Category Archives: Main Courses

Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises and other useful Information

“The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub, Bistro, Licensed Premises.” The Common Sense Guide to Buying a Pub is now available to purchase as an ebook through www.smashwords.com. for $5.99 or UK equivalent approximately £4.30, depending on the exchange rate. In addition you can read some the book by clicking on the Link below,… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 5

 If you would like to Advertise with us, please click on the following:- Link Buying a Country Pub, Part 5 One of my regular locals owned a Guest House a mile up the valley from the Pub. He had semi retired from Leicester, moving down to Exmoor with a fairly recent Wife. She seemed determined… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 4

Buying a Country Pub, Part 4 The alterations were duly completed, with nicotine stained beams being erected everywhere and plaster work painted nicotine white to give that aged look. I actually found a beam with an old date carved into it which I put in a secondary position to make it look genuine rather than… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 3

Buying a Country Pub, Part 3 We had been warned about Dicks’ habit of drinking after hours and we duly fell by the wayside and joined our predecessors in long nights. Dick would bring an assortment of Visitors, Farmers, Horse Dealers, all sorts of people in late at night drinking vast amounts of Manns Brown… Read More »

Buying a Country Pub, Part 2

Buying a Country Pub, Part 2 Easter came and went, this was an ordeal by fire, the World and his Wife descended on us, we had no concept of what it would be like. If anyone suggests taking over a business before a Bank Holiday to enjoy the benefits, don’t ever do it, it is… Read More »

Pub and Restaurant Vegetables

 Pub and Restaurant Vegetables Having run  and owned a number of pubs, restaurants and catering aligned businesses during my working life, and fortunately achieved a considerable level of popularity and acclaim. We always looked at the food that we prepared, using the yardstick, would we be delighted to have that quality of food put before us,… Read More »

Apple Brandy and Chicken

Apple Brandy and Chicken Are you thinking about chicken recipes? Example:   Apple brandy chicken, made with chicken breast halves, apple brandy, cream, onions, and butter, along with mushrooms. 4 chicken breast halves salt and pepper 8 ounces sliced mushrooms 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 teaspoons butter 1/3 cup apple brandy, such as Apple Jack or… Read More »

Loin of Lamb stuffed with Spinach and Rosemary

Loin of Lamb stuffed with Spinach and Rosemary, served with red currant and mint jus.   1 Loin of Lamb 1lb of Spinach Leaves 1 Sprig of Rosemary 4 oz of Breadcrumbs 1 Small Onion finely diced   Sauce 1 Small Onion 1 Tablespoon of Red Currant Jelly 1 Teaspoon of Mint Sauce ½ Pint… Read More »

Camembert Duck

Camembert Duck. This recipe is fantastic as long as you are not dieting. 4 Boned and skinned Duck Breasts. 1 Pint of Double Cream. 2 Large finely diced Shallots. ½ Pound of Portobello Mushrooms, finely sliced. 1 Large clove of Garlic finely sliced. 1 Pound of Camembert Cheese. Salt and Crushed Black peppercorns to taste.… Read More »

Lamb Tagine from the Jack in the Green

Lamb Tagine (Serves 4)Ingredients1kg boned and cubed lamb shoulder 1 tablespoon ground/grated or finely chopped root ginger Freshly ground black pepper Teaspoon of ground cinnamon or one cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons turmeric 1 tablespoon paprika ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed with a little salt 2 onions peeled and finely chopped… Read More »