The Townhouse pub is situated on George Street not far from the South Side of the river in Leamington Spa, it’s not on the main shopping road so would require a bit of searching if you’re not local to the area. The deco inside has a real vintage feel about it and has my favourite J.H Lynch prints of the Mysterious and exotic lady known as ‘Tina’. I love the exposed bulb light fittings although they do make your eyes go fuzzy if you look directly at them!
Tables are adorned with retro candles with hardened red wax, something you might expect to see in an Italian resteraunt (or my kitchen). The furniture is mis matched which only adds to the quirky vibe that the Townhouse exudes.
Neither myself or Mr Gourmand had visited the Townhouse before but we had heard good things about the place from friends who had visited one of the open mic nights so we figured we would give the place a try.
Staff were very friendly and accommodating and the pub is family friendly although there is a step at the front door so bare this in mind if you have a pram or pushchair with you.
Mr Gourmand and I took advantage of the £5 lunch offer which consists of a very decent sized meal and a drink. It’s always a risk when you visit somewhere new for lunch as to what you are going to receive so we ordered blindly.
With a good selection of food available Mr Gourmand opted for the Broccoli and Cauliflower cheese which was served with chips and salad. The Broccoli and Cauliflower cheese was bathing in a delicious creamy cheese sauce and topped with what seemed like a whole packed of melted cheese on top. The meal was extremely delicious and satisfying.
I really fancied something different to what I would normally order and picked the Roast Beef and Horseradish sandwich served with chips and a side salad. The Roast Beef was pink in the middle which is exactly how I like it, the slices were thick and plentiful. The horseradish sauce was creamy and had a good heat to it which is just what I like, there is nothing worse than mild, smooth supermarket horseradish that has no flavour.
The beef was served on a warm ciabatta which had been buttered, I just managed to finish it all but I did let Mr Gourmand sample the beef as his eyes were drooling at my huge sandwich.
£5 doesn’t usually get you much even in a fast food eatery so if you’re in the Leamington Spa area, need lunch and have a spare £5 to spend you won’t go wrong visiting The Townhouse.