Lunch At Roosters Bar, Morley Hayes
I love The Boy Wonder, he always knows just how to cheer me up and make me smile. This morning (well, 3.45am to be precise, which is the middle of the night to me) Him Indoors and I bade our Chick farewell as she spread her wings to go on holiday without us. Needless to say, I was feeling a bit glum without my baby so The Man announced that we were going out for a spot of lunch.
We pulled up at the beautiful Morley Hayes complex and sauntered in to Roosters Bar. The premises themselves are housed in an old stable or barn building and the red brick, wood beams and door fittings are still in evidence. Rural pictures, subtle window dressing and floral wreathes above the doorways give it a lovely relaxed charm. It was lively already with like-minded Bank Holiday weekenders, but we had no difficulty in finding a table and duly began to study the menu.
After much deliberation we decided to keep it fairly light as we have got a big lunch tomorrow with the Tribal Elders planned; I opted for the BBQ Chilli Pulled Pork and Mature Cheddar cheese hot Sandwich which comes with a bucket of chips and 2 beer battered Onion Rings. His Nibs plumped for the Mighty Morley Burger with Bacon, Cheddar, Onion Rings and Fried Egg.
When they arrived both were piping hot, and nicely presented on a white platter with a dinky Morley Hayes flag in the top of the brioche bun and both had a very nice sized side salad too.
The size of the dishes were such that we had to use a knife to cut them in half before we could even think of picking them up. Both the burger and my own pulled pork were lovely and tender and very flavoursome and we tucked in with much gusto.
The chips were nice and crisp too, and again piping hot and we both were impressed with our choices. We couldn’t help but notice the plethora of other food going to the tables and there wasn’t a single one where we didn’t go “mmmm” as it sailed past our table.
We really did start out with good intentions, honestly we did dear reader. I’m going to put the blame squarely at His Nibs feet as it was him that turned the menu over to look at the dessert section. Needless to say, our less-than-robust will power caved in and we ordered the Hayes Special Blackcurrant Burst Ice Cream to share.
This little beauty has Blackcurrant and Vanilla Ice creams, Shortbread pieces, Mixed Berry Coulis and Popping Candy topped with proper whipped Cream (not that squirty stuff). The zing of the berries was nicely assuaged by the smooth vanilla taste of the Ice cream and the velvety cream to make a most enjoyable treat.
All the staff were extremely smartly turned out and always showed impeccable manners towards the diners, even helping those that weren’t overly steady on their feet to their seats. The food was delicious and very generously portioned, and the surroundings were lovely too.
If you haven’t been before I can heartily recommend you pay Roosters Bar a visit, you won’t be disappointed. Hot Wings very well deserved here :)