I’ll begin this food review with a disclaimer – despite being warned to not venture out of the house at the weekend owing to Storm Ciara, it was a Sunday and as I’ve said before in my reviews that can only mean one thing, a roast dinner.

My other half had suggested earlier in the week that we treated ourselves and as soon as he mentioned The Greyhound in St Martins I was on board. We’ve frequented it before and you know you’re going to be served a roast that is on a par with the plate your grandmother would put in front of you as a child – yum, yum!

Located on the outskirts of the village, The Greyhound is a friendly pub where regulars mix with those who are visiting purely to enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal.

We ordered drinks at the bar and we’re shown to our seats. It was 2pm so a little late for lunch, but I think truth be told the weather was the main reason for it being a little quieter than usual.

The starter options included soup of the day (carrot or parsnip), fruit juice, pate or breaded brie; while the main course was either pork or beef roast dinner, plus a great selection of vegetarian dishes including vegan cajun and sweet potato roulade and oven baked salmon filler, and a strong selection of traditional pub grub such as lasagne, and fish and chips.

We decided to go straight in with the beef roast dinners with a view to having a dessert and we didn’t have to wait too long for our meals to come out.

To be honest, I’ll let the image above do the talking because this roast dinner had it all (almost). The main plate had two big slices of beef which was cooked well but wasn’t chewy, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, a Yorkshire pudding, and a healthy serving of gravy. It was accompanied by a full gravy boat, plus a dish of carrots, broccoli and cabbage which had just the right amount of crunch to them.

We also asked for some horseradish sauce just to finish things off.

I always prefer mashed potato, it’s just the kind of person I am, but I have to say the boiled ones were still delicious. The only thing I did miss was the stuffing which was apparent on the plates of those who ordered the pork, but then they didn’t have the Yorkshire so it’s swings and roundabouts I guess!

That said, this was still a top-notch dinner which was thoroughly enjoyed and left us feeling happy and full.

Not too full however for pudding...and if you have every frequented the Greyhound, or you decided to visit after reading this review, then you will know why.

Because the Greyhound doesn’t do desserts by half.

Throughout my main course I could see the dessert board – and what a board it is. Filled with a selection of around 20 different options if you can’t find something you like on there then you really are picky!

I had five desserts that I just couldn’t choose between – lemon meringue pie, banoffee pie, apple crumble, apple and blackberry pie...the list goes on and on. Of course, they had sticky toffee pudding so the other half was chuffed, but he did note that previously they’ve offered his other love, rice pudding.

We opted for the aforementioned STP and the caramel apple betty, which I was a little bit dubious about because it was a gluten free option, but I honestly couldn’t tell any difference in the pastry or the crumble topping.

What I will say is that despite having a very sweet tooth, there was so much caramel on this beast of a pudding that it did make my teeth hurt, not that that stopped me from clearing my plate, but the vanilla ice cream it came with was welcome.

Needless to say, the other half was pleased as punch at his STP and cream.

So once again another winning Sunday roast dinner at The Greyhound and the prices aren’t bad either.

You have the option of one course for £10.95, two courses for £13.45 or three courses for £15.45, and they also do a reduced price for smaller plates.

Their other dishes are also decently priced and we have a round of drinks for less than £5 so all in all it’s very good value.

One quick tip, it does tend to get busy, especially on a Sunday, so make sure you book in advance if you want to go.