We where invited by some friends to check out a pub in Welham called The old Red Lion. Situated in the small village of Welham we weren’t expecting anything typically special, boy were we wrong !! When you enter the pub, you are first struck by the amount of cars parked, we couldn’t find a space and had to wait until someone moved on luckily this wasn’t too long, granted it was the weekend but for such a tucked away place it seemed a little odd. But soon to be understood !!
We found a table, but only just as it was packed out. We ordered some wine which was a very nice and crisp New Zealand wine called Akau, a Sauvignon Blanc. It was a lovely wine and reasonable at £12.
The Menu is extensive and for us can be a bit of a put off only due to the idea that with so much choice the food may be sub-standard.
We all ordered our food, our friends ordered the Chicken Mexican fajitas and I ordered the Nut Loaf made of cashew nuts and cheese and my partner ordered a sirloin steak.
When the food came the Fajitas were on a sizzling skillet with mixed red peppers and onions and came with tortillas and five toppings of Guacamole, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and salsa. My nut loaf came with chips and gravy and the 12 oz sirloin steak came with chips and peas and was cooked medium rare to perfection All the meals where of a decent large size and everyone had a perfect meal. They where all mouth watering !!!
We ended the dining extravaganza with great coffee and an indulgent Chocolate lumpy bumpy and if you are anything like me, in heaven with such a great desert. (mmmh want some now) layers of chocolate sponge, rich flavoured mousse and luxurious lumpy bumpy cheesecake with chocolate flavoured ganache sprinkle with nuts, chocolate chunks and drizzled with chocolate fudge and served with cream. Ahh divine, my partner ate half and he doesn’t like chocolate ( go figger)
Their motto is remember its a ‘ pub not a restaurant’ . You could be mistaken thinking it was a restuarant as the food is suberb, love to find these little gems, or in this case to be led to one !!
The Red Lion is part of the Henry Taverns group and if you would like more info head over to their website. They have five other locations and these details can be found on the website.
Henry Taverns (also on the website you can see some great deals !!!) The address is The Old Red lion, Welham, Nr Market Harbour. Leicestershire. Le16 7UJ Telephone 01858 565253
Would most defiantely go back to The Old Red Lion and may try some of their other locations. This is a Rave !!!