The Lamb, Wartling
Photographing the sort of things that I do often puts me in great places meeting great people. This weekend was no exception. In fact, the Lamb at Wartling has become my new favourite pub. The food and atmosphere was just terrific – really top drawer and puts a little faith back into the view that there are people who intrinsically “get” what running a pub is all about. James Braxton – the BBC antiques expert – has two sons; Charlie and Ned. The boys basically run the pub; they are damned good at it too…creating that atmosphere that makes you want to go back for more…often.
The pub has been run by the Braxton’s for about 4 years and it has become an exceptional eatery and drinkery. So much so that the Lamb has just been accepted into the Great Inns of Britain’s very select grouping. Hence my visit. I was asked to come and photograph the rooms and some food, as well as James’ motoring breakfast – where some of the finest cars around drive to the pub for a Sunday morning “full English” and a huge amount of charm and banter.
So…a great weekend (I got to take Blou too – the first time she has assisted me, and a half-decent job she did too!)
If you get the chance, go and visit. Nelson, the head chef is a star – I had the pigeon breast, rib-eye steak, and apple pie for supper….just saying!