The Wheatsheaf Bow Brickhill

Reopened for business following new owners but what’s changed? EVERYTHING. Read on…

Half Pint reviews the new kids menu @ The Anchor Aspley Guise

2 year old food critic takes on local gastropub

It’s not uncommon for the odd invitation to drop into my inbox asking me to review food or a restaurant, but a couple of weeks ago I received something a bit different. A company not seeking my opinion but instead asking for the Half Pint to give his…

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Review: The Anchor Aspley Guise

The Anchor is a pub and restaurant in the village of Aspley Guise on the outskirts of the borough of Milton Keynes. Under new management it has recently undergone a very expensive face lift to the tune of £600k that has completely overhauled this village pub into an exciting and sophisticated social spot.

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How could I resist heading over to Aspley Guise to see exactly what’s been happening in this laid back village…?!

Review: The Swan at Salford

Date night isn’t a regular occurrence but when you’re invited to a pretty village gastropub with a good reputation and native LOBSTER is on the specials menu, you grab your husband, get him in a shirt and get rolling down the road.

Can’t wait for date night!

I am so excited for tomorrow’s date night with my wonderful husband.

We don’t get to go out just the two of us all that often but when we get the chance I cherish the time alone. Quality time just being us, talking, being silly and cracking lots of jokes.

We are going to The Swan at Salford . A cute, village gastropub that in the handful of visits I’ve enjoyed there has proven itself to be well worth the little drive out of MK for. 

I have been invited to check out their weekend specials to celebrate native lobster season. 

Lobster is easily one of my favourite treats to eat. It feels special. It’s romantic (it always reminds me of the Friends episode where Phoebe likens Ross and Rachel to a pair of lobsters destined to be together forever) and it’s just damn tasty.

Between 18th – 20th August there is the chance to enjoy native lobster grilled with garlic butter and skinny fries.

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Between 25th – 27th August you can choose to indulge with butter poached native lobster served with new potatoes and samphire. 

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Pictures above are what The Swan are advertising. I can’t wait to see how they are executed and taste for myself.

So it feels like the perfect date night ahead. Delicious food (I hope), in a wonderful village pub on a British Summer’s evening and of course, my very own lobster (aww, mushy LouBou).