The menus are displayed on blackboards around the pub and there's a good selection of home-made starters and mains to choose from but, as usual, we both chose the roast beef dinner. At £8.95 this was one of the best Sunday roasts we've had for a long time. It was huge, with a crisp, light & fluffy Yorkshire pudding, plenty of tender beef, 5 veg (broccoli, cauli, green beans, carrots & courgette) really good roast potatoes plus dauphinoise potatoes as well. They even supplied an extra jug of gravy on request. Together with the Old Speckled Hen it was a perfect way to spend Sunday lunch.
After lunch we took Chico out for a walk down the canal. It's a good job we did really, as the pound between Aston Locks 2 & 3 was empty. The lock paddles were all shut and there was no sign of a breach so I've no idea why it's empty that but until it's re-filled we won't be going any further. When we got back Roger reported it to B.W.