This is the case for us with Miller's - a country pub/restaurant/hotel just 6 miles away in Sibson that we have visited many times in the past but sporadically - meals before having the children with parents and grandparents, special occasion meals, treats with the children, tribute nights with work colleagues, always a good time. However in recent years we just haven't been ....
.... until a few weeks ago when I discovered them on Twitter (and again since which shows in itself how impressed we were). I booked online through Twitter DM and our table was ready, reserved in style rather than a plastic triangular notice.
|Reserved in style|
The bar area has been decorated and feels so relaxed. The fireplace, with it's logs, leather armchairs and barrel tables add to the pubs ambiance with the gentle sound of the waterwheel turning actually in the pub adding to the atmosphere.
|Turning waterwheel inside the bar|
Over our two visits we've enjoyed a sharing platter, fish and chips, lamb shank, sizzling fajitas, and salad nicoise - all delicious, nicely cooked and served in good time. We'll certainly be visiting again.
Our 'little further' visit was to Melton Mowbray, no reason other than a Saturday drive and a place we had not visited before. Just under an hour away it was a mixed journey starting with motorway driving and ending with a country A road over rolling hills.
As it was lunch time when we arrived we decided to pop into Mrs B's Deli - to be honest it looked almost closed from the outside as the windows were low and the interior appeared dark. All became apparent upon entering as you go down a few steps so the shop/cafe is lower than the road. Such a lovely shop filled with homemade deli specialties including a variety of scotch eggs. There's a small cafe at the rear but we decided to eat at the table in the deli area so we could look around at the many delights.
|A lovely array of homemade goodies|
|Our lunch platter with stilton cheese and pork pie|
|Stilton Scotch Egg|
|My favourite !|
|The Corn Cross|
|Melton Mowbray is famous for its pork pies|
|'how they are made' display inside the shop|
|Founded in 1641|
|Anne of Cleves house|
|History of the building|
|Thomas Cromwell fell out of favour with Henry VIII|
|Beautiful plaque on the building wall|
|St Mary's altar|
|The window above the altar|
|Melton Mowbray Pork Pie|
|Gran Montana Malbec decanted|
Malbec is one of my favourite wines being fruity with spice but without heavy tannins and this was a Malbec I really enjoyed, thank you Dave.