Morning choices include the mighty 'full marks' breakfast (bacon, sausage, black pudding, field mushroom
, tomato and two free range eggs cooked to your liking, served with a choice of brown or white toast) pounds 5.
The other starter consisted of a field mushroom
stuffed with garlic, spinach and goats cheese.
I tried the herb pancake with a creamed field mushroom
and tarragon filling 'offered with a dressed salad' (pounds 8.
Morris went for a really generous option - the 8oz rump steak with some very chunky chips, vegetables, field mushroom
and tomato - and was delighted with his medium rare meat and fries.
I thought the roast field mushroom
with ricotta, wild rocket and aged balsamic vinegar was really lovely and just right for my taste.
I chose the roast loin of rare-breed pork with black pudding crust, button onions and lardons served with a cider sauce and my pal went for the chargrilled ribeye steak with baked field mushroom
and tomato, served with anchovy and parsley butter.
And there are so many varieties, of all shapes and sizes, although the most common after the field mushroom
is the giant puffball and oyster mushroom, both of which are edible.
There's something to please every palate - from mixed antipasti plates brimming with Italian cured ham, field mushroom
and goats cheese bruschetta, caprese salad, king prawns and artichokes to mouth-watering risottos and pasta dishes.
Son had a whopping great roasted field mushroom
topped with Stilton in Guinness; I had melon with berry sorbet and coulis; childrenin- law chose soup of the day - homemade, creamed wild mushroom with garlic and herbs.
For starters: Scottish smoked salmon with olive oil and parmesan, seared squid or a simple grilled fillet of seabass with field mushroom
and leek risotto
I have never knowingly seen one in England, but I am a bit lairy of anything beside the ordinary field mushroom
, as we used to get at Powburn.
On the night we were there, starters were salmon fishcake served with sweet chilli sauce, salami and tomato pasta salad with pesto dressing and baked field mushroom
topped with goat's cheese.