EAT OUT HELP OUT
Tuesday 11th August - 2 adults, 3 children - arrival around 2.30pm
Hickory's Smokehouse Worcester
We started somewhere else but we didn’t really fancy much on the menu so ended up walking to hickorys and with small children this was such a better idea.
We were seated and all the staff were polite. It was quite busy, not sure how busy inside as we didn’t go in at all. They have a brilliant ship for children to play on and sanitiser on the fence to go in.
Our table was quickly sanitised and laid up, they brought us some glasses and menus (we did have to ask for water but I think that was just because they were so busy).
We ordered two Pepsi Max, which came pretty quickly and were lovely and refreshing
We decided to order the burnt end brisket popcorn, corn dogs, chicken basket and the 3am Mac and cheese & a popcorn chicken for the children.
The food came in a great time and the server was fun and chatty. I’ve been a couple of times but wasn’t overly fussed so wanted to go again as so many people on the group had said how good it was!
It was all presented really well and we were eager to tuck in. We started with the brisket bites which were AMAZING, moist with a crunchy coating. Next the Corn dogs which were really tasty too, not overly sweet which was loads better than the ones I tried in America. The chicken basket was southern fried chicken, which was always very moist but not packed with flavour / spices and then the mac and cheese - YUM. They really do Mac and cheese well, I would love to know how they make it, the only thing that I personally think let it down was the chicken, it was just put in the middle of the Mac, I thought maybe it would be better as popcorn? So you could eat it with the macaroni. The salad was served in a colander and the slaw had horseradish in which I really like.
Even the kids meal was served really well & it was tasty!
The only downer on this meal was the server asked 3 times if we had finished, the first time we hadn’t even eaten half of our food.
At one point gem took her little boy to the toilet and they presented me with the bill even though we were still eating. It was like they wanted us to leave, but didn’t explain that at the start when they gave us the table, there was few empty though so maybe not?
Other than that, the lunch was amazing, packed full of flavour and it would make me want to go again. I love the huts too which is fab!
We finally opted for a custard Icecream just to try it which was quite melted by the time it had got to the table which is a bit of a shame, but it was very hot.
The bill came to £25.35 with £22.04 discount before the ice cream.
A great place if you love ribs, smoked things and fantastic for the children too
Part of the Gov Eat Out Scheme - 3 courses for £10 (should be £20) and Live Music - Table of 4.
I saw this pop up on my facebook and living in Drakes Broughton I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try The Angel. Funnily enough I used to work here a while back when it was owned by the same people as The Berkeley Arms. I remember going for my trial shift and being told I could use anything out of the fridge to cook something.. Looking back now I picked such a rubbish dish, but I had never done on the spot cooking before and I was so nervous but managed to get the job anyway, Anywho back to our night out..
We arrived at The Angel just before 7pm, and ordered a drink from the bar, 2 x G&T's & 2 x Pints the bill was just over £20, I asked if we could start a tab but apparently they don't allow that in the garden, which I can understand.
We walked down the garden to where the live music was, and we were shown to our table. The Benches were well spread out, and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves.
The cutlery was brought to each table, and we were asked to take it off the tray. We were asked both times for starter and main to see if we were ready which was really nice and we didn't feel rushed.
The starters came and they were presented beautifully, two of our party had chosen salmon, one opted for the risotto and one for duck parfait.
The salmon was lovely, I particularly enjoyed the dill & lemon drops. The Duck Parfait was smooth, and brioche toast gave it a nice sweetness. The Risotto looked like a good consistency and my step dad said it was tasty.
We were cleared and ordered some more drinks. The cutlery again was brought on a tray so it wasn't handled too many times.
The Mains arrived and I was slightly gutted I hadn't ordered the pie, again two of our party had ordered Cod & two of our party had ordered Pie. The Cod was cooked perfectly, the roasted new potatoes were piping hot, and the caper butter was tangy. I personally would have liked a little bit of lemon/citrus but that's more of a personal preference. The Pies were huge, full of pork, mustard & Leeks, served with chips and peas. If i was to criticise I think the cod portion could have been a little bigger, compared to the other dinners, however I really enjoyed it.
Then it was time for pudding and my absolute favourite was on the menu Creme Brulee! I obviously chose that and so another one of our party, one opted for the brownie and the other picked the pear frangipane.
The Creme Brulee was divine, with a secret rhubarb compote in the bottom. The Frangipane was also very tasty and the pastry was cooked to perfection.
The live music was a brilliant addition, the only thing i would say was it was a little loud at points, and I think people ended up talking louder. The Girl had a lovely voice though.
Everything was presented really well and you do eat with your eyes! I cannot wait to come back in normal circumstances and use my birthday voucher from the WFG community.
I took my wonderful Nan & Mom for afternoon tea as they both deserve it 💗
I've never been here before and the grounds were beautiful, and the dining room had colourful chairs on each table. They also had fresh flowers which I personally think is a nice touch.
We decided to take advantage of the #eatouthelpout and paid £7.50 pp which was brilliant, the tea was fabulous and there was so many cakes, from lemon tart to chocolate brownie. The sandwiches were delicious, possibly my favourite bit, I am a savoury kind of girl though!
The bar man was very polite & accommodating, they brought the tea out and it definitely had a wow factor. I absolutely loved the stand and the cups and saucers.
We also decided to enjoy a glass of prosecco, they are quite big so you could possibly share one between two.
You can also walk round the gardens if you'd like and enjoy their scenery. They also have spa facilities which I imagine would be lovely and relaxing!
We decided to pop here for breakie, I’ve actually never been before. The Pub is split in two, the left hand side is the pub and right hand is the tea room, serving breakfast and homemade cake.
We were greeted by some lovely ladies, they all were wearing face shields which made us feel safe.
We chose to sit outside, they brought the menus out and we both picked the big spoon breakfast which was £8.50 including bottomless tea and coffee.
The breakfast was lovely, well presented with Worcestershire sausages.
The tea is all loose which is fabulous too.
I think for the price this is a complete bargain, and definitely somewhere to visit. They are also dog friendly.
We went to wheels on Wednesday and I wanted to support the local businesses there so we opted to try the fish and chips.
The fish was crisp & the batter was light. They probed the fish to check it was up to temperature which I liked & both members of staff were professional and polite.
The chips were crisp too and the curry sauce was tasty & homemade, you could have chosen mushy peas if you wanted.
All for £7! Which we thought was we thought was very reasonable price.
Having looked on your instagram too i'm a little gutted i missed the brownies, they look gorgeous!
We would defo purchase from you guys again! Can't wait to see you at the next show.
We went to Fuego last night & it did not disappoint.
After hearing so many wonderful reviews on foodies, it seemed silly not to try their pizza.
They open until 9.30pm which works amazingly for us as we generally work late, not normally my fault!
We ordered the Burrata Pizza, the Fuego Pizza they also kindly gifted us some korean wings to try & some puds! We started with the Korean wings - Korean Dak gang jeong sticky chicken wings, garlic, chilli, soy and peanuts. OH MY GOD. They were sensational, the flavours that were packed into each chicken wing was amazing, the actual chicken wing was so moist too! Then we moved onto the Burrata, it was so fresh, perfect for a summers evening. The only criticism well its not really one more person preference i'd have a loved a little bit of cracked black pepper on the top, but that's my preference! The Fuego pizza was also delicious, i felt it reflected Fuego for who they are, A tasty pizza, with a bit of a kick. Just how we like it!
The lady that served me was lovely, she was talkative, and very friendly, a lovely welcome to our first visit to Fuego.
Whilst we ordered the pizza i also purchased two bottles of beer which was great for us as we wanted to sit down by the river. They also sell mini bottles of gin, which i ended up buying for a present!
I also loved the decor, it was funky, quirky but modern.
I cannot wait to return,
Thank you so much!
Have been looking at trying wychbold fudge for ages and luckily James bought me some for my birthday.
We tried the first one last night and it was beautiful, the right amount of raspberry & white chocolate.
The fudge is so smooth, and beautifully presented.
Cannot wait to try the others! We also have Lemon Drizzle, Droitwich Salted Fudge & Biscoff
Well I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a sucker for RPE. It all started with the Christmas markets and loving their pulled pork rolls. The most exciting thing about the Victorian fayre in my opinion. Anyway they finally decided to open a takeaway in Pershore. It has grown and grown and is less than 6 months old! They also received a 10 from the @foodreviewclub which is totally deserved. If you haven’t been yet, you are missing out.
This is from my birthday, they do specials weekly & this week is a banger (16th-19th July) - so look out for that 👀
A few of our favourites are the piggy pastrami snag, chorizOMG, the FRC meat box and their halloumi fries. The cowabunga box (special) was also incredible but you need to follow their socials to see if that’s going to make a return!
Their Chips are straight from the sack then chipped and then fried - you couldn't get any fresher! The Garlic & Rosemary fries are a firm favourite.
I also love the decor. It's fun & funky. The guys are always polite and work so hard to make everything perfect. The takeaway is only small and it amazes me how they manage to produce such a high quality with the space they have.
They have also announced they are going to make a small restaurant upstairs. I cannot wait to see what they do with that!
Socials - @RolyPolyEats (Takeaway) @RolyPolyLtd (Events)
Phone Number to put your order in - 01386 555735
We are eating the rest today but we had these for starter last night they were absolutely to die for!
I can’t wait to try the chutney & the cauliflower bhaji later!
The bhajis were incredible, absolutely full of flavour and delicious. They were really easy to heat back up.
We loved the chutney, it had a pleasant kick to it, perfect for on cracker and some brie.. mmm.
The cauliflower was also incredible, i absolutely loved all the flavours!
Thank you so much Becky
Perfect Friday Treat
These cupcakes were kindly #gifted & delivered to my door by the lovely
Lynne Robinson aka The Cupcake Fairy Evesham
They were absolutely delicious Both the vanilla & chocolate sponge were moist, and all the butter creams were full of flavour.
Would highly recommend, check out her Facebook page to see her other bakes & order your lockdown cupcakes
Thank you again