With Christmas cheer in full swing (i’m already 50% prosecco and 50% cheese) i was super happy to be invited down to The Pheasant to try out their amazing new festive offerings as we fly into December. Id heard amazing things about The Pheasant pub before and just knew i was in for an absolute treat.
Walking into The Pheasant on a cold, dark Saturday night is the perfect medicine, with its open fire and smell of homemade cooking there’s just something so homely and comforting about the whole vibe. Combine this with a Christmas tree, wine and a festive menu and you have yourself the PERFECT night out for the holiday season (Christmas crackers and all).
Much to my delight, we were seated right next to the open fire and served a festive bramble to enjoy whilst we browsed the menu. The Pheasant’s festive offerings feature two menus, a three and four course, each differing slightly with the four-course that little bit more indulgent. We went for the three course offering, choosing creamy garlic mushrooms and scallops to start and the tomato and almond bake and pork belly and pig’s cheek for our mains.
The garlic mushrooms were super tasty, served on top of soft sourdough with a dollop of creamy, melted stilton on the top – heaven. The scallops were just as delicious, perfectly delicate with crispy, salty pancetta and a sweet, minty pea puree.
Continuing the feast were our main courses, with the vegetarian option, the tomato and almond bake being a delicious choice for veggies and the pork belly just melting in the mouth, combined with the peppery pig’s cheek for another level of flavour. A true, indulgent Christmassy feast.
Tis definitely the season for dessert and so we couldn’t resist the chocolate brownie and apple crumble and custard, both equally delicious and the perfect end to a true Christmas feast. The Pheasant are serving their festive menus all over the Christmas period and it honestly has the most Christmassy vibe – perfect to hide away for a few hours and enjoy some amazing pub grub. Don’t miss out!