The latest mag from the Vegetarian Society had a letter where , I quote, "What is it about pubs and vegetarian food ? Why does every single one offer the ubiquitous wild mushroom risotto?". Most odd as I've never seen this on a menu - flamin' Lasagna seems to be anywhere, and when there is more than one option you can be pretty sure that it will be cheese based (goats cheese seem to be the latest fad). Yes. most cheeses here in Blighty are veggie but that shouldn't mean veggie dishes have to have cheese. The one pub I liked did a lovely veg chilli and also did a bucket of chips ... yes, I did say bucket :-) - but as previous poster has observed, its impossible to stop them putting "stuff" on the salad (and a sliver or two of hard cheese which ISTR is the one type of cheese not usually vegetarian).
I no longer trust soups - I've been served several that tasted dubious so left them.
Whatever happened to good old fashioned style real pub food ? Bangers and mash, cottage pie and chips, all have veg* versions that can made in advance and stored - important in a pub trade - and marketing them as low fat would surely help to sell 'em ?
Had pub lunch today - bowl of chips :-( And a pint :-)