Hearty, traditional English dishes served cheap at pubs
From bangers and mash to toad in the hole, meat pies to juicy burgers, your best shot at having hearty, traditional British fare in a cozy setting and at low prices is to head to a pub.
Now there are three types of pub grub theses days: Traditional, non-nonsense pub fare; chain pubs with a higher class of kitchen (and much more variety on far lengthier menus); and gastro-pubs where the chefs are inventive and menus creative.
That said, here are a few of the über-traditonal British pub fare you can expect to find on the menus of most pubs:
- Shepherd's pie - Stew of ground beef and peas (and often onions and carrots) topped by a lid of mashed potatoed and baked.
- Steak and ale pie - Beef stew baked under a pastry lid.
- Fish and chips - Battered and fried fish (usually haddock or cod) served with chips (French-fried potatoes, traditonal of the thick-cut variety, though the narrow, American-style French fry straws are becoming popular as well).
- Bangers and mash - Sausages in an onion gravy atop a bed of mashed potatoes.
- Toad in the hole - Sausages cooked in Yorkshire pudding batter and topped with onion gravy.
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