Sunday, January 09, 2011
“THE BIG MEAL”
Today I found "The Hoops Inn" on Google Street View. I wrote the following in my journal back in 6/18/99:
THE HOOPS INN, Devon, England
We stopped off on the way home from Bideford and ate supper at the very impressive looking Hoop’s Inn. I had Lamb’s shoulder set on the most delicious creamy mint sauce, along with baby new potatoes, a vegetable mix of broccoli, carrots, and squash.
Howie asked about the large mixed grill - she said it wasn’t large by American standards.......wrong!!
It was the largest meal on the largest dinner plate I ever did see. Pork and Lamb chops, steak, gammon bacon, liver, kidney, sautéed mushrooms, tomato and onions, extra large steak fries...........and a fried egg on top! He ate most of it, but left the kidney and liver.
The Inn was very charming, and we were lucky to be one of the first diners, so chose a cozy window seated area. The grounds and the beer garden were especially attractive. Flowers filled the garden and were in full bloom. We didn’t want to leave, but it was getting late.