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Taste some “Summer Madness” at the popular Potter Inn 

A little bit of madness has come to the popular Potter Inn at Puerto Colon in the south of Tenerife.

Owners Kerry and Mark are some of the nicest people you could hope to meet (and totally sane!) but they felt the arrival of the beautiful weather and warm nights warranted some “Summer Madness”.

You don’t really need any excuse to eat or drink here, whether you are a resident or are on holiday.

But when you discover the summer offers, it makes a trip here even more worthwhile, especially between the rather extended “happy hour” of 10am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. With the likes of any two traditional favourite meals for nine euros total or a bottle of house wine for five euros, you really can’t go wrong!

It’s hard to believe that two years have elapsed since the Potter Inn became the new name for the former Geordie Pride. Kerry and Mark come from the Potteries themselves and felt this name better reflected their roots.

What hasn’t changed during their three years here is the good wholesome British cooking you can enjoy at prices which don’t break the bank. People come back time after time because they know exactly what to expect.

The Potter Inn is right by the beach and bay so it’s accessible to all, whether you are on foot or come by car or taxi. You can park in the big car park above the marina and this will only add a few euros to your outing. Go straight down the steps at the Puerto Colon taxi rank and you will find the bar-restaurant with all its offer signs outside and a selection of tables and chairs.

You can sit here or inside or go through to the second larger terrace with its covered seating area and partial views of the marina. The sun goes down here so it’s a lovely warm spot.

It’s one of those friendly places where you can chat to Mark and Kerry and to other diners and passers-by if you want. We arrived with our Cairn terrier Trailee and struck up conversations with several people!

The Potter Inn is very much a family-friendly location where you can watch the soaps on TV or live sport (including football, of course) and you will find a great kids’ menu offer of 3.50 euros to include meal, soft drink or ice-cream.

As always when we visit Mark and Kerry, we found it impossible to decide what to have but enjoy weighing up all the options.

The main menu includes everything you could want, from sandwiches, burgers and omelettes to jacket potatoes, salads and an all day breakfast menu which is really good value.

Tracy is now in the kitchen and everything is home-made, such as the gorgeous baguettes with a selection of fillings, including chicken and stuffing or roast pork and apple sauce or tuna crunch, the pies, curries, lasagne, chill etc.

On our arrival, I decided to enjoy a raspberry passion smoothie (three euros and equating to two of your five a day!). This one was without alcohol but you can have it that way if you wish for 4.50 euros. It was delicious!

The Summer Madness offers on drinks includes a glass of house wine for 1.75 euros, two Buds for 3.50 euros, a local spirit and mixer for 1.5 euros or John Smiths, Strongbow, Smirnoff ice, WKD and Bacardi Breezers, all two for four euros. This is good because what you gain on food offers, you don’t lose on the drinks.

As per usual, our food was tasty and hugely enjoyable, with some great chunky chips. We enjoyed garlic mushrooms and home-made carrot and coriander soup for our starters (you can get two starters for four euros total from a selection).

My husband then opted for the hand battered cod with chips and mushy peas (6.50 euros) whilst I went for the Cajun chicken with chips and salad. This is 5.50 euros but is one of the dishes you can buy as one of the two for nine euros traditional favourites. The battered cod and gammon steak aren’t included in Summer Madness, incidentally.

There are also daily specials and a selection of home-made puds, including jam sponge and custards, just yummy!

We can also vouch for the really good Sunday roast which comes wih four fresh vegetables and all the trimmings. This is served from noon to 5pm and the full menu is available Monday to Saturday until 9pm.

With the Puerto Colon area offering so many places to eat and drink, it’s nice to point people in the direction of somewhere you will definitely enjoy as value for money and good cooking.

You can contact Kerry and Mark if you wish on 922 714 231 or email potterinn@hotmail.com (see also Facebook and TripAdvisor where one of the comments about The Potter Inn is “Brilliant bar, amazing hosts. Mark and Kerry are very welcoming. The homemade food is yummy, a must on a Sunday for a roast….home from home).