James Winchester Posted July 10, 2017 Share Posted July 10, 2017 The dining room is on the south western corner of the building. Although open to the public, the dining room is accessible only from within the inn. A door in the north wall leads to the kitchen area, a door in the east wall to the rest of the inn. Sturdy but comfortable oak tables and chairs furnish the room. The dining room is graced with three large windows - one in the south wall and two in the west. The depth of the sills show that the walls of the inn are a good foot thick. A fireplace is located on the west wall between the windows. A jug of spring flowers sits on the mantle piece. In combination with the windows, the whitewashed walls give an impression of space and light, punctuated by the dark wooden beams. As in the taproom, the floor is covered with the finest sand which is changed weekly. The Red Lion is noted for the excellence of Mistress Golightly's cooking and the dining room is redolent with beguiling savoury fragrances. Particularly famed are the Carrot and Oyster Pie and the Grilled Beefsteak. Settling himself at a table by the fire where he could enjoy it's warmth on this short and overcast winter's day, James smiled politely at the waitress and asked for a glass of white French wine whilst he waited and considered the menu. He was hopeful that George might join him, though of course it was only a maybe. But he could hope. Regardless he was certain that he'd bump into his friend about court; perhaps tonight's ball if not today. Either way, after a busy morning stopping at the Lion for lunch was something of a reward for himself, as well as the comfort of the familiar. And the terribly good food. Every so often he glanced towards the door, just in case. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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