We have visited The Fat Pug in Leamington Spa on a few occasions now and it never fails to disappoint. The surroundings make you feel at home, the staff are friendly and the portion sizes are great – what more could you want?
I just love the little touches like mini milk bottle to hold the milk for your drinks, Jammy dodger biscuits with your coffee and fresh brewed coffee in a mug rather than a teeny tiny cup.
Grandpa Gourmand thought it would be rude not to try the Fat Pug Breakfast (£7.50) and it didn’t disappoint. We have waxed lyrical about our love of local butcher Aubrey Allen so you can imagine Grandpa Gourmand’s delight that the two sausages in his frying pan were from our favourite butcher. I have a hatred of plum tomatoes unless they are being used to make a pasta sauce, unlike me Grandpa Gourmand just loves plum tomatoes with his breakfast so the Fat Pug ticked yet another of Grandpa Gourmand’s boxes. Not everyone likes black pudding but Grandpa Gourmand loves it especially a big fat slice of it which was another box ticked – in fact nothing on the breakfast disappointed including the huge slice of freshly cut bread.
I ordered the Veggie Pug breakfast (£7.00) which like Grandpa Gourmand’s meat filled pan was filled to the brim with delicious food. I love scrambled egg especially when it is laced with salted butter, this was a mammoth portion of scrambled egg so much so that it filled half of the pan. I’m a bit of a picky person when it comes to liking things a certain way and I do often have a bit of a problem with baked beans when they touch other food, had the beans been in the pan and touching the egg I would have been a bit put off (I’m strange like that) so you can imagine my delight to find that my beans were in a separate ramekin. I was so full after eating this that I skipped lunch which NEVER happens.
Bread costs very little, everyone knows this and it really annoys me when places charge extra for toast. When you buy a hot drink at the Fat Pug you can have FREE toast, it’s not supermarket value bread either it’s delicious fresh bread – breakfast providers please take note, it’s the little things like this that make a huge difference.
Would we go back to the Fat Pug? Damn right we would in fact we have been back since sampling this breakfast and have also visited the sister pub The Royal Pug which is equally great.
You can find the Fat Pug on Guys Cliffe Road, Leamington Spa