You know, now that I think about it, I’m not sure who the first anglophile was in our little family. Sure, I do spend my time painting odes to Austen and Bronte and have a weak spot for little tea cakes and cookies and yeah I am spending this scorched summer dreaming of fog and drizzle. But my husband also spends a lot of time perusing shops like this and has an affinity for a different sort of football than most American men and actually has a village and moor in England with the same name. Perhaps we feed off each other’s nerdy loves, as any good couple should. At any rate, we decided to enjoy a childless evening anglo-saxon style, and we were so excited about it 😉
We dined at the White Lion Pub
, which we had only recently heard about, although it’s been around for a while and seems to be a favorite with Tulsans with a weak spot for UK cuisine. Will got bangers ‘n mash and I sampled the cottage pie. It seemed awfully American to go straight for the fish ‘n chips, so we were a little more adventurous. The ambiance was really cozy and, well, English. Love too that the owner of the place is English and so the whole place has a distinct air of authenticity.
All in all, it was a lovely place to have a grown up meal out and about town and I’m sure we’ll be back. So many other great things on the menu that we need to try, and its nice to pretend that perhaps we’re in a little pub on a foggy gray day to escape the abominable weather
and glare of the truth of our summer.
Do you have a favorite English treat? I’d love to hear about it. I’m trying to learn more about the food than what is just stereotypical. Hoping to make that berry and custard pie I mentioned the other day. One thing is for certain, the heat hasn’t affected my appetite 😉
Have a good weekend!~