Cursing amatuer tube riders on the Baker Loo line is how my adventure started. It was a Saturday and thank the lord there was an excuse to get out of the sweaty, London mug. I was on my way to The Pointer – a family run farm, country pub and butcher in Buckinghamshire.
We arrived at this beautiful country house and were greeted by one of the greatest power couples I have ever met, Fiona and Dave.
And one of the greatest bacon baps too.
Now Dave and Fiona along with their team, have created something pretty cool: a farm with happy healthy animals and specially grown vegetables and fruit. All their produce gets made into delicious dishes in their country pub by chef Mini. Talk about #relationshipgoals.
Most astonishing fact I learnt was that 3/4s of sausage meat is made in factories. There’s now a campaign to prevent this called Farm Not Factories We all joined in on a group campaign #TurnYourNoseUp. photo…
After all of this country exploring, we had worked up an appetite. So we left the pigs behind to …err… eat some pig.
As soon as I got inside the pub, I felt at home.
Taste 4/5 pepper vodka owned this Bloody. I love home made vodka and this infusion really worked.
Sweat test 3/5 It may take more then one to shift a hangover for me. I’m hardcore and like a lot of spice.
Presentation 3/5 good for your village pub. Soohisticated, nothing too OTT
Glass 3/5 it’s a good size and but there is room for a little quirk.
Garnish 2.5/5 there was just celery in this one. I think something like a pepper rim to go with the taste would work really well.
Bonus 2. I love their Bloody Mary display! It’s also pretty awesome they have created their own pepper vodka. Service was also on top.
17.5/25 a Sunday with one of these with their special suckling pig dish – you can’t go wrong.
Now the food…
I went to town…fresh pork (with crackling of course) beef.salad, vegetables..all straight from the farm. You could instantly tell how fresh it was.
As much I love Langans, Jam Tree etc they can never beat a good old country pub, especially one with so much TLC and passion behind it , which The Pointer clearly does.
Before I left I ran to The Pointer’s butchers.
Thank you The Pointer for showing what real food is.