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   DELIGHTFUL DINING at the George and Dragon
Angela Cave checks out the delicious delights of the George & Dragon, in Rowde...
Wiltshire is, it must be said, a long way from the sea and so the promise of a seafood platter hastened my hungry self to the George and Dragon at Rowde with a great deal of pleasant anticipation. The G&D has a great reputation for fish, and a glance at the specials on the various chalk boards evidenced that, lots of choice and some really original dishes, as well as the more traditional. It doesn’t get any more traditional than a sea food platter and that was what arrived at my table – and my word it was a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds!
A truly magnificent crab was centre stage, suitably accompanied by some
excellent oysters, crunchy goujons of fish, scrumptious crispy salt cod fritters, plump scallops in their shells... and I am happy to report that it tasted just as good as it looked! Other diners were enjoying their lunch and admired mine as it was carried past and then I was very happy to concentrate on the matter in hand.... ably assisted by a pair of seafood crackers.
Chilled white wine and a bowl of chips were all I needed to complete a simply delicious lunch – I come from North Devon where great seafood is a tradition and this was as good as I have had, a really fresh taste of the sea. Chippy and the crew source the ingredients and
chat to the supplier on a daily basis so seasonal variations are well catered for, and Chef obviously has a real passion for the piscatorial!
The interior of the George and Dragon is charming and the addition of the terrace outside makes sure that whatever the weather a trip to the George and Dragon will be a real treat.
George & Dragon High St, Rowde, Devizes
SN10 2PN
01380 723053
“I come from North Devon where great seafood is a tradition and this was as good as I have had, a really fresh taste of the sea.”
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