Posted 9th February 2010
Who would have though that something as simple as sausage and mash could be so exciting?
The Clifton Sausage transports diners back to their youth and a world of hearty, home-cooked food with its cosy farmhouse feel, solid pine furniture, low ceilings and open kitchen.
Having eaten at The Clifton Sausage on several occasions I have never been disappointed. It’s refreshing to find a good quality restaurant using British produce and making the most of local suppliers. With a fantastic array of sausages on the menu, from a traditional old spot pork sausage, to the restaurant’s speciality The Clifton (pork, mustard and cider) – at Christmas you can even enjoy reindeer and cranberry!
The quality of meat is second to none, which is rare for sausages, and all come with a choice of mash or champ – made with locally sourced maris piper potatoes of course!
For the non sausage lovers amongst us, there is an ample selection of British classics to choose from including liver, local Wiltshire game, steak and fresh fish. The roast dinners here are fantastic and come with homemade yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings!
Outstanding food, spot-on service, homemade puddings, over 30 different wines by the glass, and the ultimate comfort food. The Clifton Sausage really has got it squared away. Whilst not cheap and cheerful (£9.50 for sausage and mash, other meals range from £10.50 – £18) food of this calibre is hard to come by and worth every penny in my book.
Verdict: It’s a delight to find somewhere which can offer as much comfort in your surroundings as in your meal at a price you can afford. The Foodie verdict? – Flawless.