Hang on I hear you say. Weren’t you here last night? Yes, we were. After a rainy day out on the bikes we decided that a nice quiet evening in the pub was required. We had popped in to The Sportsman Inn but they were absolutely rammed, so we walked down in to the village again, and back to the Royal Hotel, as we had enjoyed it last night.
Same drill as last night, grab menus, sit down, order food and drink. First up a pint of Longdendale Lights by Howard Town Brewery, a good session pale ale:-
Dinner was well earned, despite a curtailed ride. For me it was the Royal burger (beef and horseradish), topped with bacon and cheese and served with a salad garnish and chips, whilst Mrs MOFAD opted for the burger sliders – three mini-burgers of pulled pork, beef and chicken served with chips.
The sliders could have done with something else to accompany them (I donated my coleslaw), and the rolls were a little dry, but the fillings were all good. My burger was nice also, just a hint of horseradish, and a good brioche bun. Despite the silly mesh bucket, we did get plates, and a hint of salad garnish. A very nice burger.
This was accompanied by a Marston’s pale ale, typically average Marston’s stuff.
Thankfully, there was time for another Longdendale Lights since that was much better. There were a few other ales on that I’d had before too. Another nice night at The Royal Hotel, definitely worth popping in if you’re in Hayfield. Although they do stop serving food at 7pm on Sundays, which is slightly annoying on a Bank Holiday weekend! It does pretty much guarantee that we’ll be eating elsewhere tomorrow night though.