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Monday, September 29, 2008

A Superb Meal Out.

It is always nice to be invited out for a meal by friends, and that is exactly what happened yesterday. Having spent the day doing knitting and doing the rag rug, Keith and I were chilling out nicely watching the Singapore F1 grand prix, when I received a text meassage inviting us out for a meal to a place unknown. How could we possibly refuse. So having fed and walked Paddy, we washed and changed for a mystery trip out, destination unknown to us both. Tina and Rob picked us up and we drove off into the countryside. Nothing really looked that familiar as we got close to our destination, but these days we do not have a car, so would not have been by road to this place. As we arrived and turned right into Canal Wharf, we soon realised that we were at The Bridge Inn at Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal. We have cruised past the Shroppie Fly and The Bridge Inn, but have never visited either. We were all welcomed as we walked through the door, and shown to our table in the new conservatory. The menu gives you a wide choice of meals, all at reasonable prices, it is also well worth checking out the specials board. We were more than pleased with the meals we ordered. They were present well on the plate. Not only did they look good they tasted fantastic. What I liked was the fact that you were given your main part of the meal on the plate with vegetables and potatoes in side dishes, so you could choose how much to put on the plate. Whilst I enjoyed Liver and Onions with cheesy mash and veg, Keith had Gammon Steak with Pineapple, new potatoes and veg. We even found enough room for desserts. Keith had a Sherry Trifle, which you do not see on menu's very often these days and I had a yummy chocolate and orange cheesecake, which was absolutely scrummy. We really enjoyed our evening out with Tina and Rob, not only was the meal and surroundings pleasant, so was the evenings conversation. We would recommend The Bridge Inn at Audlem for a meal, but it would pay to book a table as I can imagine it gets rather busy.
So we are now into another week and October is creeping up on us fast. We have the saloon's stove lit, as it is chilly in the evenings and first thing in the morning. We shall see what the week has to offer as the Stone Food and Drinks Festival draws ever closer. I have been asked to do some of the photos of the event, so I will post some of them as the weekend unfolds. Have a lovely weekend, no matter if you are at work or play.

4 comments:

Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

When we visited the Bridge Inn at Audlum about a month ago they were offering WiFi internet, can't say how good it was as I didn't take the lap top to dinner.

Brian

Bruce in Sanity said...

Hi folks

After restocking at Fred's, will you be headed back Fradley direction? I'll be looking for some Excel or similar the weekednd after next.

Cheers

Bruce (nb Sanity)

Keith and Jo said...

Hi Bruce.
Many thanks for your message. We will be coming back Fradley way. We are in Stone until at least the 7th October. Keith now has a hospital appointment as well, so hoping that goes well. But as soon as I know what we are doing I will let you know. We do have Excel onboard, and would be happy to supply you, when we are your way.
Kind regards Jo

Keith and Jo said...

Hi Brian & Diana.
We did not try the WiFi either, that will possibly be for another time. We passed on your regards to Nigel, and he say's hello back. We are in Stone for a few more days at least, a lot will depend on Keith and the hospital appointment. We trust you are keeping well and enjoying life? I know that is a stupid question ha a ha. You now have your name to boaters we have met. See you again soon we hope.
Jo