A Nice Carvery At The Master Builder

The Master Builder, Southampton
This photo of Master Builder is courtesy of TripAdvisor

We had a nice carvery yesterday at The Master Builder which is only a couple of miles up the road from where we live.

The pub changed management a few months ago, and so we thought it was time to see what the food was like there, as we felt like going out for a bite to eat, but with the weather being horribly wet and windy we didn’t want to venture too far from home.

The last time that we went to The Master Builder we left very disappointed, as the vegetables were simpley terrible, being undercooked and in the case of the carrots quite obviously re-heated from the previous day.  Yesterday, however, we fared rather better.

There was a choice of ham, beef and pork, all nicely cooked, with what I can only class as “exceptional quality” Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes for a carvery.

There was a good choice of vegetables, and other than the peas and sweetcorn, there was swede and carrots, red cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and stuffing and gravy.

The place was pretty busy, and as usual we sat in the conservatory area looking out onto the patio/garden at the back of the pub, which was being lashed by strong gusts of wind and rain.

The carvery is a bit pricier than in some other local pubs, but as long as the quality is good and there is a good choice of vegetables you don’t mind paying a bit more for a meal that you know you are going to enjoy.

It was definitely nice to get out of the house, as the weather this weekend has just been more of the usual wind and rain, and we will be going back to The Master Builder in a few months no doubt.


If you are still not quite sure what a carvery is, here is a good article about carveries.

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