I've just joined VeggieBoards.
I live just outside Farnham in Surrey, having only been in the UK for one year now (I'm an Aussie). I'm wondering if anyone can tell me why it's nigh on impossible to visit a pub that doesn't have, as their (usually) single vegetarian option, something with *&@&$* goat's cheese in it????
I try not to eat much dairy as it doesn't agree with me, and I just cannot believe the limited range of vegetarian options in pubs - it's either vegetarian lasagne (which I really like, but honestly - gets a bit boring), or baguettes with brie, or a tart with goat's cheese.
Where are the vegetarian curries? Where are the hearty winter soups with lentils in them? Where are the vegetarian chilli dishes? And WHY - oh why? - does nobody offer anything with tofu? (how easy is a stir fry?)
If anyone can point me in the direction of a pub in my area that offers something a little more original, I'd be really grateful. I have been actively searching for a year now and it's got to the point where I am about to give up.
Cheers, happy 2009 to everyone,