7 January 2016

RED LION〈 レッド・ライオン 〉

Just introducing our most favourite country pub in the West Wight.
It's Red Lion in Freshwater.

ワイト島の西側でいちばん大好きなカントリーパブをご紹介しますね。
RUSTワイト島店のあるヤーマスのとなり街フレッシュウォーターにあるレッド・ライオンです!
     
  

It has fire places, great food, cosy atmosphere, dark ales…all you need in the winter, really!

薪の燃える暖炉、最高の料理、古き良きイギリスらしい"パブ感"、室温で飲むエール…
越冬に欠かせないツールがすべて揃う場所です!

     

They use lots of locally sourced ingredients such as crab, fish, meat, and they serve Isle of Wight brewed beers too, of course.
I have a feeling they even grow some of their seasonal vegetables at the back garden!

料理に使われる食材は、カニや魚、肉も含め、ワイト島で調達。
野菜もできる限り裏庭で栽培してるようです!




This day we visited here for a weekday lunch so we went for a bit lighter option;
handmade fish cakes, tagliatelle with slow roasted winter vegetables, followed by home made bread & butter pudding with custard.

Weren't planning to have a pudding at the beginning but...there you go.
Will find it really difficult to resist!
  
この日は平日の昼だったこともあり、軽めのメニューをチョイス。
でも結局なんだかんだと最後のデザートまで行ってしまいますね…

  

Very busy with lots of locals throughout the week and will definitely need to book a table for their Sunday roasts.
(don't know why we still just turn up and get disappointed...)
      
平日でも混んでいて、週末のロースト・ランチでは予約なしで席を取るのは難しいのでご注意ください…
(と分かっているのに思い立って出かけていき、入れなかったことは数知れず、ですが…!)

    

This pub is situated on the old railway walk/cycle path between Yarmouth and Freshwater stations, taking about 10 mins cycling, or 20-30 minutes to walk (there is a cycle hire in old Yarmouth Station).

If you have a bit of time to spend and in a mood of a winter walk, then this is the most perfect place to go!
*again, don't forget to book a table in advance…you don't want to be one of those miserable looking people walking back the path from the opposite direction!

レッド・ライオンは、ヤーマスとフレッシュウォーターの街をかつてつないでいた線路跡沿いに位置します。
今は緑に覆われた廃線路を、貸し自転車で10分、歩いて20〜30分ほどでしょうか。
      
  

The path is along the River Yar and the view is absolutely stunning.
You will see lots of British wildlife here and many many photo opportunities.
So it might be an idea to take a bit of extra time prior to your reservation at the pub, and bring some biscuits (and possibly flask of tea) with you just in case.

自然に囲まれた野道をゆっくり散策して、イギリスのカントリー・パブでランチ…
ロンドンはじめ都市部ではなかなか経験できない過ごし方だと思います。
時間とちょっとの体力があれば、是非おすすめのコースです!
(くれぐれもテーブルの予約をお忘れなくでお願いしますね…)

      

The shops, beaches, woods, river, and country pub...
There are quite a few things you might be interested in Yarmouth so I will try my best to list them up here on my blog!

ショッピング、ビーチ、森、川、そしてパブ…
ヤーマスの街でおすすめの場所やイベントを、これからすこしずつ綴っていこうと思います!

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