Our seventh venue of the day was the Feathers pub, the only Good Beer Guide listed pub in Wymondham and I haven’t visited here before. We had to wait for this pub to open as it closes in the afternoon, also choosing it for food as we hadn’t found anywhere appropriate and had been rather powered on Mini Cheddars. Anyway, I digress. Historically this pub was known as the Plume of Feathers and it has been a hospitality venue since the late eighteenth century.
There were five real ales available and I went for the Here Comes Summer from Mighty Oak Brewing. When it got a bit busier nearly all of the customers sat at the bar which made seeing what beers were available more difficult, but in fairness to the pub there is a separate blackboard with the options listed out. The service was immediate and friendly, it was yet another welcoming venue.
The food menu, part one.
The food menu, part two.
The pub had a cosy and comfortable feel to it.
A bicycle on the wall.
There’s plenty of character here.
I consider this genius (but I don’t get out much), and I know that Julian was also impressed, which is having little scissors to cut the sauces with. Absolutely inspired, although ironically the sauce packets they used were some of the easy ones to open so I didn’t get to use the scissors.
The Here Comes Summer beer was well kept and had pleasant citrusy notes.
I went for the chicken and leek pie, which was served as a large portion which satiated my appetite. The pie was generously filled and the chips were fluffy on the interior and firm on the exterior, with the vegetables retaining some bite. This did the job and it was all served piping hot and was brought out without too long a wait.
The pub is very well reviewed on-line and is clearly popular with locals and visitors to the town. Its position in the Good Beer Guide seems justified, it is a traditional pub which felt competently managed. Definitely recommended and it’s not the pub’s fault that we left slightly sleepy after being well fed and having endured miles of walking during the day to get from venue to venue. These study tours are hard work, the community service that we offer here is selfless.