Mick had taken a week off work before my mum died, I wrote about the things we got up to in my Holiday Week post and I mentioned that we'd had lunch out on the Tuesday of that week and that I'd tell you all about it in a separate post.
Each month, the houses in our area receive a free booklet which contains advertisements from various tradesmen and businesses as well as regular features. There's also regular competitions and I'm pleased to say that I've finally one won of these, namely, a two course meal for two with a bottle of wine at a local pub and restaurant, The Three Horseshoes.
We've often passed this establishment and oohed and aahed at the dozens of hanging baskets outside, it really is a sight to behold during summer. It's been recognised with many Britain in Bloom, Leeds in Bloom and Pubs in Bloom awards. We've never actually been inside though, until the Tuesday when Mick was on holiday when we went to cash in our prize.
It's a traditional pub with good old fashioned hospitality and there's an extensive menu. It was quite challenging to come up with a final choice but in the end we both opted for steak and ale pie with chips, Yorkshire pudding and vegetables. Mick's plate is in the foreground, he's not a lover of veg and usually leaves them whenever we eat out, though he's not quite so bad at home.
The portion sizes are huge, I couldn't manage all my meal and when it came to dessert we decided to share chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. You'd be forgiven for thinking this was a double portion, there's two slices of fudge cake and three scoops of ice cream, but this was actually for one. I'm so pleased we'd decided to share.
It was lunch time so we didn't indulge in the wine, instead we were given a sealed bottle to take home with us.
Although we didn't pay on this occasion, I did glance at the prices and they're very reasonable. We enjoyed it so much that we'll definitely return.