after asking on twitter for a leicestershire country pub recommendation last sunday... i was not disappointed by the reply of "the old bulls head."
with the windy country lanes and lush green views, it was hard to believe i was only a 20 minute drive from leicester city centre! there was also a scarecrow festival going on in the village - as we drew nearer we were greeted by straw-like pirates, astronauts and even a scarecrow eating a full english breakfast.
the pub itself had a really nice homely feel, with a nice beer garden which we made use of! :)
i asked for a starter and small version of a main to come out at the same time so that i could try a couple of different things. i went for chargrilled asapargus (£6.25) which came with a poached free range egg and hollandaise.
i also had prawn and scallop panciotti pasta (£8.95) - handmade parcels of scallop and prawn with a tomato and saffron sauce. for a large main this was £13.95.
to be honest i probably shouldn't have chosen such contrasting flavours as i felt spoilt for choice and could have enjoyed each individually. the hollandaise was perfectly creamy and the egg was just gooey and yum!
in comparison, the pasta was delicate and you could actually tell what seafood was inside unlike some other ravioli style dishes.
in all i would recommend this pub to couples, families and groups of friends alike. would definitely return for the sunday lunches. (thanks sim!)