Review of The Coach & Horses in Tilney All Saints: Cosy village pub offers lovely food and has friendly staff too
When deciding where to eat at the weekend, I was torn between an Indian or a cosy village pub. As it was a cold day, I settled on the cosy setting.
I’d heard good things about The Coach & Horses in Tilney St Lawrence, so I wanted to go and try the pub for myself. My parents and I therefore booked a table for 6.45pm on Saturday night.
Upon entering The Coach & Horses, it seemed nice and quiet with only a few people having a meal in the bar area. We were greeted straight away by a lovely and polite staff member, who poured us some drinks before showing us to our table.
I opted for an orange juice with lemonade, my dad had a Coke and my mum had a lager and lime.
The table was nicely set out and the inside of the pub felt very homely, with detailed decor and an open fire. The Christmas decorations were up, so it even added an extra festive touch. It seemed like a lovely, clean, and friendly village pub.
There were a few good options on the main food menu, including starters and desserts – but I did feel that it could have been more extensive.
I went for the sweet and sour chicken, which was served with rice and a bowl of prawn crackers for £12.95.
Both of my parents were drawn straight to the steak and ale pie, which was served with a big bowl of chips and peas between them for £12.95 each – and we were told that more chips could be made fresh if they ran out.
Our food arrived fairly quickly, and it was well-presented and looked very appealing.
My parents were both very happy with their meals. My mum said it was full of flavour and the pie pastry was nice and crispy.
My dad really enjoyed his meal too, and thought it was nice that staff brought a big bowl of chips out to share. There was plenty for both of them.
My chicken dish was really lovely, and the freshly cooked basmati rice tasted excellent. I thought the prawn crackers on the side were a nice little touch to soak up my sweet and sour sauce – it was such a sizeable portion that I only just managed to eat it all.
After we had finished our meals, we were quite full – but decided we couldn't miss trying the yummy desserts on the menu.
I went for the chocolate pudding with ice cream, while both my parents went for the sherry trifle.
While we waited my mum and dad got some more drinks, and when the desserts came out they were presented nice and had a little festive touch to them, which was nice.
I very much enjoyed my dessert. When I put my spoon into the pudding there was gooey chocolate in the centre which was nice and warm.
My mum and dad both thought their desserts were “scrumptious” and finished the meal off nicely.
Overall, the food was very tasty and the staff serving us were really friendly – so I would definitely recommend The Coach and Horses to anyone looking for a nice place to eat out.
It is located on Lynn Road in Tilney All Saints, just off the dual carriageway, and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-11pm and Sundays from noon-10pm.
Ratings out of five:
Food: Presented very nicely and the food tasted lovely. ****
Drinks: There were several alcoholic and soft drinks to choose from. ****
Staff: The staff were very friendly and efficient. ****
Decor: The interior seemed very homely and cosy throughout. ****
Price: Our bill came to £70.90 for five drinks, three mains, and three desserts, which I thought was a reasonable price. ***