I can’t remember the last time I visited Purton but here I am today as we are doing a photo shoot in the area.  I’m with new partner designate Jenna Wheeler, although Jenna is not new to me as I first met her when I started at Morris Owen and she was just fourteen and helping out on a summer holiday post!

Our photographer Ian Baker has been working hard getting the right shots and joins us for lunch, we’ve stopped for a break at The Angel, which until recently was the only pub in Purton.  This building dates back to 1704, in 2019 the inn underwent a major refurbishment and gained new landlords.

We are first in the door at 12.00pm and instantly impressed by the interior and the warm welcome of the landlord and staff, spotting an idyllic large bay window seating area we head for that and peruse the lunch menu.

I’m immediately drawn to the option of the beetroot and goats cheese pie with winter salad and balsamic vinegar, Jenna opts for the ‘Angel famous beef burger’ with cheddar cheese, stuffed with salad and served with hand cut chips while Ian chooses roast loin of pork & apple sauce sandwich with a side of chips.

Although officially on a break, once a photographer always a photographer, and Ian starts snapping away as the food arrives.  Jenna and I are watering at the mouth by the sight of just how good the food looks but we’re having to wait for our lunch!  They say the camera never lies and it’s true, our meals are seriously good and if you enjoy beetroot then this is the pie for you.  Both Jenna and Ian are very happy with their choices and I wish I had enough room left to try one of the chips Jenna’s offering but none of us have room to breathe, that’s the problem with tasty grub its too hard to leave even when you know its time to stop eating.

Fortunately we have an hour or so now to get some fresh air and stretch our legs, hopefully walking off some calories.  We all leave the pub agreeing that we will be back again soon, although for Ian the commute may be slightly longer!