Ever left a knockout country pub feeling green with envy towards the locals enjoying an impromptu afternoon drink by the fire? After all, isn’t it every epicurean’s dream to live down the road from a great dining pub which serves incredible food without stifling the sociable buzz at the bar?
Sandford’s residents must be feeling pretty smug. Nick Silk took over The Lamb Inn at the end of 2017, bringing with him a gifted chef and a keen interest in fine wines. And while the 16th century inn remains a lively boozer at the centre of village life (it hosts a line-up of events and even has a cinema upstairs), it’s also become a favourite with foodies who, while traversing mid Devon, make a detour for a gourmet pit-stop.
Andy Bennett heads up the kitchen and sees to it that every one of the pub’s patrons leaves with a full belly and the gleeful feeling that squeezing in that last spoonful of dessert was the right decision.
A wealth of local suppliers stocks his seasonal menus and provides the glorious ingredients for dishes such as rack of lamb with pressed shoulder, creamy mash, heritage carrots, purple sprouting broccoli and kale.
If that brings out the green-eyed monster, you’ll be pleased to discover we’ve teamed up with the Inn to offer one reader (and a lucky chum) the chance to live like a local for the evening.
After a three course dinner and bottle of house wine in the restaurant, they’ll retreat to one of the modern country bedrooms to enjoy delights such as a roll-top tub and wood burner. Next morning, once roused to the sound of the local cockerel and horses trotting past, the gourmet indulgence continues care of a proper Devon breakfast.
To be in with a chance of winning just answer the following question …
In which mid Devon village will you find The Lamb Inn?
Terms and conditions
The prize An overnight stay for two in a luxury room with three course dinner and bottle of house wine.
Salt Media’s standard terms and conditions apply. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other voucher or promotion. This prize must be redeemed directly with The Lamb Inn. Accommodation is subject to availability. Cannot be used on bank holiday weekends. Valid until November 30, 2019.
This competition closes for entries on May 31, 2019.