I will admit the only time I have used a Brewers Fayre is when I have stayed in a Premier Inn and it has been the restaurant attached and each time we have been happy enough with the style of food and the choice offered.
Recently in my local area a new Brewers Fayre has popped up next to a new hotel branch in Bexleyheath and I was lucky enough to get the chance to try out their menu. In general there is a good varied choice of dishes available, but along side that there is a ‘midweek value’ style offer which allows you to get 2 mains off the list for £10.99 with the bonus of 2 starters for £2.50 and 2 desserts for £2.50, with their fizzy soft drinks also offered as a refillable option which offers amazing value when you have teenagers that eat and drink like adults. They also have added some new menu choices under an ‘Autumn range‘ throughout the main menu such as Cock- a – Leekie soup, Chicken and ham pie or even Smoked Haddock Florentine to name a couple.
We popped to our new branch on a Friday evening around 5pm and found it quite quiet at that time, however as we were leaving just before 6.30pm it had really filled up and become busier. looking through the menu we opted for a few of the value meals including curry, ribs and chicken. We ordered a couple of the potato dippers as starters to share which acme with both a sour cream dip and a gorgeous sweet chilli dip. The teens initially didn’t want any then aswe all got chatting we noticed them start to tuck in and my eldest who is quite fussy commented on how nice they were. So the 2 starters were plenty for all four of use to have a good nibble at as the portion sizes were generous.
As for mains, we all ordered something different, my youngest chose the chicken tikka masala which came with rice, a nan bread and a popadom with a pot of mango chutney. He ate most of it but said it was very filling.
My eldest loves his BBQ ribs so it was no surprise he ordered them. Again the portions size was filling as it was served with chips, salad and a coleslaw.
My hubby went for the Atlantic Cod and chips that were served with peas and a pot of tartar sauce. My hubby and eldest’s choice were two of the choices you could upgrade to 2 mains for £12.99- still great value for two main meals.
I went for chicken, it was smothered chicken with bacon, cheese and a BBQ sauce serves with chips, salad and a slice of garlic bread ( which my youngest decided he would have!)
You can see from the pictures that all the portions were definitely regular sized and no adjustment had been made because of the value option. They were so filling in fact that none of us managed to try a dessert but decided to have some coffees instead which again are refillable and are Costa Coffees which are my favourites anyway.
So all in all the bill would have come to around £44 for effectively four adults including all our drinks which I am sure you will agree is cheaper than most other places when eating out. All of us were quite surprised at how nice the food was ad very impressed by the portion sizes considering the prices.
Also while we were there we noticed that they run a ‘buffet style’ Chef’s counter option each night Monday- Saturday between 5-8pm from only £7.49 a person, but also on a Sunday between 12-6pm for a carvery roast costing £9.99 which includes a soup starter. There are different versions each night from a mexican theme with all the trimmings, a curry night with all the extras, a pizza them or a burger/hot dog them or on a Friday it’s a fish and chip shop theme and then chicken on Saturdays. This is something I would be interested in going back to try with my husband (especially the mexican evening) as it is available at a great time of the early evening when we are maybe doing the teens taxi cab runs and we could maybe treat ourselves in between! Mind you I do love a good carvery.
We took one of their Bonus Club card where you collect points on food ans drinks when you dine there and also get a free meal on your birthday………..what’s not to like about that? I can safely say we will definitely be returning so our Bonus card will come in handy.
**DISCLOSURE- we were gifted our meal in return for a review, however, we have been honest with our views and it is a fair representation of what we thought.