La Clé des Champs
Phone number: 0546 04 77 66
Distance: 3 k
Directions: On the main road turn Left and follow the road directly to Meux. La Clé des Champs is on the main road opposite a Lawn mower dealership about half way through the village.
Price guide: Lunch time menu of 14.50€ for set meal including a fine Cote Du Blaye wine. Á la carte only in the evening, starters 8-12€ Main course 10-20€
Style: Very Charentais. Meat cooked over an open fire in front of customers. The meat is very good but be warned it is usually very rare. Snails on this menu are known by the Charentais names of Petit Gris or Cacquelles, house speciality is Cote de Beof 1.6 kilo not for the faint hearted !
Other comments: The bar is open all day everyday except Monday, Tuesday &Wednesday evenings, food is served every lunchtime and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Laurent, the landlord/chef speaks very good English so you can easily talk to him about what you want to eat, although he is reluctant to “over cook” meat. If you like something better cooked try the Confit of duck or the fish.