The O’Bridge Brewers Fayre in Taunton has now become a regular haunt for my family and I. We have spent two birthdays, a fathers day, a VIP play area opening and end of term celebrations there to name but a few. They have never let us down either.
When they approached me to let me know about their new Autumn daytime value deals, I was interested to see what was on the menu. So, we headed over there last Sunday after returning from a wedding. It meant that we didn’t have to fuss around finding something for our dinner plus no washing-up!
The daytime value menu is a wonderful thing. You can purchase 2 starters for £2.50, 2 mains for £10.99 and 2 desserts for £2.50 making a 3 course meal for two people a very reasonable £15.99. Ross and I work from home a majority of the time and rarely get much spare time to ourselves. I can see that when we do, we will certainly be heading over to Brewers Fayre for a meal for two during the day.
There are a number of great dishes to choose from including tomato soup in the starters – which Grace informs me is the best she has ever tasted – chicken tikka massala in their mains – and believe me, Brewers Fayre do an excellent curry and accompany it with poppadums and mango chutney – and the brand new profiteroles with salted caramel sauce – which I had to road test on Sunday, and it was SO worth it.
I also really like the ‘specials’ for each night. They are on an eat as much as you like basis and, having attended 3 of their curry nights, I can recommend that you turn up with a very empty tummy! Plus, I was very impressed to see that, at the Pizza Parlour on Monday evenings, kids can eat at the bargain price of £1.
We all chose our food wisely. Ross and I both decided on all brand new items from the menu.
For starters, Grace chose tomato soup, Ross picked hot wings with piri piri sauce and I went for the cock-a-leekie soup. Everyone enjoyed them – and I will certainly be going for that soup again, it was lovely.
We had to wait a little longer for our mains than we would have liked but I did signal to the waitress and then they arrived in no time.
I chose the smoked haddock florentine with mash and peas and a cheese sauce. It was delicious, comfort food with added health in the form of fish! Perfect for this time of the year. As was Ross’ choice of chicken and ham pie with chips, peas and a small jug of gravy. One of the biggest bugbears with us is places who don’t do proper pies.. you know… the ones with a filling in a dish with just a pastry cover. Not so here. I tasted a bit, and it was really good. Grace chose spaghetti bolognese. This came with a side salad and garlic bread. She decided it was a little bland so we asked for some grated cheese which was brought out quickly and with no fuss. This made the dish for her.
Lastly, desserts. Grace chose lemon meringue pie from the main menu with pouring cream, I picked the profiteroles (as discussed above) and Ross went for the Kit Kat Sundae. All happily polished off!
We also had two refillable glasses of a choice of coke, diet coke, lemonade and apple or orange tango.
The whole meal came to £47.92. For 3 courses for 3 people including drinks, I have to say this wasn’t half bad. Especially considering it was the evening and not from the daytime value menu.
Finally, I shall leave you with a photo of Ross tipping the pouring cream into Grace’s mouth from her dessert. She saved it for this very purpose!
The Autumn Daytime Value Menu at Brewers Fayre is available Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 6pm. Terms and conditions apply. Please see their website for more information.
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