On Monday night, a small family reunion was being taken place in the quiet rural village of Mobberley in Cheshire. The place? The Frozen Mop pub and restaurant which I have heard some very good reviews about, so naturally I was excited to experience! A Vintage Inn owned place, on the outside its strikingly white stoned walls mean you can’t miss the place from a mile away, and with an ample outside area, decking leading to the front door and hanging baskets to give it a true rural feeling, you could feel like you were in a traditional country pub just sat outside! Upon entering, we were sat in a large open planned room with simple wooden square tables dotted around. The room had the use of wooden panels on the walls, tastefully decorated with patterns and hanging canvases that didn’t look out-of-place in a country restaurant.
A drinks order was taken (I ordered a pint of Thwaites own Wainwright, a golden ale that had a sweet finish with a citrus aroma on the palate) whilst I looked at their rather good range of food available. On offer were dishes including Lancashire Hotpot, Fish and Chips, Scampi, Vegetable Risotto and Chicken Caesar Salad as well as a grill, sea food, meat and poultry and a sharers section, something to cater for all the family there! I went for the Piri Piri Chargrilled Chicken (£7.95) which came as a butterflied chicken breast with a rather fiery red chilli, tomato, lemon and sweet paprika sauce, grilled tomato, peas and steak cut chips. This was a lovely set out dish with a rather interesting sauce that went well with the chicken. With my meal, I enjoyed a glass of Jake’s Point Zinfandel from Italy (12.5%), with the soft tones of wild berry on the nose and the palate enjoying a soft finish of plums with a slight spice kick at both the start and end (£3.40 175ml). With enough room for desert, I went for the Chocolate Brownie which came hot with drizzled chocolate sauce and a scoop of ice cream placed on top (£4.25). A perfect end to the meal with my sweet tooth making the most of a gorgeous chocolate brownie! Other desserts on offer include Eton Mess, Profiteroles, Treacle Tart and the traditional cheese board.
This was an excellent meal in a truly exceptional setting. The service was friendly and both the food and drinks came out in adequate time. A great selection on the food menu and the range of drinks was ample, and after walking trough the rest of the building, there are plenty of places to enjoy all of this! Roaring fires, comfy sofas and chairs mingle in and around the bar area and slowly mix into the restaurants smooth wooden feel.
Kids are welcome, with their own menu to keep them occupied, and with The Frozen Mop being open from 12-11pm, there’s plenty of time to come along!
You need to give this place a try because I guarantee, you won’t be disappointed.
Check out The Frozen Mop website here – http://www.vintageinn.co.uk/thefrozenmopmobberley/
Thwaites website – http://www.thwaites.co.uk