Kay Taylor wanted to get out of the rain and cosy up in the Beaumont pub.
There’s nothing quite like eating out at a cosy pub on a miserable, rainy day.
I realise that we’re in the middle of June, but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee us some sunshine.
So on Sunday, the boyfriend and I decided to re-visit one of our old favourites - The Beaumont, in Clayton Green.
The pub is situated near the ASDA supermarket, and is a hub we’ve visited regularly over the years.
It’s a traditional pub with fire places, a large bar and plenty of places to sit and relax.
We arrived at around 4pm, and it was unusually quiet, with only a few of the tables occupied, but that didn’t bother us.
We chose a spot next to the window to enjoy the view, and had a look through the different menus.
The first thing I noticed was the huge choice of desserts.
I’m not normally interested in sweets, but the options looked amazing, so I vowed to leave room for a pudding after my meal.
There were pub favourites such as sticky toffee pudding, and more unique choices, including a Cadbury Cream Egg cheesecake with Mini Eggs, a Jaffa Cake dessert, and Maltesers and Toblerone options.
But that would have to wait.
I chose two courses from the meal-deal menu, which cost £10 for a starter and main, or a main and dessert.
I had my eye on the Cream Egg pud though, and that wasn’t on this particular menu, so I had pate and toast to start with, followed by steak and kidney pudding with chunky chips.
The pate was enjoyable, but not brilliant, and I enjoyed the combination of my toast with my partner’s breaded Camembert cheese starter more.
The Camembert was delicious, and served with a side salad.
For the main course, he followed with fish pie from the specials board, which he said was good, but again, not fantastic.
Both meals were served with cabbage and carrots, but the best part for me were the fluffy chips.
The pie was also very good, and all of the pieces of steak and kidney were cooked to perfection.
It wasn’t full to the brim, but I was still stuffed when I’d finished, and was a little disappointed that I didn’t have room left for dessert after all!
My boyfriend did though, and he ordered the Jaffa Cake surprise with ice cream, which I sampled.
It came out in a big dish and was absolutely massive, so it was a good job we’d decided to share.
The warm, chocolate sponge cake was covered in tasty chocolate sauce, with orange jelly on the side and creamy vanilla ice-cream.
It was definitely the star of the show, and I think I would opt for a main and dessert next time instead of a starter.
In fact, I may even go just for a pudding. They seem big enough, and I wouldn’t mind giving that Cadbury Cream Egg one a try.
Name: The Beaumont
ADDRESS: Clayton Green, Chorley
CUISINE: Traditional English pub food
CONTACT: 01772 314065
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes, and toilet facilities