Saturday 14 May 2011
Supper at the Fairfax Arms in Gilling East
The last time we went to eat at the Fairfax Arms -known to locals as the Fax- must have been three years ago. So tonight I persuaded Jack that even though Cinderella did not want to go to a ball she didn't want to cook either. We ventured across the valley to Gilling East. It is sited in the middle of the village. A stream runs just in front of the front door so make a nice place to sit out on a sunny day and watch the world go by. It is quite a busy road as it's the main road from York to Helmsley but pretty all the same. We were both very hungry so after I had drooled over a good choice menu I settled for the same as Jack in having a steak with all the trimmings. Of course I didn't get through even half of it so it is now sat in our fridge to be eaten tomorrow. It was very tasty and so were the onion rings,mushroom and tomatoes. It amazes me how they get these little tomatoes to be all the same size and ripen at the same time. My Dad been an expert on tomatoes of the bigger varieties never seem to achieve this. By the way the chips were proper ones too and were also very good. So here we have another good eating place to add to a list of local eateries and watering holes.