Now you guys know me by now, enough to know that I’m not one to turn down food, so when I was invited down to a Fuller’s pub of my choosing, I of course, said yes.
It turns out that Fuller’s are on a bit of a mission to prove that pub food can be great. They want to give you a premium dining, as well as the comfortable, cosiness that your local would normally offer. Their menus are all about good old fashioned home cooking, with the highest quality ingredients. With all this in mind, we had high expectations when we headed to the Hereford Arms.
We arrived at Gloucester Road in South Kensington and found the pub just a stone’s throw from the tube. We were ushered in on our arrival, and seated at a cosy table near the bar, where we were sure to get fantastic service. We ordered some ciders whilst we got used to our surroundings and perused the menu.
The Hereford Arms is everything you’d want from a traditional British pub. Mismatched tables and chairs, exposed brick, a bar that looks like it’s been standing for 100 years. It was the perfect mix of cosy and comfortable.
We were seriously hungry when we arrived, so we decided to give the starters ago. Connor opted for the Lamb Kofta, which came with Tzatziki and a pomegranate salad which, judging by how fast it vanished, was really good. I ordered the soup of the day, a roasted red pepper and tomato soup, served with two slices of fresh sourdough. It was amazing, super tasty and warming, and the portion was massive.
Being the devout meat eater he is, Con couldn’t resist the call of the Rib Eye for his main. Whilst he was disappointed that his steak was a little overdone, he couldn’t fault the taste of anything. It was served with a generous portion of skin on fries, and a big jug of Peppercorn sauce that was more than enough for all the food on the plate.
I once again ordered from the special board and man oh man was it a good choice. I had the pan seared duck breast, served with tenderstem broccoli, a sweet potato and swede mash, and a red wine jus. The duck was perfectly cooked, and seasoned just right, each bite melted in my mouth, whilst the veg was the perfect accompaniment, not too heavy but really tasty. Again there was a generous amount of jus, which was absolutely delicious.
I’d have loved to have given the dessert menu a go but at this point I was already debating undoing my skirt slightly, so I figured it was best to call it a day!
If you’re after some real home cooked food (without the hassle of the washing up) I’d definitely recommend checking out your local Fullers. They have over 170 locations within the M25 alone, so there’s guaranteed to be one near you!
Our meals were provided for us by Fuller’s but as always, all opinions are entirely my own!