendly locals pub, serving a wide range of craft beers including it’s very own “Patriot” ale which is brewed on the premises.
Head Chef Jean-Michel adds a French twist to what can only be described as an excellent and extensive menu!
The pub which won Warwick County Pub of the Year in 2012 as well as being recognised by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) is an ideal stop off for tourists whether for lunch or dinner and is recognised as a Caravan Club friendly location, having five pitches available all year round at a very reasonable £16.50 including hot water and electric hook-up.
Free WI-FI is available making it a good location to stop during the week on business, especially as parking is so easy, although only Orange phone networks currently work in the area as we understand it and being on Vodafone I didn’t have a signal within about 2 miles of the pub, although it is not particularly remote so it’s worth bearing this in mind.
We enjoyed chargrilled chicken with sautéed potatoes and gravy as well as two of the lamb specials served with cous-cous and mushrooms which was absolutely delicious!
All washed down with a pint of local Hook Norton brewery ale from three miles away.
Overall the pub is excellent, serving a wide range of well priced, superbly presented and delicious dishes, as well as having an extensive craft beer offer and good wine list (well there is the French influence!).
We recommend The Norman Knight and look forward to visiting again soon!
The Norman Knight
Telephone: 01608 684621
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