Thursday 15 October 2015

Dining Out At Our Local Beefeater

Last weekend my family and I ventured out to our local Beefeater, The Plough, to have dinner. Dining out for us as a family can be expensive so when we were provided with £50 towards our meal I wasn't sure quite how far it would stretch but before I go into more detail about the meal itself I will say I was left pleasantly surprised.
Kids were rather excited to be eating out especially the eldest.

Upon arrival there was a little mix up with our table, they thought there were 12 of us due to be seated but of course there were only six. We were directed to seating at the bar so we could get a drink while we waited. Staff were very apologetic and the issue was rectified in a timely fashion.

Once seated our waitress introduced herself, took our drinks order and provided the girls with their own menus and colouring in bits.

Beefeater's new Autumn/Winter menu was launched last month so there was quite a selection to choose from. What I like is the children's menu, only £5.50 for a main meal, dessert and drink. With 4 kids to pay for, this kind of pricing is more than welcome.

The Mr Men activity books came into their own when there was a delay with our dinner. The girls were kept entertained whilst we waited. And I will add we were kept informed and offered more drinks etc during this time. I think we picked a busy hour to visit and you could see that the staff were doing their best to get everything out to the tables as quick as they could.

Our dinner proved to be worth the wait. Justin opted for chicken and ribs, I went for a burger topped with pulled pork (mouthwatering). The kids all opted for burgers, well all except Gracie who went for the steak. Now the Beefeater is famous for its' steaks and they did nt disappoint. What is nice that even for children they ask how they want the steak cooked rather than just assuming well done. We asked for Gracie's to be medium and it was cooked to perfection!

Even though we were stuffed from dinner we couldn't leave without having pudding. Our only trouble was deciding just which one to eat. From sundaes including their new cookie dough version to cheesecakes and cakes, there's literally something to suit everyones tastes.

All my daughters decided on the funny face sundaes, which I'll admit I wish I'd got, the ice cream and sweet combo was perfect. Very fun and a tad messy but atleast you know they've enjoyed their food!

My husband picked the lemon meringue with clotted cream whilst I chose the apple and cherry crumble with custard mmmm which I couldn't finish, really I wish I could have taken the rest home with me. There is also a selection of coffees etc if you don't fancy a pudding, my husband was tempted by the alcoholic coffees.

When it came time to pay the bill if I'm honest I wasn't expecting it to be cheap. The grand total, £66! That's for 6 drinks, 6 mains and 6 desserts. A total bargain. Throw in the fantastic service with the superb food, I cannot rave about our local Beefeater enough. We'll definitely be visiting again!



  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and that's really cheap! Guess I ought to check out Beefeater! ;)

  2. Lovely to go out together as a family - what a treat! Glad you had a lovely time!

  3. Definitely value for money! How nice to be able to eat out as a family; it's usually so expensive!

  4. It looks like a great meal. I haven't been to Beefeater for years but it seems good value so may visit soon

  5. Looks like such a wonderful family night out. I love that they have such fab coloring packets for the kiddos. And the food looks yum! Thanks for sharing with #foodpornthursdays.


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