On Monday night we got to sample the Festive Menu at the Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly #review #ad #gifted
We were so excited as we pulled up to the Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly. We have driven past for years but never stopped to have a drink or a meal. Tonight was different, we had been invited to sample some festive treats that will be available from 25th November until 30th December.
The chefs at the Traveller’s Rest, Caerphilly, have selected the best seasonal ingredients to create an array of tasty treats for you to choose from. For just £21.95 for 2-courses.
As we took our seats I noticed how welcoming the Traveller’s Rest was. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas, there was an open fire burning away and Christmas presents scattered around.
I felt as though I had traveled back in time. The country pub oozed rural charm and rustic character. The Traveller’s Rest dates back as far as the 1800’s, records show it was granted its first license in 1864. With its picturesque surroundings I wondered why I hadn’t been there before!
Harry and Ethan spotted Christmas crackers on our table. We all had some fun pulling the crackers and playing with the toys whilst we waited for our 1st course.
Served with a mulled Cumberland sauce and toasted rustic bread. The bread was Gluten free so Harry could try some. I thought the Parfait was extremely creamy and tasty.
In a Bloody Mary sauce. This starter was fresh and flavorsome, the bloody Mary sauce was different, but it went perfect with the king prawn.
Wrapped in puff pastry, served with slow-roasted tomato sauce and home pickled onions (ve) This was my favorite starter, I am not usually a fan of asparagus, however, the puff pasty and slow roasted tomato perfectly complimented the asparagus. Even Ethan, who is not very adventurous when it comes to food, enjoyed this starter.
Served with lemon & thyme stuffing. This was my favorite main. The turkey was cooked to perfection, it was moist and not at all dry. The stuffing balls were very tasty, I loved how the lemon complimented the thyme.
Slow-cooked pork belly
Served with an apple & cinnamon compote. I didn’t try this dish, I am not a fan of pork. However, Welsh Daddy said it was very tender and went well with the apple and cinnamon compote.
Served on a bed of truffle & parsley mash. This was the Welsh Mummy Blogs family favorite! I don’t usually eat beef as I always find it to dry, this dish however was a game changer. The beef was sooo tender. The meat literally fell apart under my fork, it was scrumptious. The mash was far from plain, it was creamy, fluffy and a pleasure to eat. Ethan had 2 helpings!
Belgian chocolate brownie
Served with Chocolate sauce. A firm favorite around the table. The brownie was rich, moist and very moreish. We all quite happily would have had another serving of this delightful dessert.
With mixed vine fruits & almonds, served warm with brandy sauce. One word, WOW!! This Christmas pudding tantalized my taste buds. The rich taste of the vine fruits reminded me of Christmas. The warm brandy sauce was like a gentle cuddle, it made me feel warm and homely. I would defiantly order it again. So good.
Whilst Welsh Daddy, Ethan and I enjoyed our festive sample menu, Harry had some gluten free chips and ice cream for pudding. The staff at the Traveller’s Rest were aware of his Coeliac disease so wanted to make sure Harry had something to eat.
I was very impressed with the friendly staffs knowledge about cross contamination, I felt safe in knowing that Harrison could enjoy some food without the risk of becoming ill. For this reason I know we will be heading back to the Traveller’s Rest very soon.
The night was almost over but not before the children could explore the beautiful pub and look for different decorations. They loved the festive decor, Harrison wanted to stay longer.We had a fantastic night, I highly recommend the Traveller’s Rest festive menu!
For more information and to book a table, please visit – https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/wales/thetravellersrestcaerphilly