Hinds Head, Bray

It was a miserable ol' day last Saturday, luckily we had something that we had been looking forward to all week, so the rain couldn't dampen our spirits.

Adam had booked for us to have lunch at the Hinds Head, a lovely traditional British pub owned by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal in the sleepy village of Bray.

This isn't our first time that we have visited a celebrity owned restaurant (you can't count Jamie's Italian)and past experiences haven't really lived up to expectation. So naturally, i was a bit apprehensive. However, the Hinds Head surpassed all expectations and we had a lovely leisurely Saturday lunch.

This is what i mean by a traditional British pub - dark wooden beams, low ceilings (not ideal for Adam) panelled walls, wood floor, fire places, multiple ales on shiny brass taps...

The menu isn't as extravagant as you'd expect for Heston - although he owns the pub, he doesn't do the cooking, obviously!! There are some of his staples - triple cooked chips (which were a must) and his scotch quails eggs (them too!).

 What shall we have then?

The menu is a mix of signature British dishes with a modern twist - and no liquid nitrogen in sight!!

For starters - we instead opted for the quirky bar snacks that Adam wouldn't shut up about (he had been previously)devils on horseback - prunes injected with mango chutney and wrapped in crispy pancetta, cod three ways and Heston's award-winning scotch quails eggs.

All gone!!

Moar food!!

Adam tucked in to a rich oxtail and kidney pudding that literally melted in your mouth.

I had a shepherd's pie with pan fried sweetbreads - it was nearly on par with my mum's!

We both shared a portion of Heston's famous triple cooked chips and a side of broccoli with almonds - both were spot on!

The portions are fairly substantial and you can tell that a lot of Love (Kevin Love, the head chef) has gone into it.

We shared a pud - i love rhubarb and i love a good trifle so when i saw a rhubarb trifle on the menu i knew i was onto a winner...

I did let Adam have some, honestly!!

We needed cawffee to wake us up from our food coma!

After a couple more glasses of wine we headed out to have a swift nosey around Bray, stopping by Heston's award winning Michelin starred restaurant - The Fat Duck exclusive you can't see in through the windows :(

After a few more piccys we headed back to the car before the rain came down again.

Lizzy wears: Jumper by H&M, Whistles Blazer, Boots & Bag by Mulberry

 Adam wears: Hugo Boss Jeans, Jacket by Paul Smith, Shirt & Pocket Square from Reiss

Hinds Head
High Street

Tel: 01628 626151

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