A traditional yet modern pub set in Bradfield Countryside, with a large outdoor dining area & beer garden, that serves quality home-cooked food and large selection of ales. Overall rating 7/10.
Getting to know more of what Sheffield has to offer recently has been quite exciting. From amazing views and walks in the countryside, to finding some fabulous pubs, bars and restaurants beginning to open their doors again. My list of places to visit gets bigger every week! Suggestions of places to visit & review are always welcome…
As my boyfriend lives in Sheffield he always has suggestions on walks and places to go, Bradfield being one of the first on our list. Having been to Bradfield Brewery throughout lockdown to stock up on some locally brewed beer, he suggested we needed to try the Sunday Dinner at Old Horns Inn which also serve Bradfield beers. Opening it’s doors again recently, we decided to get a table booked and make an afternoon of it, enjoying a decent walk before a few beers in the beer garden and then a Sunday Roast. We found an app called Pub Walks that collates walking routes that involve a country pub at the end, just what we love to do so it’s perfect for us! A walk in Bradfield was on the app so we decided to do the 5 mile round route, ending up in Old Horns Inn’s beer garden for a quick drink before being seated inside for our meal.
When we got to the pub after our walk we were told we needed to go queue at the outside area for a seat, which was easy enough. Even though it was busy we managed to get a table within a few minutes. Hand sanitiser is provided and details are taken before you are given a table. Table service was fairly swift and you pay at your table when done also. The majority of people seated outside were ordering food, which looked absolutely gorgeous! Big burgers, hanging kebabs, piles of loaded chips! But my heart was set on a Sunday Roast that I had been looking forward to all week. We enjoyed a pint of Bradfield Pale Ale each, then went to queue inside the pub for our pre-booked table.
Seated inside I noticed more good looking food being served, although couldn’t see anyone ordering a Sunday Dinner. Just my luck, they weren’t doing them! I hadn’t realised at the time, but the Sunday Roast here is a carvery and of course currently carvery’s aren’t open due to the governments guidelines on safety during Covid-19. My mistake really as it wasn’t 100% clear at time of booking. We were given “a few more minutes” for me to make a decision, which ended up in the waitress passing us a handful of times avoiding eye contact until I spoke up and asked her if we could order. The pub was very busy and I appreciate the extra pressure staff are under at the moment, however it wasn’t the nicest atmosphere in the restaurant that day…
Anyway regardless of the service not being the best, the food was REALLY good. I decided in the end to order The Dambuster Pie – steak cooked in bomber ale with shallots and mushrooms in a fully encrusted pastry crust. Which meant a proper pie, none of that stew with a lid business! This is served with chips or mash, and mushy peas or veg. It had to be chips and mushy peas for me, oh and lots of gravy 🙂 I really enjoyed this meal, the chips were like proper chippy chips and there was a mountain of them! So I couldn’t finish everything.
Ben ordered the Black N Blue Burger – 6oz beef burger with cajun seasoning, bacon, an onion ring and melted creamy stilton sauce. This was a big burger, although not the biggest on the menu! It had a decent kick to it with the seasoning and was really tasty. This came with a small bowl (although not a small portion) of chips, and some coleslaw. Every last bit was eaten so it must have been good 🙂
We were too full for desserts although some went past me and they looked really good!
In summary we really enjoyed a good cold beer in a beautiful beer garden, and the food was very good, however on this occasion it was a shame the service wasn’t better. Hopefully the food will be worth overlooking the service if you decide to give here a visit.
Happy munching 🙂