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Superb Quality with a service to match - The Lamb Edgmond



After a long overdue catch up with my good friend Jodie, we decided a get together was in order and booked a table at The Lamb at Edgmond. Neither of us had been to the Lamb for a few years, certainly not since Lance and Debbie had taken over in 2019 so we was unsure of what to expect but had heard many good things so was hopeful.

After being greeted at the door and shown to our table by a lovely member of staff, our drinks order was taken, and we sat back and relaxed. Under the current safe distancing rules, we felt very safe, we were asked to use hand sanitiser at the door, all staff had face shields on, tables were well spaced out and several dividers up.

Looking through the menu we were both quite taken back with the amount of choice on offer plenty of starters to choose from then platters, pastas and salads, a grill selection, stone baked pizzas, burgers and a fabulous selection of The Lamb favourites. There is also a light bites lunch menu, jacket potatoes and hot and cold sandwiches available daily from 12noon – 3.30pm.

The starter choice was easy for me once I noticed the trio of panko breaded cheeses, whilst Jodie chose the chicken and duck terrine with plum and apple chutney and warm toasted ciabatta shards. We both commented on how busy it was for a Thursday afternoon but what a relaxed enjoyable atmosphere and such attentive friendly staff.

Our waitress, Aysha, arrived with our starters looking like something from a posh nosh restaurant, presentation was impeccable, but what was even better was the taste! My trio of cheeses consisted of a wedge of camembert, French brie and a slice on halloumi, all laying on a bed of rocket, caramelised walnuts and beetroot, why has this not been on a menu before, the chef is a genius. The cheeses were all warm, the camembert melted out and was so creamy, the halloumi was fantastic with the panko breadcrumbs. I spent the entire dish deciding which cheese was my favourite, eventually deciding on the French brie. All ingredients complimented each other perfectly and a very generous, enjoyable starter.



Jodie’s equally looking stunning was a slab of textured, chunky and fresh terrine with a real meaty taste to it, a pot of chutney and two large slices of thin ciabatta, Jodie stated it was just bursting with flavour and simply delicious. Again, a good portion size and the perfect balance of bread, pate and chutney.



Once our starters were removed, we eagerly awaited our mains. With such an array of mains to choose from you really are spoilt for choice, I toyed between the pie, steak, a pizza and the black and blue burger, eventually choosing the slow cooked free range Shropshire belly pork and Jodie decided on the Thai inspired red curry that you could choose with chicken, veg or king prawn.

I must add there is plenty of fish dishes on the menu too, salmon, mussels, cod, prawns etc including a seafood medley pasta, for all you fish lovers out there.

As we chatted and I watched a nearby diner have the pie and chips delivered to his table, it looked amazing with proper shortcrust pastry, I hadn’t ordered this this time, but will definitely be back to try it and was slightly wishing I had ordered it. Thankfully once my belly pork arrived the green-eyed monster for the pie disappeared and my eyes lit with delight. WOW, how do I start to describe this fabulous creation? Three big chunks of belly pork with the perfect crispy crackling, a pot of cauliflower cheese, fondant potato and fresh veg that included my favourite tender stem broccoli, all smothered with apple puree and orchard thieves sauce and the cutest little pot of gravy. Even though we were still in August during this particular visit, it was cold, and this was the perfect main to warm you through.



Jodie’s Thai curry was again presented well with a generous portion of jasmine rice, and a bowl of chicken Thai inspired red curry, and freshly cooked mini prawn crackers. I just had to try some, and it was just so tasty, floral and fragrant with just the perfect kick to it, you could taste the lemongrass and coconut blended together with the red chilli’s and other herbs and spices. Plenty of chunks of chicken and lots of veg in a soupy curry. The freshly cooked prawn crackers were fab and a real nice treat to the packet ones you usually get.

Both mains were faultless, flavoursome and fantastic. All the ingredients were clearly fresh and cooked with passion. We were both taken back by the quality and taste that was being served, and really pleased we had made the decision to visit the Lamb. I must also add that all the staff were so well mannered and helpful especially Aysha.



After two delicious courses we were of course getting very full, however leaving without trying a dessert wasn’t an option, we had to see if they were as equally as good of course, especially with so many available.

I chose the raspberry and white chocolate meringue with summer berries and raspberry sorbet and Jodie chose the vanilla crème brulee. My meringue was rather spectacular and more like an ice cream sundae with a posh swirled complete meringue on top that was super lush and tasty. The bottom of the dish was crushed meringue with cream then juicy raspberries and a refreshing sorbet. Jodie’s crème brulee was topped with 2 heart shaped shortbreads, once she cracked through the caramelised burnt sugar was a beautifully creamy crème brulee. Again, faultless and amazing desserts.





The Lamb is certainly setting a high standard with quality food on offer and a service to match and with so many dishes on offer you could try something new each visit. Both myself and Jodie would highly recommend the Lamb Inn and already planning our next visit.

Well done to Debbie, Lance & the team!


F: thelambedgmond


The Lamb Inn

29 Shrewsbury Road

Edgmond

Newport

TF10 8HU


Tel: 01952 879829

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