Saturday, 16 July 2016

Comfort Food in Bristol UK (At "The Chequers") in Hanham

I remember "The Chequers"  as a country pub on the banks of the Bristol Avon river in the outskirts of Bristol, U.K.

(There are three  Rivers named Avon in England - the "Stratford Avon, the Hampshire Avon,  and the finest,  which is the Bristol Avon!)

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[ From Wikipedia]


The name "Avon" is a cognate of the Welsh word afon [ˈavɔn] "river", both being derived from the Common Brittonicabona, "river". "River Avon", therefore, literally means "River River"

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The Chequers is now a very fine restaurant, (still on the banks of the Avon in an  unspoilt rural location within Greater Bristol)  a location which has yet to be "developed" - thank goodness. 

It specialises in cooking from fresh (i.e. not previously frozen) ingredients.

Here is the website for The Chequers.

http://thechequershanhammills.co.uk

At the close of day last Friday (July  8th 2016)   the day of my brother Steve's funeral,  I went to the Chequers with my brother Martyn and his wife Wendy for  some "comfort food"

I had Cottage Pie  Lighter Bite £5.95 A comforting savoury beef mince base, topped with piped mashed potatoes and served with seasonal vegetables.

It was utterly delicious.

Tuesday July 12th saw me back at the Chequers with my family members:  Maureen and her husband Bern, their son Nick and his wife Leslie,  Martyn and Wendy with their daughter Laura and her partner Danny, and with my nephew Sam for a valedictory dinner.. Such bliss.


I ate Cauliflower Cheese Lighter Bite £5.95 A generous portion of cauliflower smothered in a rich cheese sauce topped with mature Cheddar cheese. Served with your choice of soft white or granary bloomer bread and a dressed salad 

Yum!




with Martyn

with Wendy

The Chequers (White Vans abound in the U.K.)

My fat belly masks Martyn's fat tummy

The Bristol Avon at Hanham  (1)

The Bristol Avon at Hanham  (2)

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