The Brownlow Arms
The Brownlow Arms in Hough-on-the-Hill has the look and feel of a handsome Lincolnshire manor house. Everything about this 19th-century inn is substantial, traditional and classically English. And when you walk in, you quickly realise that the same is true of the furniture, fireplace and cooking.
Sitting in an armchair by the fire with a pint of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord (the only cask beer available on our visit) is a good way to browse the menu. It offers comforting classics such as of braised ox cheek, bourguignon sauce, horseradish creamed potato, shallot and kale; or Brownlow shepherd’s pie, confit shallot, parsnip crisp and lamb jus.
The dining room is as traditional and comfortable as the menu. Relax in your large, soft dining chair and wait for your food to arrive. And when it comes, you’ll be delighted you came. The cooking is very high quality. There’s no messing with avant-garde fusions or unnecessary flourishes. Instead, you get classic cooking producing deep, satisfying flavours and textures. Which is entirely in keeping with the building, setting and atmosphere.
The Brownlow Arms also has rooms, making it a good base for a delicious short break.
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