Duke of Cumberland Arms

Scallops with Chorizo

I’m not sure it needs the “Arms” in the title, what do you think? Anyway, I had dinner at this beautiful West Sussex pub, just north of Midhurst, last week and it was sublime. I started with the pan seared scallops with chorizo (what an awesome combination) which were really beautifully cooked. For my main I couldn’t resist the eight-hour braised lamb shank (proud to be serving English lamb as well). It was absolutely huge and beautifully cooked in a sea of mint gravy.

To be honest the lamb was so huge that I was replete (i.e. a big fat porker) even though I still wanted a pudding. I went for the chocolate fondant with chocolate bits and chocolate ice cream and more chocolate. It was a little… dull, but maybe that was because I was full.

The pub itself is gorgeous and welcomes drinkers as well as foodies, amazing views of the countryside are all around and I really want to go back here for Sunday lunch – even though this is currently booked for around 6 weeks into the future! Apparently they serve a tray of pork/beef or lamb for 4 people and you take home what you don’t eat. I reckon I can manage that all by myself (-: Prices were very reasonable and if it wasn’t so far away from me I’d be here once a week!