Thursday, 24 November 2011
#035 Rose & Castle, Ansty, Warks : 2000 to 2011
When I reviewed our canal trips and my photos I was amazed to find that the first time we ever stopped at Ansty was in 2000, on a week long trip that took us to Coventry. We'd passed by many times but lunchtime on Tuesday 30th May 2000 was the first time we set foot in the Rose & Castle.
As I recall, it was a pub that served very good food, but beyond that I don't remember much else.
Our next visit was another lunchtime stop on Friday 27th August 2004. Again we visited Coventry, but this trip also took us along the Ashby Canal for only our second time.
Now the Rose & Castle was under new management and was more of a restaurant than a pub, but the food was still very good. The exterior had been painted and a new sign was evident.
Tuesday 29th May 2007 (Lunchtime)
Monday 25th May 2009 (Evening)
Tuesday 31st May 2011 (Lunchtime)
On this latest visit we just managed to get there before 2:30 pm and they were happy to serve us food despite being close to the end of their lunchtime period. Many places are not so accommodating! The food again was very good and they manage to strike the right balance between the modern and more traditional styles of British food.
The pub has remained largely unchanged since 2004 and is well worth a visit if you want to eat well.