Wednesday, 16 August 2017

It's Always Summer With Cider at Ember Inns

I'm always up for trying new experiences, especially when this involves food or drinks. I recently received an invite to check out the new range of ciders on offer at my local Ember Inn pubs. Now, when I think of cider, I have memories of watching teenagers drink bottles of cider being swigged in a field near my school. I've never envisaged cider to be a drink which is considered to be classy or even taste nice, but this changed when I sampled some of the cider drinks available at my local Ember Inn pub, Dog & Gun. My friend and I ordered the Smirnoff Passion fruit and Lime and the Raspberry & Pomegranate Cider. I was pleasantly surprised with how sweet and fruity the ciders were. The passion fruit gave the cider a tropical element and the lime offered a sharp kick to the cider. My friend who sampled the raspberry and pomegranate cider shared that this was sweet and refreshing. Having sampled the fruity and sweet ciders, I am a cider convert.

My local Ember Inn pub have a fantastic evening set meal deal, 3 courses for £11.49 which offers amazing value for money. For starters my friend and I ordered the King Prawn Cocktail (£1 supplement) which was served in a Marie Rose sauce on a bed of crisp leaves with wholemeal bread and butter and the Home Fried Nachos topped with melted cheese, guacamole, sour cream, spicy salsa and jalape簽o peppers. The king prawns were plump and the nachos were hearty and the nachos were crisp.

For our mains, my friend and I ordered the Sweet Chilli Chicken Noodles - chargrilled chicken with dressed egg noodles, shredded crispy vegetables, coriander and spring onions and the 8oz Rump Steak (£1.50 supplement), served with seasoned chips, a grilled flat mushroom, garden peas, battered onion rings and half a grilled tomato. My friend said the sweet chilli chicken noodles were light and flavoursome. The rump steak, which I ordered was delicious, perfectly served medium. I ordered the borderlaise sauce to accompany the steak which was rich and complemented the steak well. 

The desserts were such a delight, I ordered one of my ultimate favourite puddings: sticky toffee pudding: which is described as an indulgent pudding served with custard and my friend ordered the Belgian Chocolate Brownie served warm with ice-cream and chocolate sauce. My Sticky Toffee Pudding was amazing and everything which I expect a sticky toffee pudding to be: rich, indulgent and gory. My friend shared that she found the chocolate brownie to be a tad too rich for her, however when I tried this I enjoyed it.

I would definitely recommend a visit to Ember Inns to check out the Summer Ciders and great value for money meals. I plan on visiting by the end of the month to enjoy a Sunday roast and also to sample some more ciders.

Thank you to Ember Inns for the invitation.

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