The Bridge Inn
This month took us to the bridge inn Sandycroft which re opened at Easter and is under new management. The new manager David has a wealth of experience in the catering and hospitality industry having served his time in the Chester Grovenor Hotel he has since held management positions at the Goshawk,the Nags Head Mickle Traford ,The Milstone Penyfordd and the Oak Taporley amongst others.
The Bridge In is an inviting looking pub from the outside and after having a face lift since re opening its very contemporary on the inside too and has been refurbished to a high standard. The bar area had a warm inviting atmosphere and it’s the kind of pub you could not only come for a meal but make a night of it and enjoy the great selection of draught beers and lagers or a wine in the huge enclosed beer garden were they have a children’s play area and even have an area at the rear with Chickens they are rearing.
We were shown to our table and asked what drinks we would like whilst we perused the menu. We were spoilt for choice as the Starters all sounded delicious but swiftly decided on Chicken wings for Reg and BBQ ribs for me. The starters were brought out quickly and looked delicious they were both presented on butcher blocks, the chicken wings were served in a tin pot with a side of sour cream. The wings were in a peri peri sauce which had a kick to them but were tasty at the same time, the sour cream worked well to cool them down a tad. The ribs were amazing they literally fell of the bone and the sauce was to die for the idea of having a toasted ciabatta accompanying them to dip in the sauce was a great addition as the sauce was absolutely too good to waste!
The service was impeccable and even though they were pretty busy the food was brought out swiftly and all piping hot. For the main meal Reg chose the home made Steak burger and I had the 10oz rump steak. The homemade steak burger was ginormous and so succulent it was topped with tomatoes and melted cheese and sandwiched in a brioche bun it came with a pan of proper homemade chunky chips which were absolutely amazing.
The 10oz rump steak likewise did not disappoint, it was tasty and cooked perfectly again this was presented with a pan of chips, a fried tomato and mushrooms and as requested a jug of peppercorn sauce which was the creamiest peppercorn sauce I have
ever tasted and was yummy to dip the chunky chips in. Our main and starter were really enjoyable and although we were bursting we could not resist trying a dessert especially when I noticed the cheeseboard on the menu.
Reg opted for New York cheesecake and me the cheeseboard , the cheesecake was a generous slab of tangy, creamy filling on a thick biscuit base it was drizzled with chocolate sauce and was delicious. The cheese board did not disappoint the huge platter was filled with a variety of cheeses including creamy Brie, crumbly Cheshire ,Mature Cheddar and Stilton it was a good balance of different cheeses it was also served with an assortment of crackers butter a pot of Ploughman’s pickle , grapes, apples and capers.
The three courses were all delicious we could not fault anything this together with the impeccable service ,lovely relaxed surroundings and atmosphere makes the Bridge Inn a perfect place to eat and drink definitely a 5 stars from Inside Flintshire magazine
BBQ Ribs – £5.25
Hot Chicken Wings -£4.50
Home made steak burger -£9.50
10oz Rump Steak -£12.95
New York Cheescake – £4.50
Cheeseboard – £5.25