Food Glori us Food Special The Paper Mills, Wansford If you’re looking for a cosy autumn and winter venue step into the rustic Paper Mills and take in the festive feel. The log fire will be crackling in the fireplace on chillier days, there’s the smell of the fir trees, untouched stone walls and a great atmosphere. The pub and restaurant has been under new ownership since May 2017 and having tried their food we can thoroughly recommend it! They work with a range of local suppliers for their ingredients and fresh produce, plus they stock locally brewed ales and a wide range of wines and ciders too. The team will be celebrating Christmas in style so whether it’s a business Christmas Lunch or a family gathering it’s a great venue for your festivities. Their festive 3 course lunch created by Chef Marcel is £32.95 (£10/pers deposit) and includes tempting starters such as Spiced Apple & Parsnip Soup, Severn & Wye Valley Smoked Salmon and Duck Liver Parfait. There’s a broad range of mains to choose from too ranging form Roast Turkey Breast and all the trimmings through to Braised Beef Cheek or Baked Stuffed Aubergine amongst others. The desserts are definitely a treat with delights such as Mulled Wine Poached Pears. Their Christmas Day Menu is a mouth-watering 5 courses for £74.95. If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate they cater for Christmas Parties from December 3 up until Christmas Eve (not including Sundays). Food is served Monday-Thursday 12-2.30pm and from 6-9pm, Friday and Saturday 12-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm. Pre-orders are required for all Christmas bookings so to find out more call 01780 782328 or visit www.paper-mills.com.
Orton Hall Hotel, Orton Longueville The beautiful Orton Hall Hotel is now taking Christmas bookings for festive dining as well as their special party nights. It’s such a great location for a festive night out and their Christmas Party Nights are £37.50, or Midweek Christmas Parties are £32 per person. If you fancy more of a daytime get together how about relaxing during the festive hustle and bustle of shopping and take some time out for one of their delicious Festive Afternoon Teas (£16.50). To find out more or book your party just call 01733 391111.
The Ramblewood, Orton Longueville The Ramblewood pub adjoins Orton Hall Hotel and offers a more relaxed dining experience. You can try their Festive Carvery from £15.95, enjoy a Christmas Day Lunch for £49.95, or Boxing Day and New Year’s Lunch is £24.95. To book or find out more call 01733 391111.
The Blue Bell, Werrington The Blue Bell on The Green in Werrington is now serving up some tasty pub grub which we’ve been along to try. We sampled the lasagne, sea bass, steak and vegetarian option and judging by the clear plates at the end everyone enjoyed a delicious meal… and of course we had to sample the puddings as well, well it would be rude not to. Sticky toffee pudding... don’t mind if we do. It’s all home-made and their meat comes from local producers Willow Brook Farm and Grasmere. They plan to hold special food days and nights offering something extra special too so keep an eye out. They also serve up a lovely Sunday lunch roastie at the weekends. The team are now taking Christmas bookings from this month. They’ll be serving festive meals every day from December 1 to 22 for £13 for one course. There’s also a cheaper price for a small portion – ideal for children, seniors, and those with a smaller appetite. The pub’s also just introduced a Real Ale Club giving you a great chance to try all their real ales and a Whisky Rack, offering over 20 single malt whiskies from around the world. To book or find out more call 01733 573261.
The Cock Inn, Werrington It’s been fantastic to see The Cock Inn reopen in Werrington with a new look and new management and we have to say it’s looking good. Not only has it had a complete refresh – we love the new décor – but we’re pleased to see it’s now offering some delicious Tapas which we’ve tried (of course!). It’s delicious and they serve very generous portions. They also offer burgers and desserts. The food’s home cooked and drinks wise they stock a huge range of gins, cocktails, and spirits, they offer cask ales and the beer garden is back in business for the remaining sunny days. If you enjoy a tipple don’t miss Wine Wednesdays to get you through the middle part of the week. You can dine on any four of their amazing Tapas dishes plus grab a bottle of house wine for only £25 between 6pm & 9pm! To book or find out more call 01733 322006.
ESP Magazine September 2018