Housed on the corner of a busy junction The Tommyfield offers big portions of comfort food your gran would be proud of….
Inside the pub is one huge room, the main dining areas are raised by the windows, letting you watch people and traffic whizz by, whilst you tuck into a big pie! The Tommyfield prides itself on being a proper pub, cask ale, pies, fish and chips, steak, sausage rolls and good old scotch eggs are just some of the British Food on offer.
Sat by the window we spent five minutes looking from menu to blackboard and blackboard to menu deciding on what to have. The British Meat Board won us over; Ox tongue, sausage roll, scotch egg, mature cheddar, onion chutney and piccalilli. For mains we opted for the Sirloin Steak served with Chips, a side of Sautéed Greens and the Chicken and Bacon pie served with Sautéed Greens and Gravy.
It wasn’t long before the meat board arrived, the sausage roll and scotch egg served warm were moist and full of flavour. The homemade chutney was tangy and sweet, dipping everything that was available in to it seemed to work. You could easy manage one of these each, sharing one just wasn’t enough and left us wanting more….
With the mains on the table the site of the chicken and bacon pie made our eyes pop out, a huge ball of golden brown pastry, sitting on top of a bunch of greens. Inside the pie was jam packed full of chicken pieces, carrots, bacon and sauce, cooked to perfection. It was so big we couldn’t finish it, no matter how hard we tried.
The steak was also a generous size, the homemade chips served in a bowl were fluffy and crispy, proper chips like your mam used to make. The sauce complimenting the steak had a nice kick to it, although we still aren’t sure what it was.
The only fault was that the food could have been a little hotter, both dishes were served warmish and went cold quickly.
We enjoyed our food but it wasn’t just the food, we also liked the staff who were well informed and friendly without being pests.
Our starter would set you back £7 which is the highest price of all the starters, the mains on the black board vary daily but expect to pay around £9 to £15. Deserts which we failed to feed on sound good banoffee pie, apple and berry crumble all at a fiver each.
If your around during the week from 5pm-7pm the pub offer free bar snacks and bottles of wine for £10.
All in all a pleasant meal with good service. Would we go back? Damn right, but next time we’ll try the Roasts.
TommyField, 185 Kennington Lane London SE11