The Redhill Brewers Fayre is a pub situated just off an M6 junction, next to a Premier Inn. Its location means that hungry travellers will pop in whatever they’re serving – they can afford to be complacent.
Yet here, there is nothing complacent about the food or service offered.
Upon arrival we are greeted and shown to our table, and informed that waitress Miah will be looking after us tonight. Miah does exactly that – she is friendly, affable and attentive, and delivers all the service we need without being intrusive.
The pub offers a casual envorinment which is welcoming to families.This informal setting is also a great spot to catch up with friends and enjoy a great value meal. Most of the main meals are around £10 – which is a great price for the range of hearty, filling dishes on offer. I am not a vegetarian, but for some reason I seem to take on that role every time I go out for a meal, so I opt for the Mediterranean lasagne, which is a warm, tasty country pub style meal. It also comes with a fresh side salad and chips. The food is served nice and hot – the vegetables in the lasagne are all cooked perfectly and the dish boasts plenty of hearty flavour. My family opt for steak, gammon and fish & chips – which all look, and I’m informed taste, lovely.
We decide to order an additional side of onion rings to share. Expecting a small bowl of around four, we are pleasantly surprised to find a much wealthier portion served in a visually pleasing cone.
In addition to the menu which boasts a range of traditional pub dishes – there is also a novel buffet option, which changes each day. Today it is the turn of burgers and hot dogs – on other nights they have a chip shop style buffet, pies, chicken and curry, as well as a carvery service on Sundays. Had I not fancied a vegetarian meal tonight, I would definitely be diving into the buffet. Sizzling hot meat awaits, ready to be nestled onto soft buns with a choice of fillings – onions, bacon, cheese and onion rings – it all looks very appetising.
After our main meals we are feeling pretty full – yet we can’t resist the temptation of the dessert menu. I haven’t normally got much of a sweet tooth, but the pudding cabinet is right in my eye line and I simply must try one. I opt for the mouth-watering Oreo Cookie Pie - which comes out looking as good as the menu makes it sound. A layer of soft caramel sits atop a pastry base and this is all topped off with a toffee flavoured mousse and pieces of Oreo cookie and butterscotch. As I sink my teeth into it I quickly realise that it tastes even better than it looks.This is absloutely the star of the meal tonight.
I am left feeling almost too full to move – luckily, in keeping with the relaxed atmosphere, nobody is rushed into leaving. This is the perfect place for commuters and travellers to stop for a meal – but also ideal for families and friends to catch up over a nice spot of reasonably priced pub grub in an easy-going environment.