There is a fairly nice beer backyard on the entrance of the Stirling Arms in Guildford – protected by a excessive wall from the visitors noise – though the wall does are likely to disguise that the backyard is there in any respect from passers-by – with umbrellas for shade and a coated space to at least one aspect in case of inclement climate. Anyway on one of many warmish autumn days we’ve got been experiencing, we dropped by for lunch and sat out within the backyard space.
The pub continues to be present process a renovation within the previous public bar space – with the bar and pool desk all pushed into the eating room – though from their site it seems the lodge lodging a part of the reno is full.
The menu is principally previous type pub meals – pies, burgers, fish and chips and the like, however from our expertise, finished fairly properly and good worth for the generosity of the serves.
Meatballs, juicy and well-seasoned – and a great measurement too – have been served on a mattress of mash and topped with roughly sliced cheese, in a tomato based mostly sauce – good hearty consuming.
A retro fashion prawn cocktail – served in a big balloon glass – chopped and shredded lettuce, tender prawns, tails on, and sloshed with a spicy sauce was one other pleasant dish – mild however the spiciness gave it a pleasing observe of distinction.
The most spectacular notice concerning the Stirling Arms, nevertheless, from my perspective is the revamped wine listing – a really properly put collectively listing with wines from all areas of WA – in addition to inclusions from the remainder of Australia and abroad; it’s a lesson that might be discovered for different pubs – and restaurant lists for that matter – round city. We ought to be celebrating the wines of all of WA not simply these of huge producers and Margaret River.
A bottle of Vinaceous 2014 Right Reverend V Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Barker hit the spot – lush and wealthy with nice varietal character.
The Stirling Arms is nicely value a go to – the meals is completed fairly nicely and the drinks listing is spectacular – and each the backyard space and the lounge are welcoming and alluring locations to cease for a drink and feed.