We Three LoggerheadsReg White
This month’s restaurant review took us to We Three Loggerheads which is located opposite Loggerheads Country Park. The pub acquired its name during1780s when a local landowner and vicar from a local parish were in constant disagreement the landlord of the Loggerheads Inn decided to call a meeting between the two of them at the Inn. Although not clear whether the matter was entirely resolved at this meeting one of the parties, Richard Wilson, decided to paint the sign for the loggerheads with the writing “We Three Loggerheads”. The thinking behind this was there were two people at the Loggerheads in disagreement plus the third person whoever it may be in future , looking at the sign. Hence locally and nationally, the phrase caught on that to “be at loggerhead’ was to be in disagreement.
From the outside the pub is a charming traditional 17th Century coaching Inn with beautiful cascading hanging baskets and as you would imagine the bar area has traditional low ceilings and a quaint feel to it. The wow factor for us was when we were shown up a few stairs to the restaurant it was a large imposing room with a extremely high vaulted ceiling and amazing beams with clusters of pendants suspended from the ceiling which lit the place incredibly the room was almost like an old church with arched shape windows, chunky wooden furniture and a fantastic relaxing ambiance to it.
For starter Reg decided on the Beef kofte kebab with minted yoghurt & salad garnish although it was nice it was lacking seasoning but then we do like our food fairly spicy. I decided on Brie and Cranberry Tart which was homemade and really yummy with perfect puff pastry sweet chunky cranberry sauce and creamy Brie on top my only criticism would be a little more Brie would have balanced the sweet taste of cranberries out a little but I still immensely enjoyed the tart.
For Mains we both choose the Steak and Strawberries offer which was advertised on a board at the front and is available in the week for £10.95 per person. Both steaks were of a generous size and certainly looked more generous than the 6oz that was stated they came presented on a platter with a bucket of the most delicious chunky homemade chips, homemade onion rings, sautéed mushrooms and perfectly cooked steak which was beautiful all the meat is sourced from Williams of Denbigh and it was really juicy and tender.
The dessert of Fresh Strawberries sourced from local Green grocer Jones of Mold were served with lashings of fresh double cream not the most elaborate of desserts I know but sometimes you just can’t beat the simple things especially when the produce is local and of excellent quality and taste.
If we were to sum up the We Three Loggerheads we would say that I’m sure you won’t disagree with our opinion that the food is top notch locally produced food , reasonably priced and the restaurant certainly has the wow factor for that intimate dinner for two ,informal pub lunch or a large family gathering …….. enjoy !
To book a table call 01352 810337
Postcode CH7 5LH