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Ploughman's Lunch?

wayne keyser Mar 17, 2007 12:39 AM

Anywhere in Northern Virginia where I could get a "ploughman's lunch", or something very like it?

I found this British meal referenced onlne - for those who don't know, it's a "cold snack or meal, comprising at a minimum a thick piece of cheese (usually Cheddar, Stilton, or other local cheese), pickle (often Branston Pickle, sometimes piccalilli and/or pickled onions), crusty bread, and butter."

Sounds good to me!

  1. MsDiPesto Mar 18, 2007 02:11 PM

    I think the English Pantry in Aldie should fulfill your craving. Here's the web site where they specifically say they do a Ploughman's Lunch:

    You should probably contact them first to be sure.

    I loved getting a cheese and pickle toasty in the Highlands, and even on the plane ride home!

    1. m
      Minger Mar 17, 2007 05:38 PM

      what about the "English Breakfast" in NoVA? :-)

      1. b
        bachinskin Mar 17, 2007 02:59 PM

        Hunter's Head in Upperville , Va. is an authentic British style pub and serves a Ploughman's Lunch along with various other English foods.

        1. m
          marianna trench Mar 17, 2007 09:25 AM

          Not in NoVa, but if you're willing to trek to Wheaton, the Royal Mile Pub on Price St. has a Ploughman's Lunch on the menu. Close to the Metro, too.

          1. little audrey Mar 17, 2007 09:05 AM

            In England it was just bread and cheese at a pub... nothing mysterious about it. Go to Five Guys and ask for a grilled cheese, hold the grill. :)

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            1. re: little audrey
              chowser Mar 17, 2007 12:20 PM

              And even then, it's just an excuse to have a pint at lunch.;-)

              1. re: chowser
                wayne keyser Mar 17, 2007 02:57 PM

                I don't NEED an excuse to have a pint at lunch.

            2. d
              dpan Mar 17, 2007 08:30 AM

              Go to Wegmans and make your own.

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