The weekend before last, B and I headed for Brighton – yes, again – to visit Pop & Sean, and finally check out their new pad. I’d seen it via facetime a lot, but Pop had refused to let us come down and stay with them until they were all settled. We arrived on the Saturday night had a lovely meal and then tried out a few of their new locals.
The next morning the weather was amazing, the sun was out but there was a chill in the air – what I’d call the perfect Autumnal day – and we decided to head down to Hove Lawns and take a stroll along the Promenade. As usual on a Sunday morning, it was packed, kids on their scooters, owners walking their dogs and the odd roller-blader showing off, the sea was unusually calm, the skies were blue but there was a slight haze in the air. For some reason every time I go down to Brighton recently I’ve felt really nostalgic and calm, everything I do just reminds me of things I used to do growing up. I mean I love London but its so nice to get out of the big city and to be by the sea – with that fresh sea breeze.
Needing a sit down we thought we’d grab a pint at the Lion & Lobster; its a lovely pub, set back from the main road, with three floors and then a roof terrace on the fourth. The weather being what it was we found ourselves a sunny spot on the terrace. Now I’ve been there a fair few times over the years, but apparently never on a Sunday! As soon as we sat down we copped the roasts being served at the other tables, and halfway through our first pint we had ordered. It was the best roast I have had in a very long time, Sean, B and I went for the Half and Half. They had lamb and chicken and I had the pork and beef, with a pigs in blankets, Pop’s a veggie so stuck with the nut roast and cauliflower cheese which also looked incredible. The roasts are all served with potatoes and veg, and then you can add on the extra’s like Yorkshires and stuffing, all of it was very reasonably priced, the food coming to about £12 a head, which is pretty good compared to how big they were and how great they tasted – well worth a trip if you ask me.