Friday, 30 December 2011

The Castle, Walthamstow

Aberdeen Angus burger at the Castle
It's that quiet strange time of year between Christmas and New year's Eve. Luckily I don't have to go back to work until January 3rd so I am free to spend a few relaxing days at home eating up all the leftover chocolates and  playing computer games before the reality of the new year kicks in. What better time to treat ourselves to a leisurely long afternoon pub lunch in Walthamstow? More local pubs are starting to offer food options now, with regular food nights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at the Rose and Crown plus roast dinners every Sunday from 1-3pm. I've also been told that the Nag's Head is starting to serve up small plates from a bar snack menu in the evenings.
We decided to head for the Castle, just set back from the main village high street on Grosvenor Rise. They have rebranded themselves as 'Walthamstow's first gastropub', and offer up a tempting looking menu of classic main courses, light bites and the popular roast dinner on a Sunday. We went for the delicious homemade Abberdeen Angus burger, which came with coleslaw and a neat stack of huge chunky chips, priced at around £10. It's definately a child-friendly place, in fact you might find yourself fighting through the buggies to get to the bar on a Sunday afternoon.

You can find opening hours and a sample menu for the Castle gastropub on their website here:

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

New Blog: Baby Steps in Walthamstow

As you may know, I am currently 5 months pregnant, expecting the new arrival around April 9th 2012. I imagine that life in 2012 will be very different for me, and I'm really looking forward to my 10 months off work to discover all the fun daytime baby friendly activities that E17 has to offer. I'm sure that my non-parent friends don't really want to read endless posts about pregnancy yoga or where to find the perfect pushchair, so I have decided to launch a sister blog, BabySteps in Walthamstow, for all my baby-related thoughts. Click the link below or the BabySteps tab near the top of the page for my pregnancy diary and updates on how I am getting on preparing for the springtime pitter-patter of tiny feet! I will also continue to keep this blog for all the other cool non-baby related stuff going on in E17!
Baby Steps in Walthamstow