There is nothing more wonderfully relaxing than enjoying a good pub lunch with good company; more so when you are able to sit outside in the rural English countryside and enjoy the warm afternoon sun and the restfulness of simply relaxing. Hygge isn’t just about being cosy at home, it’s about enjoying life’s simple pleasures with good company and relaxing. This Saturday was our hygge time away from the home.
On Saturday we stopped off at The Gribble Inn – a beautiful 16th Century thatched building in the picturesque village of Oving, West Sussex. Interestingly the Gribble has it’s own micro-brewery and serves its own varied selection of craft ale in the pub. The Gribble Inn is named after the former teacher – Rose Gribble – who lived there until she died in 1980 when a local farmer bought the house and transformed it into to the inn we know today. The garden makes for a great place to relax in the sun, and inside there are huge comfy sofas and seats to snuggle up in in front of roaring log fires.
We plumped for Plucking Pheasant – a light, dry and hoppy well balanced ale which was incredibly drinkable and moreish! Lunch was the black pudding Scotch egg for me, and delicate whitebait for hubby; followed by gorgeous ice-cream. I have to mention the little corner of flapjack that came with our coffees – the flapjack was so moist, flavoursome and delicious, it is definitely the best flapjack I’ve ever eaten. I’m already planning a return visit! The Gribble Inn