Tonight, we took a trip to the newly restored Blacksmith’s Arms in Loughborough. Long term residents will remember that this was the name of this particular establishment during the 1990s, and was a popular place for students and residents alike. Good food and drink and a little bowling alley made for a cracking venue.
But then it changed hands and went by at least one other name. But in 2014, The Blacksmith’s came back. And what a cracking job they have done. Fusing some of its olden charm (lightly washed brick work) with modern furniture and a new bar, this pub has come back to life. And they have a nice simple menu too. Alongside a large selection of PieMinster pies, there are rotating specials including the pub classic of fish and chips.
Tonight, the Minister opted for a favourite of his, Boeuf Bourguignon, served with honey roast parsnips and potatoes, and some slices of baguette with butter.
Very pleasant indeed, accompanied by a nice pint of Caledonian Golden XPA, a nice golden ale. We will be back.