The Marquis Wellington, Leicester – never again!

Oh dear. This is the first time that somewhere that gained MOFAD approval is having it revoked. Six visits in the last 2 years before today, although it’s fair to say that during the last one, the cracks were showing with this tragic mushy pea affair.


It wasn’t the first time we’d had issues, after lots of mix ups with our order in June 2015. Here comes the story of the evening…

We met up with regular dining, camping and walking companions Karon and John for some pre-show eats. We placed our order eventually (initial choices of pie were unavailable, and the limited menu has not changed for months, so it took a bit of time to get the order sorted).

A decent pint of Pekko Pale ale started things off well, but that was about it for tonight.

Even though we ordered second (separate orders for our table), our food arrived first, with the barman promising to check on the other order.

My “Rodeo burger” was a decent effort, a good (if a little small) home made burger, with a nice BBQ sauce, good brioche bun and very crispy onion rings.

Mrs MOFAD’s chicken Caesar salad was less impressive, and not very filling either.

We’d finished our dinner, but Karon & John were still waiting. After they’d reached the 45 minute mark, our time was up, as we had to be round the corner for our evening entertainment. Luckily, the staff were understanding and issued a refund, with the food turning up just as we were walking out of the door. A very poor show indeed, and we won’t be back.

Luckily the entertainment was not a poor show, Brian Cox and Robin Ince with a mixture of space, science, comedy and Brian Blessed anecdotes. There was also a live edition of #briancoxbillionwatch and #briancoxstaaaaaaarswatch with an unassailable record of 46 uses of billions and 25 uses of staaaaaaarrrrssss.