Don’t worry, oldmanleslie isn’t about to go and get all serious, well not overnight any way. For the first time in my blog, there is conflict ., ( shock horror )
I’m based in west Sussex, and this time of year, we are blessed with a lot of sunshine, so days out , at the shops, on the beach, an evening stroll along an almost deserted prom ,
and yes that really is our local prom and the sunsets are that good
and at the end of the prom you find
The Lobster pot.
There are many reasons to go here on a sunny day in summer, or for a refreshing autumn stroll. And i have blogged about it before
One reason to go is the Amazing Fish Finger Sandwiches, that they do. I suppose i am ” not very wellinformedoldmanleslie” but i didn’t know you could get these…. so to find them on my doorstep was a bit of a coup
Putting the Lobster-pot aside for a moment, I was keen to see what the good people at sparks yard had done to improve their offering in Arundel. Now i know some bloggers only review freebies, well that’s not the way it works with “oldmanleslie” its nice to get freebies of course, however why should business have to fork out for opinions…..Any how Back to the loft
Mrs Oldmanleslie and I Parked ” down by the river ” in Arundel, and had a nice stroll along the banks of the river , up through Arundel. avoiding the multiple coach loads of students & visitors to the castle…. and there it was, clearly visible from the end of Tarrant street
so now the facts, Easy access to the shop , although parking in Arundel needs looking at . easy wheelchair access to all floors of the shop and restaurant via their own lift, Always clean inside. Well refurbished top floor restaurant that we tried to just pop into. we were soon asked if ” are you Chris ” and shown to the reserved Table by the window that they had ” reserved for us ” I have to say Mrsoldmanleslie liked that ” We were served well, quickly but not invasively . and we were left to order our food. After a nice chat with what turned out to be one of the owners
” stop, Hammer time “
for the first time as a blogger i should have taken a picture of something i was about to consume , ( I didn’t ) so you will have to believe me that £2.50 for a drink was the best value in a long time. Imported root beer that you can buy in the shop , used to make an ice cream float, with a curly straw, now that’s the taste of childhood .
A quick look down the menu for food, and there it was. The fish finger sandwich….. so apologies to Andrew and the team, I’m sure that everything else on the menu was fine, and maybe we will be back soon to try it, however that’s a favourite with all us Leslie’s, so there in lies the dilemma
Go for what you know, and now have a choice of venues that both serve excellent food, or risk going off “Piste ” and getting something you don’t like ?
We are going to have to go back and find out i guess, it certainly wont be a hard choice and when a place is just that little bit too far away to walk to, it makes it all the more special to be well looked after by them.
So I can’t take credit for the images ( taken from the www) and i cant take credit for the effect on the waistline ( that’s your responsibility
however Either way, if you are in west Sussex for holidays and looking . Just remember
On the beach in Felpham = The lobster-pot
Shopping and touristy things in Arundel = Sparks yard / The loft
Either way ” the fish finger sandwiches are excellent,” and the root beer just seals the decision for me