Sunday, October 02, 2005

Old Bridge Inn, Bridge of Allan

Went over to see Lorna's dad Jim in Menstrie today. We usually take him out for dinner and that usually means nipping along to the Cross Keys in Alva but it's been getting pretty dire of late and we'd stopped going.

We decided to go to Bridge of Allan again but this time try the Old Bridge Inn and it was well worth it. Okay it's a bit pricier than the usual pub grub offerings but it was also of a much better quality. Don't go by the menu on their web site as I think that must be the lunch menu. We got the supper menu, which was priced about £8-13 per main course but it was worth the extra for the better food and excellent service. We jumped straight in with a main course - I had Steak Venison & Guinness Pie, Lorna had Liver, Bacon & Onion Casserole and Jim had Smoked Haddock Cakes with Nippy Chilli Jam. All of these were served with appropriate freshly cooked veg and, having missed the starter, we had room for a pud. Jim and I had Pineapple Upside Down Sponge in Custard and Lorna had Cider Jellies and Cider Cream with Frosted Grapes.

Definately somewhere to go back to.

Cuisine: Varied
My Rating: 8/10

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