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pigeon breast, bresaola, carrot, walnuts and apple, or garden lovage soup, crispy hen’s egg with Worcestershire summer tru e, and steamed mussels, seaweed butter, and smoked bacon to start. The pigeon was pink and is unsurpassed on the Feast tour to date.
Mains cover a wide variety of  sh and  eld; whole plaice, brown shrimp, Tuscan sausage and sa ron potatoes or line-caught seabass, mushrooms, lardo, kale, and oyster. Then there is pork tenderloin, glazed cheek, shoulder, salt baked celeriac and apple and this with sides of pink  r apple potatoes with herb butter, and cabbage, shallots and peas – the trio of pork just stunning. Also the lamb – a salt marsh saddle, faggots, braised artichoke, rainbow chard, and garlic buds – quite beautiful.
Now the dessert menu o ered somewhat of a star – the dish that Josh is famed for from the BBC’s hit ‘the Great British Menu’ – ‘Mission Milk’ – the corn akes and milk inspired dessert that ingeniously evokes breakfast cereal  avours through an infused junket. Other sweets modestly include pumpkin treacle tart and roasted pumpkin ice cream, sticky ale pudding, salted caramel sauce, and stout ice cream. The cheese board is to be adored with a vintage port or two for good measure.
The Pony and Trap brings Michelin to the masses as it were – the prices range from £8.50 starters up to £29 for a share of the dry aged chateaubriand for two. This is a great pub with simply fantastic dining.
Feast stayed at the delightful Harptree Court on this occasion, (which turned a fabulous dining experience into a memorable overnight mini-break – see:

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