*This review was written in exchange for a free meal for two at the Potters Arms
I’ve got a little bit behind on my blog posts recently, and that makes me sad. The reason it makes me sad is because it’s been two weeks since I visited the Potters Arms and I STILL haven’t shared my review of not only their food but the best dessert I have ever eaten in my life. As you will know from my previous Essex restaurant reviews I am starting to get a bit of a sweet tooth now. Usually, my Mum is in charge of tasting the desserts. But now I’ve found out what the health problem is that makes me so adverse to dairy and sorted it out, I can finally enjoy treats. In fact, after a couple of weeks of being unwell, my meal at the Potters Arms was the first time I had been out and about and enjoyed a meal for a good few weeks!
What’s on the menu at the Potters Arms?
The Potters Arms has a varied menu, especially on a Sunday when they have a carvery as well. I’ve actually taken to having steak wherever I go now because I “need the iron” and I was impressed at the size of the steak, as well as the fact it came with onion rings, chips, peas, and a tomato. Anyone looking at the size of this and thinking I didn’t finish it all would be incorrect, I ate it in around five seconds. This is one of the first places I have been to that have LISTENED to my cooking instructions for the steak as well. Yes, I like it burnt. Don’t judge. I never tend to have a starter so that I can go straight into dessert. The dessert I had at the Potters Arms was something else! It was called “Half-Baked Cookie Dough” and was a doughy cookie which was still warm, with caramel sauce and ice cream. Easily my favourite part of the meal.
What’s the atmosphere like at the Potters Arms?
The atmosphere here is a typically relaxed, pub/carvery type atmosphere. This is a great place to relax on a Sunday and have a laid-back roast or a catch up with friends. The service we received was excellent. There was a girl who had only just started that day (or the day before I can’t remember), and she went over and above to make us feel welcome. I love places like this. These are the places we often stop on our way back from girls weekends where we need to have a quick reevaluation of our lives without being judged after all of the nonsense we got up to that weekend.
Would I recommend the Potters Arms?
I’d absolutely recommend it if you are in the area. Good, hearty food and a lovely family friendly atmosphere.
You can find out more information about the Potters Arms on their website: https://www.cookhouseandpub.co.uk/en-gb/locations/harlow