“The Rickety Press is a beautiful pub a short walk from the main street in Jericho, offering cask Ales, fine wines & really quite good food.”
I can’t agree more with this statement from the Rickety Press website. I have been to the Rickety for drinks, but this week, had the opportunity to have dinner with 4 friends of mine. We met for drinks on a Monday evening, which was thoroughly enjoyable. We arrived early enough to commandeer the gorgeous and comfy Winchester sofas in the front of the pub. The majority of us indulged in a bit of mulled wine, which was served in double walled glass mugs (which I have since found online and ordered!). After an hour or two we moved into the dining room, which is tucked around the back of the pub, and which is easily missed by the casual drinker. In fact, I had never noticed it before, even though I’d been there several times.
The dining area is beautiful! Chunky wooden tables, glass pitched roof, wood burning stove, and this time of year, lovely Christmas decorations. I was very pleased by the menu – there were many choices for me, and it is definitely more restaurant than pub. I chose to start with a Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, followed by a Baked Cod with Chips and Mushy Peas.
The soup starter was lovely. It was creamy and smooth and velvety, with just the tiniest drizzle of truffle oil. The ‘fish and chips’ was spectacular. It came with a huge piece of cod which was perfectly cooked, a small (but perfect sized) stack of chips, and lovely, flavourful mushy peas. I was really impressed by the food that I tried, and by the look of my friends’ food. Some other items which were brought to the table included a giant burger, a steak, a fishcake, and a mushroom risotto. Everyone enjoyed their dinners very much – there were no complaints about anything.
The Rickety Press is definitely worth a visit, whether for a drink or for the food. It’s got great atmosphere and excellent food.